a publication of the sexuality and aging consortium at widener university

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.   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 look at her strengths and her challenges.  She defies her friend’s and family’s expectations of her.  And she longs to be desired sexually.

You can learn more about sexuality among older adults at this year’s Sexuality and Aging Training Institute.  Click here to find out more and register.  And, members of the Sexuality and Aging Consortium can use the promo code AGING for a discount.

We’d love to hear from you.  You can email us at SAConsortium@widener.edu or engage with us on Facebook and Twitter.  Every Friday, we have a Twitter fest on #sexaginginsights.  Follow us and get involved in the conversations.  Engaging with us can help you in your work – and it’s fun!  We’d love to hear what you have to say.

And remember, mainstream media can be a great tool to talk about our work.

 

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