Populations around the world are rapidly ageing. Many challenges and opportunities arise from this demographic transition.1 However, the sexual health of the older members of these aging populations is often overlooked in academic and media discourse. The subject of sexuality in […]
The effect of divorce on health risks is well researched, but less understood is how health, or the lack of it, may affect the risk of divorce. Now, a new study of older couples finds that marriage is more likely to end […]
Dr Bianca Fileborn, of La Trobe University’s Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, has just published the results of her new study: Sex, Desire and Pleasure: Considering the Experiences of Older Australian Women. Fileborn says that far from women’s […]
“The divorce rate today — 3.6 divorces per one thousand couples per year — is at its lowest level since 1970… For marriages that occurred in the 1950s through the 1970s, the figures clearly show that the probability of divorce before […]
The Relationship Between Intimacy and Memory. A new study reveals that intimate couples develop interconnected memory systems which compensate for cognitive decline in later life.
Up to 30% of older individuals who appear cognitively healthy and retain their mental and memory capacities actually have significant neural signs of dementia (Morris et al., 2004; Pike et al., 2007). Similarly, brain pathology is not always consistent with clinical signs […]
As 60 approaches I look in the mirror and I see a head of long, graying hair and a body delicately scarred by life. The boobs are no longer perky and I bear the stretch marks of two pregnancies. But what you […]
A survey by Channel Four News reveals that online dating has made sex more accessible for men and women over 60. But as well as offering the possibility of greater sexual fulfilment, the internet is also throwing up new challenges and dangers. […]
“Most women fake orgasm because most men fake foreplay.” Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D. shares 5 things she wishes she knew about sex when she was 30.
By thirty, I thought I knew all about sex. I knew that raking my nails down someone’s back was only acceptable in the movies. (Lost that guy). I learned that I had to be focused and open and receptive in […]
“Men don’t leave unless there’s another woman.” Sharon Greenthal contemplates her father’s midlife crisis.
When I was 19 years old, my father and mother separated for good, after years of going back and forth, trying to make their marriage work. Having married at the tender ages of 20 and just 21, a week after graduating from […]
New results published in The Lancet as part of the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) survey reveal how sexual behaviour and attitudes in Britain have changed in recent decades. Data from three Natsal studies, carried out every ten […]