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ASSIGNMENT TWO James 1 Popular Culture’s Perceptions of Sexuality and Aging Assignment Two Melissa James CHFD 220
Popular Culture’s Perceptions of Sexuality and Aging 2 Sex When you get Older This assignment challenged us to select a single photo and convey the message of said photo in our own word. There were two photos that captured my attention and I immediately began generating opinions on what the messages were trying to portray to the viewers. I chose to discuss two photos because they both convey the same messages. The message that these convey is as we age we become less interested in being physical with our partners due to their decrease in their sex drive and physical appearances change. The older we get the more one’s sex life will evolve. 1. As we get older our physiological changes such as their appearances and their sex drive eventually decrease over time. For men the changes they experience as they become older is 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 Aging 3 erectile 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

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