Wrinkles and sagging flesh: exploring transformations in women's sexual body image.

@article{Montemurro2013WrinklesAS,
  title={Wrinkles and sagging flesh: exploring transformations in women's sexual body image.},
  author={Beth Montemurro and Meghan M. Gillen},
  journal={Journal of women & aging},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={3-23}
}
In American society, the sexually desirable woman is young and thin. Changes associated with aging such as wrinkled skin or weight gain often bring women further from societal ideals of attractiveness. As physical appearance is very much related to desirability, we explore sexual body image and the way that it changes as women age. Based on in-depth interviews with 95 women aged 20-68, we find women's sexuality and feelings of desirability are influenced by physical appearance, media, as well… CONTINUE READING
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