The Importance Of Sexuality For Older People

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Sexuality provides the opportunity to express feeling of love, strong feelings of pleasure and wonder, and true and positive statements of one’s body and its functioning. Many people judge others because of a stereotype or based off of what others say. I think that, as a community of people we tend to suggest that as we get older we lose interest in being sexual. Sexuality is something that is looked at as a younger generation activity for either just fun, or for reproduction. Younger individuals tend to come up with the idea that older people don’t do many sexy or spontaneous things. Judging a book by its cover, people should never do that. When looking at older people in a sexual manner, people sometimes find it to be disturbing. I choose this cartoon image because it shows a man broadcasting live, asking an elderly couple “what do you think about this study that says senior citizens are having sex two or three times a month?” and the older gentleman answered in a joking but serious way “that’s all?”. You can see that the woman started blushing by his comment back to the broadcaster. Which shows that they found it to be hilarious, because it isn’t true. This is an example of someone judging others based off of what others say or assume. He obviously did a …show more content…
They also begin to have problems with getting “in the mood” for sex in general. “Men with erectile dysfunction, once called impotence, have trouble getting or sustaining an erection long enough to have sex. It 's a common condition, affecting as many as 30 million American men. Erectile dysfunction affects older men more than younger men. About 1% of men in their 40s, 17% of men in their 60s, and nearly 50% of men 75 or older aren 't able to achieve an erection sufficient for intercourse” says Harvard Health Publications. Even though some older men have issues having sex it doesn’t mean that they don’t want

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