Aging Process & Sexuality

What’s your reaction? Did you find yourself thinking that older adults don’t have sex or that “even if they wanted to, they couldn’t because they are too frail and weak to attempt it”?

But, wait a minute: a landmark study on sexual attitudes and practices of Americans ages 45 and older, commissioned by AARP and Modern Maturity magazine in 1999 and updated in 2004, found that although the amount of sexual activity generally decreases as one ages, the amount of sexual interest remains intact.

We’ve gathered some resources for seniors and their caregivers to further explore the matter:

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