Shattering Assumptions about Sex and Aging

Melanie Davis, PhD, CSE #cconage CatalystCon East - March 15, 2014


  1. Our needs for sexual expression and intimacy don’t disappear in time; indeed, we usually need more contact the older we get. And yet, age-related sexual privilege often denies seniors’ sexual rights. In this interactive program, you will explore messages received in our culture around sexuality and aging; learn how to identify age-related sexual privilege; separate myths from facts about older adult sexuality; and begin to reframe attitudes and discourse about older adult sexuality into a positive, life-affirming framework. This workshop is helpful for caregivers, professionals and paraprofessionals, advocates, and anyone looking forward to a rich and fulfilling sexual life in older age.