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Reflections on Sexuality and Aging By Connie M. Bowes,

Reflections on Sexuality and Aging By Connie M. Bowes, Recently, I celebrated my 72nd birthday.  Being this age feels quite shocking and utterly amazing to me at the same time.  I frequently wonder, “how the heck did this happen?”  It feels strange to be in this body of advancing age and experience the aging process.  I used to wonder what it would feel like to be an older person.  Now, I know because... Read more...

Members in the Media

Consortium co-presidents Dr. Melanie Davis and Dr. Robin Goldberg-Glen discussed sexuality in long-term care settings in the Summer 2015 issue of the California Assisted Living Association magazine. Read the story.   In addition to their perspectives, the article includes the perspectives of an elder law attorney and a psychologist specializing in dementias. Consortium member Melissa Donahue was quoted in an... 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...

Consortium Member Joan Price Wins Catalyst Award

By Joan Price CatalystCon, a national conference devoted to sparking communication in sexuality, activism and acceptance, is an amazing event that happens twice a year: once in Washington, DC and once in Los Angeles. The presenters and attendees are sex educators, bloggers, authors, researchers, professors, sex workers, adult entertainment performers, therapists, and anyone else who has a commitment to sharing in... Read more...

World Association for Sexual Health Releases Revised Declaration of Sexual Rights

On Sexual Health Day 2014, Sept. 4, The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) released a revision of its Declaration of Sexual Rights. This Declaration was updated to respond to critical discussions that have been occurring within the United Nations regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights. In April 2014, World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) representative Esther Corona of Mexico delivered a... Read more...

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