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PORTRAYAL OF SEXUALITY IN OLDER ADULTS 1 Envisioning our elders having sex at their age is something most of us don’t want to think about, or just don’t want to imagine. According to one article properly titled, The Secret Lives of Sex in the Elderly, suggest that “retirement and long-term care homes in which they live can sometimes seem like college dorms, and they’re not just talking about social cliques and drinking alcohol!”("Secret Lives of Sex in the Elderly," 2009) As I was saying, we know elderly folks have sexual relationships, but we as a society don’t want to imagine it. Our society tends to imply that as we age, we no longer have sexual needs or the ability to have sex. Most people’s state of mind implies that we will somehow change our feelings or needs as we age. Out of all the images or advertisements I looked at, none of them portrayed that older adult’s sexuality is anything other than something funny to poke at and make fun of. Why is that? If you were to look up the same content but younger adults the images would be much more seductive and sexy.

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