As a culture, we have adopted a sort of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy about sexuality, which, of course, stifles dialogues about sexual health for almost everyone at any age. To complicate matters, we also place a high social premium on youthfulness. So naturally, conversations about sex and aging represent the paragon of taboo in this country.
At the BBC website last week, Emma Jones spent some time surveying what may be the last film taboo, sex scenes with old people.
Sexual expression among elders in nursing homes, the value of social media during a crisis in long term care settings and much more in today’s ChangingAging Blogstream roundup.
It’s time for a new sexual revolution for the Post War Generation — one where a real conversation about HIV/AIDS can start.