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ASSIGNMENT TWOJames1Popular Culture’s Perceptions of Sexuality and AgingAssignment TwoMelissa JamesCHFD 220
Popular Culture’s Perceptions of Sexuality and Aging2Sex When you get OlderThis assignment challenged us to select a single photo and convey the message of saidphoto in our own word. There were two photos that capturedmy attention and I immediately began generating opinions onwhat the messages were trying to portray to the viewers. I choseto discuss two photos because they both convey the same messages. The message that theseconvey is as we age we become less interested in being physical with our partners due to theirdecrease in their sex drive and physical appearances change. The older we get the more one’s sexlife will evolve.1.As we get older our physiologicalchanges such as their appearances and their sex drive eventually decrease over time. For men the changes they experience as they become olderis that their testosterone levels will decrease, it takes too long to get an erection, or they have trouble getting an erection at all as they will have a smaller amount of muscle tension in their penis and they even have a longer refractory period (Aging and the Sexual Response Cycle, 2014). The older men get its more likely for them to get an
Popular Culture’s Perceptions of Sexuality and Aging3erectile dysfunction. For women they have an inadequate amount of lubrication by having dryness and thinning causing intercourse to be discomforting, less muscle contractions during an orgasm and less frequent orgasm, as well as taking longer to become aroused (Aging and the Sexual Response Cycle, 2014). Menopause is another reason women don’t enjoy sex. Although older adults go through these types of changes