As I prepare for a presentation I'll be giving later this summer at a local retirement community on Sexuality and Intimacy While Aging, I am reminded of how much I enjoy working with older adults. This can be people 60, 70, or 80+ years old wanting to improve their sexual relationships. Once we get the obvious age difference addressed (theirs vs. mine) and set aside, I find these clients to be authentic, energetic, eager, wonderfully humorous, and hopeful about their sexual futures (all good things to bring to the bedroom, I might add). It doesn't come without its challenges, though, and as the saying goes, aging isn't for wimps. Sexuality in later life can be one of the best parts of a couple's relationship, a safe harbor where they can fully feel and share their aliveness and love for each other in the face of uncertainty. It is a joy for me to work with these clients.
Now here's a humorous and endearing video that may stretch your understanding about sex and aging!
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor located in Sonoma county, California.