The Changing Nature of Intimate and Sexual Relationships in Later Life

Pepper Schwartz, PhD and Nicholas Velotta, BA ABSTRACT: Studies regarding sexuality have generally overlooked the growing population of older adults over 50. In this article, we discuss and elaborate on what information we do have regarding intimacy and sexuality post-50 including sexual behaviors, sexual satisfaction ratings, and how the policies within long-term care facilities (LTC’s)…

The Effect of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity on Relationships in Later Life

Douglas C. Kimmel, PhD Overview The goal of this article is to provide some useful resources for understanding the special issues of aging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults, especially related to isolation. This article includes: 1) a summary of the support and advocacy issues from the National SAGE website; 2) focused discussion…

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