Sexual desire in later life

  title={Sexual desire in later life},
  author={John D. Delamater and Morgan Sill},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={138 - 149}
There has been relatively little research on sexuality in later life, particularly among persons over 60 years of age. The existing literature consists of studies of small samples, much of it from a biomedical perspective. This literature suggests that age, hormone levels, specific illnesses, and various medications negatively affect sexual functioning in older persons. This study reports results from a survey of a large sample (N = 1,384) of persons age 45 and older that included measures of a… 
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