At institutions and in organizations that ostensibly cater to older adults’ needs, the matter of their sexuality is often ignored altogether.
Working with reproductive-health and reproductive-justice organizations and advocates, I’ve noticed that people like me aren’t included in the discussions. No, it seems that people like me and I aren’t included too often because we’re of “a certain age”–40 years old and older, to be more precise.
From birth to death, we are all sexual beings. We have a hard enough time acknowledging this when it comes to children, but when it comes to aging adults, the silence is deafening.
In their reader diary, NSRC asks, How do you know an issue like aging and sexuality is serious? Well, when Jon Stewart makes fun of it on the Daily Show, of course. The Daily Show‘s hilarious riff shows that seniors need info quick–before they die from herpes.