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Sexuality in Adulthood and Later Life Early Adulthood Identify the factors that lead people to stay single. Describe cohabitation and the influence it might have on our subsequent experiences and behaviors. Recognize the difference between living apart together and friends with benefits. Integrating Marriage and Sexual Well-Being Understand the reasons why people are marrying later in life in the United States. Identify key differences in the institution of marriage across cultures. Describe the factors involved in sexual satisfaction after marriage. Identify the social and legal issues surrounding same-sex marriage. Describe divorce trends in the United States and the effect of divorce on families. Sexuality and Aging Populations Understand the myths and taboos pertaining to sex in midlife. Understand how caring for your body and keeping fit can contribute to positive sexuality in midlife. Describe issues of sexuality and aging, especially factors that affect sexual satisfaction in the later years. Explain how illness and disability may affect sexual functioning in later life. Sexuality and Well-Being in Late Life Understand sexual desire in late life and challenges to the expression of sexual desire among elders. Learning Objectives 395
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Developing Your Position 1 . How do you feel about being married in general? About bei ng single? Early 20s to mid-30s. midlife Adulthood beginning in the late 40s. seniors Adults 65 and up. 396 Self, Society, and Culture: It's Never Too Late Katherine had lived alone for a long time, and so had Laurel. Katherine's long-time part-ner had died some years before, and she had adapted, but never given up hope that she might find someone special again. Laurel was older and had been married and divorced, and then in a relationship for several years that had actually been hurtful to her. They were introduced to each other in an unexpected way-via email by a health care professional who knew them both and thought they might like each other. You might call it match-making, or just sticking your nose in someone else's life. Whatever you call it, Katherine and Laurel grudgingly met for coffee, both anticipating disappointment or worse. They took an instant shine to each other, went out on a date the next day, and have been insepa-rable since that time, almost 3 years ago. Oh, and what we didn't tell you is that Katherine is 7 4 and Laurel is 83. Theirs is a true story, and it reveals that we are never too old to give love and sexual well-being a chance to flourish in our lives. It is human nature to search for meaning, identity, love, and pleasure as ways to become whole and vibrant people. A growing number of people in the United States live 2. How do you feel about having a life partner to love and with whom to live out your life? 3. If you expect to enjoy an active sexua l life in your late adult years, what can you do when you're younger to remain sexually active later on?

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