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Sexology pp 167-171 | Cite as

Age-Related Subjective Importance of Sexuality in the Elderly

  • W. Zwanikken
Conference paper

Abstract

In publications on the sexuality of elderly people we come across a limited number of frequently used concepts: drive level, sexual capacity, sexual interest, sexual motivation, taboo, negative attitude, social desirability. These are useful concepts. As people grow older, however, they grow more complicated. Inter- and intrapersonal variability seem to increase, making gerontology the science of exceptions. That is why I have tried to construct a more or less new concept at the psychological level. This concept implies that the continuity or the stopping of any sexual activity in elderly people is based on a cost-benefit consideration.

Keywords

Elderly People Sexual Interest Sexual Motivation Subjective Importance Sexual Thought 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Zwanikken
    • 1
  1. 1.UtrechtNiederlande

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