Sex among residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities is still a taboo subject. Yet it happens. A lot! Many older Americans routinely engage in intercourse, oral sex, and masturbation, according to a federally funded study published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
Caregiving Facilities and their Resident's Sex Lives
When Audrey Davison met someone special at her nursing home, she wanted to love her man. Her nurses and aides at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale did not try to stop her. Davison, 85, said. Davison is among a number of older Americans who are having intimate relationships well into their 70s and 80s, helped in some cases by Viagra and more tolerant societal attitudes toward sex outside marriage. These aging lovers have challenged traditional notions of growing old and, in some cases, raised logistical and legal issues for their families, caretakers and the institutions they call home.
Sexuality and Intimacy in Assisted Living: Residents’ Perspectives and Experiences
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