Health & Sexuality Archives: senior sex

Health Benefits of Female Masturbation

Self-stimulation isn’t just for pleasure as women get older. By Krisha McCoy, MS Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin MD, MPH Compared with male masturbation, female masturbation is considerably less common. According to the National Health and Social Life Survey, 39 percent of American women ages 18 to 60 reported masturbating during the previous year, compared […]

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Talking to Your Doctor About Sex and Heart Disease

Originally written for by Corey Silverberg, December 1, 2009 Most doctors receive little or no training on how to talk about sex with patients who have heart disease or have survived a heart attack. Their training in human sexuality is often very basic, covering anatomy, disease, and dysfunction. It is rare for them to […]

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Sex in the Second Half of Life

Originally printed in the Harvard Medical Newsletter, June 2011 Sexuality is not just for the young. Results from a University of Chicago survey published in 2007 suggested that over half of Americans remain sexually active well into their 70s. That said, sexual activity does subside with age. Biological factors tug in that direction, as do […]

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