An overview of sexual behaviour research in later life-Quantitative and qualitative findings
Rosanne Freak-Poli, Sue Malta
Australasian Journal on Ageing | WILEY | Published : 2020
AIM: This article provides an overview of current sexual behaviour research in later life by describing associated factors, including the physical and psychological benefits. METHODS: Recent systematic reviews were interrogated for findings on sexual behaviour research in adults aged 60+. RESULTS: Regardless of research methods employed, all studies showed that there were a range of physical and psychological benefits to remaining sexually active in later life. While quantitative studies placed an emphasis on measuring penile-vaginal intercourse, they provided no definitive conclusion about the benefits due to 'inconsistent results' across studies. Qualitative studies described the myriad wa..View full abstract
Awarded by Heart Foundation
RFP is affiliated with Erasmus Medical Centre and Monash University. RFP is supported by a Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (101927). SM is affiliated with University of Melbourne and the National Ageing Research Institute.