Assignment 2 - Sex and the Older Couple The message of the...

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Sex and the OlderCoupleThe message of the cartoon strip that I found implements that sex in the older couple is a natural, normal and common thing. Growing up, I always thought sex and elderly people was unheard of and very disgusting. I never wanted to imagine my grandparents having sex or even knowing what or if they had sex but as I got older things changed. My maternal grandmother is 66 years old and she talks about sex much more than I would like to hear about. However, still, somehow I believe that the older I got the more comfortable I became with the idea of sex and talking about sex with my mom and my Noni (which is what I call my grandmother) and it actually makes our bond closer. I know you’re probably thinking, “How does it makes your bondcloser?” and I’ll tell you. Those conversations passed down between three different generations provides and gives something that the previous or current generations didn’t or doesn’t have and it helps shed light that sex with age may carry on the same “physical” feeling but mentally and emotionally we are all in a different place. “Sex with a partner in the previous year was reported by 73% of people ages 57 to 64; 53% of those ages 64 to 75, and 26% of people 75 to 85. Of those who were active, most said they did two to three times a month or more.” (Marchione, 2007) WOW!! Those statics really put things in perspective for me in terms of how older people view sex and how active they may be. I would’ve never imagined that so many older people actually participate in sex on a normal basis. After viewing this cartoon it helped me to

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