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01 April 2011

The older adult female

Although women go through some sexual changes as they age, they do not lose their desire or their ability for sexual expression.

Older people, women rather more than men, still tend to be viewed as non-sexual beings by society. But this is simply untrue: although women go through some sexual changes as they age, they do not lose their desire or their ability for sexual expression.

Even when the desire and ability to have intercourse may has decreased, the need for touch and intimacy persists into very old age. Many women find that, as they get older, companionship, and nonsexual emotional and physical intimacy become as important as sexual intimacy with their partner – if not more so.

 
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