By Andy Merrett
Sep 25, 2005
Age no barrier to sex, survey says
Sexual relationships are a quality of life issue that continues well past the age of 50, says Sallie Foley, an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan.
Older adults desire fun, excitement and passion in relationships and sex, often associated with one’s younger years.
Whether it’s feeling ashamed or embarrassed, couples do not discuss love, relationship and sex, she said. They use euphemisms rather than communicating honestly with each other, she said. Some older adults also don’t know where to obtain relationship information specific to their situation. When they do find this informationÃ¯Â¿Â½a magazine article about sex, for example, Ã¯Â¿Â½they do not know how to broach the subject with their partners, Foley said.
“People are hungry for practical advice in dating and sex, as well as resolving long-standing arguments,” Foley said.
Read the full article: Aging Does Not End Sex, Relationships, Says Expert