Journal article

Learning about sex in later life: sources of education and older Australian adults

B Fileborn, A Lyons, S Hinchliff, G Brown, W Heywood, V Minichiello

Sex Education | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2017


This paper examines the preferred sexuality education sources of older Australian adults in later life. Drawing on findings from qualitative interviews with 30 men and 23 women aged 60 years and older, we consider the sources that participants currently use, or would like to use, in seeking information about sex. Where relevant, we examine participants’ experiences of learning about sex in later life using different sources, and the impact these had on their sexual expression, pleasure and well-being. Preferred sources of information include the Internet, the media, health care providers, books and workshops or discussion groups. A substantial number of participants did not actively seek inf..

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