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Running head: SEX AMOUNG THE ELDERLY Sex Among the Elderly CHFD220: Human Sexuality Dr. Aaron Deris American Public University
Sex Among the Elderly The cartoon I decided to evaluate is shown at the end of this paper along with the URL. This cartoon exemplifies a man and woman who I can only assume are a couple, perhaps married, lying next to each other under covers. The man showing his arousal asked the woman “want some hot steamy sex on your birthday? And she replies, “well who wouldn’t.” they are both naked and have their dentures in a glass next to each side of their bedsides. This cartoon is not only funny but it is completely beautiful. This couple looks like they are well into their older ages and still so affectionate towards each other as they look into each other’s eye and a heart displayed on the headboard. The message in this cartoon is that love and humor is a common occurrence in their relationship. I had the amazing opportunity to be raised by my grandparents so I know and understand true love. They were very affectionate with one another. It is no secret that it is a common assumption that once an individual turns a certain age they may lose some of their drive to continue to be sexually active with their significant other. According to a journal article entitled “Sexuality: Desire, activity and intimacy in the elderly” it states that in a survey only 72% of individuals that were under the age of 60 were still sexually active, although only 57% of individuals who partook in the survey that were above the age of 60 years of age were still sexually active. There were others who admitted to become

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