Numerous studies show that sexual health problems are common among older adults and that people are reluctant to talk about sex with their doctors and romantic partners. A healthy sex life remains important in the later half of life, but sexual functioning and the need for information may change, says Susan Wysocki, a nurse practitioner and medical adviser for the American Sexual Health Association. Seniors are interested in sex, according to one of the most thorough examinations of the issue, published in in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Acquati C, et al. Chiara Acquati More than half of young adults with cancer reported ongoing problems with sexual functioning in the first 2 years following their diagnosis, according to an investigational study published in Cancer. For women, being in a relationship increased the likelihood of reporting sexual dysfunction; for men, the likelihood increased regardless of their relationship status.
Electronic address: rmilhaus uoguelph. Research on prevalence of these sexual problems within Canada is sparse and is warranted given the unique context related to provision of health care services in contrast to other countries. AIM: We investigated sexual problems women's low desire, orgasm difficulties, and vaginal pain, as well as men's low desire, erection difficulties, and ejaculation difficulties and their correlates among a large sample of Canadian men and women aged years.
While certain health conditions can affect the libido and sexual capacity, many people still want and need intimacy, or have sexual desires, as they grow older. However, there seem to be taboos and preconceived ideas about the sexuality of older adults. Sexuality is defined by the World Health Organization as encompassing sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction. A recent systematic review examined the attitudes and concerns of seniors over 60 in relation to their sexuality.
Metrics details. Sexual functioning among older adults has received little attention in research and clinical practice, although it is an integral part of old age. As older adults tend to consume health services and to visit family physicians more frequently, these care-providers serve as gatekeepers in the case of sexual concerns.
Archives of Sexual Behavior. The objective of this study was to investigate cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between declines in sexual activity and function and health outcomes in a large population-based sample of older adults. Data were analyzed using logistic regression, adjusted for sociodemographics, health behaviors, and depressive symptoms.
The number of people who live at home with Alzheimer's Disease ADa brain disease that causes abnormal changes that kill brain cells, is expected to grow from 3. Experts agree that we know very little about sexuality among people living at home with AD or other cognitive problems. Older adults who have cognitive problems that impact the way they think and make decisions may ask physicians to help managing sexual problems.
Many people want and need to be close to others as they grow older. For some, this includes the desire to continue an active, satisfying sex life. With aging, that may mean adapting sexual activity to accommodate physical, health, and other changes.
Sex problems do not only affect middle age and older people — teens and young adults have difficulties with sex too, a new study from Canada shows. Researchers asked boys and girls ages 16 to 21 about their sex lives, using online questionnaires that assess sexual functioning; for example, problems with erectionejaculation or sexual desire. The study included only boys and girls who were sexually active, out of people in that age range who initially responded to the survey.
Prevalence of sexual problems and related help-seeking behaviors among mature adults in Brazil: data from the global study of sexual attitudes and behaviors. The objective was to study sexual activity, prevalence of sexual problems and related help-seeking behaviors among middle-aged and older men and women in Brazil. The standardized questionnaire investigated demographics, general health, sexual behavior, attitudes and beliefs.