a publication of the sexuality and aging consortium at widener university

George Eliot on Sexuality and Aging

“How is it that the poets have said so many fine things about our first love, so few about our later love? Are their first poems their best? Or are not those the best which come from their fuller thought, their larger experience, their deeper-rooted affections? The boy’s flue-like voice has its own spring charm, but the man should yield a richer, deeper music.” from Adam Bede, by George Eliot... Read more...

My First Time…at CatalystCon East

By Melanie Davis, PhD, CSE This column was first published at www.MelanieDavisPhD.com I just returned from a three inspirational days at CatalystCon East, which founder Dee Dennis describes as a “melting pot of sexuality” that brings together┬ásex educators, sexologists, sex workers, writers, activists, people in the adult industry and others seeking to create change. I was changed by the experience, not... Read more...

Sexuality and Aging: The Facts

This article was first published in Renaissance Magazine, New Jersey Foundation for Aging, 21(1), 2014 By Melanie Davis, PhD, CSE and Robin Goldberg-Glen, PhD, MSW Co-Presidents, Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University In 2012, a 30-second video public service announcement was released on social media to promote safer sex for older adults. It shows about 10 fully clothed older adults on a fully lit,... Read more...

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