publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Sexuality in older adults (65+) — an overview of the recent literature, part 2: body image and sexual satisfaction

Bente Træen; Ana Carvalheira; Ingela Lundin Kvalem; Aleksandar Štulhofer; Erick Janssen; Cynthia A. Graham; Gert Martin Hald; Paul Enzlin;
  • Published: 14 Sep 2016
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Objectives: the aim of the paper is to provide an overview of the literature published 2005-2015 on sexual satisfaction and body image in older adults. Method: A narrative literature search using the PsycINFO database was conducted. Results: Although women in general seem less satisfied with their bodies than men, particularly in sexual contexts, older women appear to be less vulnerable to body-related dissatisfaction than younger women. Despite the age-specific dynamics of sexual satisfaction and sexual well-being, which parallel age-related decrease in the frequency of sexual activity, research findings from different countries show that substantial proportion...
Subjects
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Reproductive Medicine, Social Psychology, Gender Studies, Dermatology, Clinical psychology, PsycINFO, Sex life, Psychology, Narrative, Interpersonal communication, Human sexuality
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Sexuality in older adults (65+) — an overview of the recent literature, part 2: body image and sexual satisfaction

Bente Træen; Ana Carvalheira; Ingela Lundin Kvalem; Aleksandar Štulhofer; Erick Janssen; Cynthia A. Graham; Gert Martin Hald; Paul Enzlin;