Sexual Expression in Later Life: A Review and Synthesis

  title={Sexual Expression in Later Life: A Review and Synthesis},
  author={John D. Delamater},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={125 - 141}
  • J. Delamater
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Sex Research
In the past decade, researchers have begun to study the sexual functioning of typical older persons. This review summarizes literature on the sexuality of men and women over age 50 as researched by social and health scientists. Research on the relationship of biological factors (changes accompanying aging), health (physical, mental, and medication use), psychological factors (attitudes, information about sex), relationship factors (status, satisfaction), and sexual functioning (desire… 

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