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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...

Consortium Sex Blogger Honored

Consortium member Joan Price recently earned a huge honor — her blog earned 14th place among the Top 100 Sex Blogs of 2011.  Price reports that about 400 sex-related blogs were considered for ranking, and she believes hers is the only blog to focus on sexuality in older age. Hers is also educational, rather than titillating. Congratulations, Joan!  Read her blog here.   To see all 100 top-ranked blogs, click... Read more...

Older Women Want Sexuality Education, Study Shows

Researchers from the University of Florida have learned that a “critical need” exists for better communication between older women and their doctors, specifically about sexuality. Women reported that not only do they want to talk to their doctors about sex, they also want to be better equipped to “negotiate” safer sex with their partners. Dr. Cynthia Morton and her colleagues conducted focus... Read more...

My Mother Did What, With Whom?

An article by Consortium member Katherine A. Forsythe, MSW, was published in the Jewish Home News.  The article, a helpful piece for both consumers and professionals, is titled, “My Mother Did What, With Whom?” with the subtitle, “Understanding Human Sexuality in the Golden Years, Honoring the Whole Person, Throughout the Lifetime.”  We encourage you to read the article... Read more...

What’s Up, Docs? Training Medical Students to Talk about Sex with Older Patients

By Bill Taverner, MA “Sex Week” is the nickname of the human sexuality educational program for medical students held at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey.  The program was co-founded by Dr. Sandra Leiblum (a Sexuality and Aging Consortium founding member) and Dr. Richard Cross almost 40 years ago to teach medical students about the importance of sexuality in their patients’ lives. Until... Read more...

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