Sex and Older Adults Articles

  • Sex in the Time of Caregiving

    Women are often the primary caregivers for their aging parent(s) or spouse. These responsibilities can weigh heavily on a woman's emotional health and have physical effects as well. Coupled with menopause, intimacy can become especially challenging.

  • Seniors and Sex: Elder Care Facilities Attempt to Tackle Taboos

    Seniors are having more sex. Elder care facilities must balance an aging adult's need for intimacy and companionship with the safety of all involved.

  • Sex in Retirement Communities—Who Decides What's Proper?

    Is it OK for elderly people in nursing homes to have sex? What happens when your elderly, single mom or dad falls in love with another single senior at the nursing home or assisted living facility?