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Running head: POPULAR CULTURE’S PERCEPTIONS OF SEXUALITY AND AGING1Popular Culture’s Perceptions of Sexuality and AgingAmerican Military UniversityApril 17, 2016
POPULAR CULTURE’S PERCEPTIONS OF SEXUALITY AND AGING2Popular Culture’s Perceptions of Sexuality and AgingThe message is very clear in the picture. A lot of us assume that due to our age as we get older our sex drive start to disappearing. But in reality, that is far from the truth. Elderly people still enjoy sex and sexual acts, because of the pleasure involved with sex. In fact, some older people are more sexually active now than they probably were when they were younger. When I was younger back home in Colorado, I used to date one elderly lady; she has very sweet personality, she was taking care of herself well, exercise daily, and very athletic. At that time, I was only 23 years old. I was surprised how active she was sexual. In my opinion is that as you get older, you stop caring about what other people think of you. With life long experience, you have under yourbelt; you learn that is life is short you should just enjoy it. There are maybe reasons why we might not want to hear or think about sex among older people. One of the reasons is we don't liketo think about our parent or grandparent "in that way." Most of the time kids like to deny hear or think about parent's sexuality, for many of us also difficult to think about others people sexuality especially our guardian (mom & dad). Before "Sexual Revolutions" in the 1960s and 70s, women who expressed in sexual desire was viewed, that they are promiscuous, and wasn't