a publication of the sexuality and aging consortium at widener university

Whipple and Stayton Earn Gold Medals from WAS

The Consortium congratulates two of our Advisory Board members, William R. Stayton, MDiv, ThD, PhD and Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN, who recently received Gold Medal awards for lifetime contributions to the field of sexology. The awards were granted by the World Association for Sexual Health during its 20th annual congress, held this year in Glasgow, Scotland. Said Whipple, “After my Gold Medal talk, I... Read more...

Peggy Brick Named Age4Aging Champion

Consortium President Peggy Brick was recently honored as an Age4Aging Champion, by the Age4Aging Network in Washington, DC.  She was nominated for the award by Consortium member Susie Wilson. This article was written by Phil Nash, of Age4Aging. When Peggy Brick, 83, starts a new sex-ed class for people over 55, she leads off with a joke. Here’s one: Sadie and Bill, now up in their years, are going to bed. Usually,... Read more...

Links

We are happy to link to organizations and commercial sites we believe will benefit adults in middle age and beyond, as well as the professionals who work with them.  In addition to these links, please visit our website for a bibliography and articles about and by Consortium members. Aging in Action summarizes recent research findings by medical and social scientists about issues related to health, health services,... Read more...

Edgy Furniture Helps Older Lovers

“I’d love to, but my knees won’t cooperate.”  “We used to enjoy that, but his bad back is a deal breaker.”  When the libido is willing but the body balks, take an online visit to SilverSex, an online vendor of furniture and pillows designed to help older lovers remain in the game. SilverSex furniture and “sexsessories” are the brainchild of a furniture designer who... Read more...

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