Sex and diversity in later life : critical perspectives /

References -- 3 Sexual desires and intimacy needs in older persons and towards the end of life -- Introduction -- Literature search strategy -- Sex and intimacy in older persons: the specialness of sex -- Sexual and intimate connections at the end of life: the spark that never dies -- Taking researc...

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Other Authors: Hafford-Letchfield, Trish (Editor), Simpson, Paul, 1958- (Editor), Reynolds, Paul, 1962- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2021.
Series:Sex and intimacy in later life
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Front Cover
  • Sex and Diversity in Later Life: Critical Perspectives
  • Copyright information
  • Series
  • Dedication
  • Table of contents
  • List of figures and tables
  • Notes on editors and contributors
  • Note
  • References
  • Series editors' introduction
  • Foreword
  • 1 Sex and intimacy in later life: a survey of the terrain
  • References
  • 2 Sexual expression and pleasure among black minority ethnic older women
  • Introduction
  • Contextualisation of sexuality of African American and BME women
  • Sexual health
  • Cultural context of sexual pleasure
  • Methods of sexual pleasure
  • Influences on older women's sexual and intimate relationships
  • What does research tell us about older heterosexual women's sex lives?
  • Theme one: social legitimacy for sexuality in later life
  • Theme two: sexuality and health
  • Theme three: penetrative sex in heterosexual relationships as hegemony
  • Key messages from the literature
  • Envisioning intimacy
  • Concluding thoughts
  • References
  • 5 Sex and ageing in older heterosexual men
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Methods
  • Findings
  • Sexual difficulties, health and ageing
  • Relationships and sexual intimacy
  • Reflecting back
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Weblinks
  • 6 Sex and older gay men
  • Introduction
  • Background literature
  • Methods
  • Discussion
  • Effects of age/ageing
  • Changed self-regard, sex appeal
  • Changed sex drive
  • Age preference
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 7 Thinking the unthinkable: older lesbians, sex and violence
  • Introduction
  • Violent times? LGBT+ abuse
  • Boom(ers): an ageing time bomb?
  • Methodology
  • Sexual violence in older lesbians' relationships
  • Telling sexual stories: the impact of hegemonic discourse
  • Sexualised cultures and sexual abuse
  • Civil partnerships and marriage: narratives of safety and danger
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 8 Splitting hairs: Michel Foucault's 'heterotopia' and bisexuality in later life
  • Foucault's 'heterotopia' and bisexual intimacies in later life
  • The heterotopia, older bisexuality and the ongoing crisis of definition
  • "I treat everyone the same and I don't discriminate. Why do I need to know if someone is bisexual?": exploring the bitopia
  • Utopia?
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • 9 The age of rediscovery: what is it like to gender transition when you are 50 plus?
  • Introduction