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Mar 17


Twenty years ago, I decided to teach a course on the subject of senior sex to retirees. When I ran a newspaper ad inviting people to a preview of the course at the Elders Institute at FIU, 120 seniors responded.


Over the next eight weeks I talked about everything from attitudes and misinformation about sex to initiating open conversations, the terms to use when discussing sex, and the changes that accompany aging.


I and the 45 retirees who signed up for

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Mar 03


To understand what takes place during a sex therapy session, it’s important to know what doesn’t happen. Contrary to what some people may think, you will not be physically intimate with each other while the therapist is watching. If having to discuss your sex life is an obstacle to getting help, you can rest assured that the sex therapist will not push you too quickly. Also, remember than an essential part of the treatment is talking about your sexual feelings more comfortably. Can you imagine wanting to cook something and not asking for a recipe?


What to expect:


Sexu

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Jan 30


Middle-aged and older men are not increasing their risk of having a stroke by having sex, according to research done by the University of Bristol in the U.K., and published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Scientists also have discovered that frequent sexual intercourse can actually reduce the risk of suffering a fatal heart attack. Professor Shah Ebrahim, who led the research team, said men should be heartened by the research, which dispels fears that there is a link between sex and strokes.


Welcoming the findings, Dr. Ian Banks, president of the “

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Jan 21


The most damaging myth about older adults is that aging means saying goodbye to sex. On the contrary:

In a nationwide survey in the AARP magazine and the Journal of The Society Mental Health, of more than 3,000 men and women ages 57 to 85, more than half of those 75 to 85 said they have sex more than two or three times a month, and 23 percent claimed to have sex at least once a week.


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Jan 21


The most damaging myth about older adults is that aging means saying goodbye to sex. On the contrary:

In a nationwide survey in the AARP magazine and the Journal of The Society Mental Health, of more than 3,000 men and women ages 57 to 85, more than half of those 75 to 85 said they have sex more than two or three times a month, and 23 percent claimed to have sex at least once a week.


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Jan 05

It seems inevitable that when a famous man gets in trouble for sex, he is immediately diagnosed as a sex addict. Tiger Woods, David Duchovny and Michael Douglas have all been “treated” for it, while the media has labeled everyone from Bill Clinton to Dominique Strauss-Kahn with the "affliction."

The truth is:

Sex addiction is nothing more than a pop-psychology creation, serving only to demonize sex, enforce moral views of sex and relationship and excuse irresponsible behaviors.

The concept of sex addiction first appeared in the 1980s, though it has its roots in the history of the anti-masturbation movement that flourished in America a hundred years ago. Masturbation doesn’t make you go blind, and sex is not a disease. But these facts h

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Dec 13


Since the film, “The Sessions” was introduced in theaters, viewers want information about a type of therapy that is unfamiliar to them.


"The Sessions" is a refreshingly sex-positive picture, serving to break down many of the barriers audiences have toward good, clean intercourse.


The following is a simple definition and history of the growth of this area of sex therapy.

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Nov 27

It seems inevitable that when a famous man gets in trouble for sex, he is immediately diagnosed as a sex addict. Tiger Woods, David Duchovny and Michael Douglas have all been “treated” for it, while the media has labeled everyone from Bill Clinton to Dominique Strauss-Kahn with the "affliction."

The truth is:

Sex addiction is nothing more than a pop-psychology creation, serving only to demonize sex, enforce moral views of sex and relationship and excuse irresponsible behaviors.

The concept of sex addiction first appeared in the 1980s, though it has its roots in the history of the anti-masturbation movement that flourished in America a hundred years ago. Masturbation doesn’t

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Nov 12


Whatever you call it, masturbation is a healthy (and normal) sexual activity that people of any gender may enjoy. In fact, masturbation can be healthy in a number of different ways: physically, mentally, and emotionally. Masturbation can also be a healthy addition to solo, partnered or group sexual encounters. Read on to find out why.


Masturbation is one way for you to enjoy your own body and to give yourself sexual pleasure. It can also tune you in to your own sexual likes and dislikes. You then have the choice of sharing that information with a sexual partner(s) to enhance a sexual relationship. Mutual masturbation, when two people masturbate in front of each other, can also be arousing, and is a great alternative to intercourse without the risk of transmission of sexually tr

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Nov 04

Infidelity is breaking a promise to remain faithful to a sexual partner. That promise can take many forms, from marriage vows sanctified by the state to privately uttered verbal agreements between lovers. As unthinkable as the notion of breaking such bonds may be, infidelity is common, according to “Psychology Today.”

I teach a class at Emory University called “Sex After 50,” which has about 25 adult professionals. Several are physicians and or have doctoral degrees.  One of the students, who is a doctor, requested that we have a discussion about infidelity. The class nodded and agreed.

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