Sex and sexuality communicate a great deal:
affection, love, esteem, warmth, sharing, and bonding. These gifts are as much
the right of older adults as they are of those who are much younger.
Three aspects of sexuality are covered in this topic: the changes that
come with aging, suggestions on how to adjust to these changes, and information
sexually transmitted infections.
healthy adults, pleasure and interest in sex do not diminish with age. Age
alone is no reason to change the sexual practices that you have enjoyed
throughout your life. But you may have to make a few minor adjustments to
accommodate any physical limitations you may have or the effects of certain
illnesses or medicines.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 21, 2014
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