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Popular Culture’s Perceptions of Sexuality and Elderly People Kimberly Allen CHFD220 October 14, 2018
Popular Culture’s Perceptions of Sexuality and Elderly People When people think of sexuality and older people, most feel that sexual relationships no longer exist. However, studies show that people in their 70s and 80s are still interested in sex and they are also interested in love and intimacy (Hatfield & Rapson, 2015). Over fifty percent of married couples over the age of sixty tend to have sexual intercourse at least one a month and are satisfied with their sexual intimacy (Hatfield & Rapson, 2015). Even though older people are still interested in sexual relationships there are many physical changes that occur as people start to get older. With age comes health issues such as diabetes, arthritis and the use of medicine which can affect the sexuality of both older men and women. In the two pictures above, both couples are attempting to engage in sexual relations even though they are older. Both pictures possess physiological, psychological, and social aspects of sexual development. In the first picture, the elderly couple is about to engage in sexual activities where the husband wants his wife to get on top. Both appear to be older in age as their skin is wrinkled and

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