Sexuality and the Middle-Aged Woman

  • Zella Luria
  • Robert G. Meade
Part of the Women in Context: Development and Stresses book series (WICO)


Government-funded research on sexual behavior is usually about one of two groups: adolescents or those over age 60. For the former group, the goal is to stop, or regulate, the behavior; for the older group, the aim is to document the potential lifelong availability of a God-given sexual gift, driven by the rule “Use it or lose it.” As the proportion of older citizens in the population increases, their political clout sparks research on the conditions that maintain sexual behavior after age 60. Lost in the push (the aged) and pull (back the young) are the middle-aged, those roughly 40–60 years old.


Sexual Behavior Sexual Partner Married Woman Sexual Arousal Sexual Interest 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zella Luria
    • 1
  • Robert G. Meade
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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