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Sexuality and Intimacy: What’s Aging Got to Do With It?

By Anita P. Hoffer Despite what the popular media might indicate, sexuality and intimacy play an active role in our lives as we age. There is an abundance of research, from the Journal of the American Medical Association to the Journal of Gerontological Nursing to the Wall Street Journal, showing sexual activity (whether partnered or solo) is good for your health, even in later years. Engaging in sex can relieve... Read more...

Co-President Melanie Davis featured in video “Older in New York: Sex and the Older Woman”

Consortium co-president Melanie Davis was featured in a video discussed Sex and the Older Woman.  This video was directed by NYU documentarian Jenise M. Morgan. Melanie has been educating through workshops, lectures, blogs, and other sources on sexuality and aging as well as issues concerning cancer and menopause and the effect on sexuality and self-esteem. Find out more about Melanie’s work here. Follow this... Read more...

Member’s Book Makes AARP Bedroom Books List

Consortium member Joan Price’s book, Naked at Our Age, has been included in AARP’s list of books that can add sizzle to one’s sex life. The Love & Sex blog on the AARP.org website is written by Pepper Schwartz, PhD, who is a member of the Consortium’s Advisory Board. Read the entire list... Read more...

Not Just for High School Anymore: Sex Ed Across the Lifespan

Reprinted with permission from HPV News, published by the American Social Health Association An Interview with Bill Taverner Sex ed. For many of us that conjures thoughts of the health or gym teacher fumbling through notes on the birds and the bees. The modern variety of sex ed has been much in the news the last few years, as abstinence-only education has received much attention (and many dollars, too). Sex ed... Read more...

Field Report on Sex Ed for Older Adults

Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter: 30 Sex Ed Lessons for Adults Only is a facilitator-friendly, consumer-friendly curriculum that benefits the Consortium with every sale. If you’re tempted but wonder what it’s like to implement in the “real world, read OWSS Notes from the Field_Terri Clark To order your own copy of OWSS, click... Read more...

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