Sexuality Among Older Adults

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Part of the International Handbooks of Population book series (IHOP, volume 5)

Abstract

Sexuality is an essential feature of human life throughout the life course. It is a major aspect of intimacy and incorporates components such as sexual desire, activity, function, attitudes, beliefs, values about identity, and self-concepts. It represents an essential nexus for the interaction among social life; culturally determined beliefs and practices; psychological processes; and the biological mechanisms of aging, health, and disease. Variant expectations and interpretations focus on sexual issues related to age (González 2007; Waite et al. 2009). Age shapes the sexual body and also modifies human beings mentally.

Keywords

Sexual Activity Sexual Desire Sexual Life Sexual Interest Premature Ejaculation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Population Research InstituteFamily Federation of FinlandHelsinkiFinland

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