a publication of the sexuality and aging consortium at widener university

Win $1000 by Getting People to Talk about Sex after 50!

Consortium founder Peggy Brick. MEd, CSE wants people to talk about sex after 50, and she’s offering $1,000 for the best plan to get the conversation started. “This is a campaign to get people talking about how to overcome the myths, the stereotypes, the old expectations about sex in mid and later life. For 15 years, I’ve encouraged hundreds of adults to talk about sex and aging, and I know the... Read more...

New Aging Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes Scale in Development

The Aging Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes Scale (ASKAS) was published in 1981 by Charles B. White to assess the aspects of sexual knowledge and attitudes as they relate to older adults. Although the idea that sexuality is a lifelong need is gaining greater research support and greater acceptability to the general public, few consider the institutionalized aged as having sexual needs or being able to benefit from... Read more...

The Case for The Consortium — and You

By 2030, about 20 percent of the US population – that’s 71 million people — will be 65 or older. Odds are good that you will either be part of that population or will be joining it before long. Adults are living longer and healthier, and there’s no good reason why they shouldn’t enjoy their sexuality. We’re not implying that every older adult wants to be partnered up, having more sexual interludes than ever.... Read more...

Consortium Governance

The Consortium was formally founded in 2007 by Peggy Brick, MEd, CSE (past president) and a small number of professionals with an interest in sexuality and aging. Today, our Board of Trustees is comprised of professionals from across the US, and we have an international Advisory Board of experts in sexuality, sexual rights, psychotherapy, aging, gerontology, research, and health. Our annual conference attracts... Read more...

2014 Sexuality, Intimacy & Aging Conference Pronounced “Excellent”

I just wanted to reach out to you to let you know what a wonderful experience I had at the Sexuality, Intimacy, and Aging Conference. It was so great and inspiring to see so many people interested in continuing healthy sexual practices, especially centered around the aging population…I definitely plan on going to the conference again next year. Thank you again! Sincerely, Renee J. Flores, MD Assistant... Read more...

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