a publication of the sexuality and aging consortium at widener university

Want to Volunteer?

Want to volunteer? On August 4th, you can attend the  Sexuality and Aging Training Institute, a pre-conference at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit.    And we promise more exciting information than ever! This is the last week to apply to volunteer at the Summit.  By giving 12-15 hours of your time during the Summit, you can get a free registration and you can apply right here. Even if you aren’t a volunteer, you... Read more...

Graduation is not the end

This is the season when the graduates put on those funny caps and long gowns and we give them advice on their future jobs, careers, intellectual pursuits.  But do we ever talk to them about their future relationships or sexuality?  This year, the  Institute promises you more than pomp and circumstance.    This year, we will see more professionals in our field graduating with degrees in human sexuality, social work,... Read more...

What have you seen in mainstream media that puts sexuality and aging in a positive light?

To get into the spirit of the Institute in advance, consider watching the film, Hello My Name is Doris.    It’s a light comedy and has its flaws, but the main character, Doris (played by Sally Field), shines a light on an older woman’s sexual nature.  Doris lives alone and is interested in a man half her age. In the past, Doris might have been called a spinster, a crone, pitiful, or ridiculous. Yet today we may... Read more...

Why worry about STI’s when you’re over 60

Age is not an exemption from dealing with Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).  Older adults are part of a generation where safer sex may have meant avoiding pregnancy. Many older adults think, “Why me?  I don’t need to practice safer sex, I’m not going to get pregnant and I survived the HIV/AIDS crisis.” At the Sexuality and Aging Consortium, we are addressing the needs of older adults and STIs.  According to... Read more...

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