Sexuality, Sexual Health And Ageing
This is the first book to integrate theoretical insights into sexuality, sexual health and ageing, with research findings from studies conducted with older people and the professionals that work with them. It will be of interest to students, researchers, practitioner and policymakers working within gerontology, sociology, psychology, social work, nursing and medicine.
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Page 12 - But I am suggesting that what we define as 'sexuality' is an historical construction, which brings together a host of different biological and mental possibilities — gender identity, bodily differences, reproductive capacities, needs, desires and fantasies — which need not be linked together, and in other cultures have not been.
Page 14 - During the time of the maturation of physiological processes in the reproductive glands, desires arise in the consciousness of the individual which have for their purpose the perpetuation of the species (sexual instinct). . . . With opportunity for the natural satisfaction of the sexual instinct, every expression of it that does not correspond with the purpose of nature — ie, propagation — must be regarded as perverse.