Geriatrics 2 pp 189-199 | Cite as

Sexual Function During Advancing Age

  • A. L. Finkle


Among the interests of aging people is sexual contact. This presupposes an available, willing partner. It does not necessarily involve sexual intercourse, since interpersonal warmth, companionship, and association with the opposite sex suffice for many elderly people, married or not. For women in particular, a history of a satisfactory sex life, generally within the context of marriage, is usually a prerequiste for entering into a total relationship with another man in later life, when she may be widowed or divorced (Finkle 1977).


Sexual Intercourse Sexual Function Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Problem Penile Erection 
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