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Course Description

The myth is that sexual expression stops at fifty. Actually, sexuality changes and requires learning new skills to accommodate our aging bodies. The last third of life requires discussion of major changes in sexual expression and expectations. Regrettably, many of our age group are uncomfortable talking about sex—there is a “conspiracy of silence” around sex. This six-week course will address how aging affects our sexuality. Topics include: anatomy and physiology of sexual pleasure; male and female changes with aging; erectile dissatisfaction; orgasm inequality; sexless marriage; spontaneous and responsive desire; desire discrepancy; nonpenetrative sex; masturbation; communication, authenticity, and vulnerability; health and longevity; and changing times in marital fidelity. Dr. Haslam has taught human sexual diversity at OLLI at Duke for the past four years. We will use videos, minimal lectures, and discussion. Laughter in class is encouraged, as we take sex much too seriously.  Lecture (plus Questions) Facilitated Discussion Listening to Music or Other Audio Viewing Videos
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Section Title
Ageless Sexuality for Seniors
Type
Classroom
Days
W
Time
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Sep 11, 2019 to Oct 30, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
9.0
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Recommended Text:

Joan Price, The Ultimate Guide to SEX After 50, (9781627780964) $23.

This course addresses human sexuality and human relationships with directness and is NOT for those steeped with traditional guilt, fear, shame , negativity and avoidance of all things sexual.   You must be a senior citizen but you can bring your children so they can learn what awaits them in old age.