Desexualisation in later life : the limits of sex and intimacy /

Despite evidence of a more sexually active 'third age', ageing and later life (50+) are still commonly represented as a process of desexualisation. Challenging this assumption and ageist stereotypes, this interdisciplinary volume investigates the experiential and theoretical landscapes of...

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Format: eBook
Published: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2021.
Series:Sex and Intimacy in Later Life.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Front Matter
  • Contents
  • Notes on editors and contributors
  • Series editors' introduction
  • Foreword
  • Introduction to volume two: themes, issues and chapter synopses
  • Consent and sexual literacy for older people
  • 'At YOUR age???!!!': the constraints of ageist erotophobia on older people's sexual and intimate relationships
  • The aesthetic(s) of eroticism in later life
  • Menopause and the 'menoboom': how older women are desexualised by culture
  • Ageing, physical disability and desexualisation
  • Ageing, intellectual disability and desexualisation
  • Dancing in- or out-of-step? Sexual and intimate relationships among heterosexual couples living with Alzheimer's disease
  • Older people living in long-term care: no place for old sex?
  • Ageing and the LGBTI+ community: a case study of Australian care policy
  • The role of professionals and service providers in supporting sexuality and intimacy in later life: theoretical and practice perspectives
  • Final reflections: themes and issues arising from the volume on desexualisation in later life
  • Index