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Vasectomy Appears to Increase Risk of Aggressive, Lethal Prostate Cancer

Men who had regular PSA screening had a increased risk of 56% for lethal prostate cancer; effect stronger among men who had a vasectomy at younger age.

July 9, 2014 – The largest study to examine the link between vasectomy and prostate cancer has found that men who had this birth control procedure have a small increase in their risk of prostate cancer but a stronger risk for advanced or lethal cases of this cancer. More...

Health & Medicine for Senior Citizens

Male Infertility Right Up There with Smoking, Diabetes as Death Risk

Stanford study finds two abnormalities in semen equals doubled mortality risk in 8 years

May 16, 2014 – Most of us are aware that smoking and diabetes double our risk of death. Now, you can add a third to this deadly list – defective semen. Men with two or more abnormalities in their semen were more than twice as likely to die over a roughly eight-year period as men who had normal semen, the study found. Read more...

Sex and Romance for Senior Citizens

Older Men Finding Sex Life Gets Better by Lowering Their Cholesterol

Rutgers study shows statins improve erectile function in men with cardiovascular disease

March 31, 2014 - A new study is giving hope to older men concerned about the effects of cholesterol-lowering medications on their sexual health. The research, conducted at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, found that statin medication prescribed to lower cholesterol and decrease the chance of heart attack and stroke, also improves a man’s erectile function. Read more...

Sex and Romance for Senior Citizens

Older Men on Testosterone Should be Warned of Cardiovascular Risks, Says Endocrine Society

Therapy not approved for age-related symptoms, age-related decline of testosterone; studies find dangers for senior men with heart conditions

Feb. 7, 2014 - Alarmed by recent studies that have raised concerns about the safety of testosterone therapy in older men with a history of heart disease, the Endocrine Society today called for a full evaluation. According to a statement, the risks and benefits of testosterone therapy for older men with declining levels of the hormone need to be fully evaluated. Read more...

Sex and Romance for Senior Citizens

Many Older Men – Maybe too Many – Start Testosterone Therapy Without Clear Medical Need

Study finds increased testing among men with normal hormone levels and notes worry about potential risks associated with testosterone use

Jan. 9, 2014 - Testosterone use has sharply increased among older men in the past decade and many appear to have normal testosterone levels and do not meet the clinical guidelines for treatment. There is rising concern about the potential risks from unnecessary testosterone use, according to new research to be published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Read more...

Senior Citizen Longevity & Statistics

Sexual Frustration Causes Faster Aging, Serious Health Problems

Fruit flies with better sex lives live longer in U. Michigan Study; aging and physiology are influenced by how the brain processes expectations and rewards

Dec. 1, 2013 - It has long been accepted that for many species the expectation of food that does not become available shortens their lives. Now, researchers have found the same is true when it comes to expectations of sex that is denied. At least it appears to be true for male fruit flies. Read more...

Sex and Romance for Senior Citizens

Sexual Regrets Have Not Changed for Men or Women Overtime, Study Finds

Large study examines potential evolutionary role of 'sexual regret' in human survival and reproduction

Nov. 25, 2113 – It has been awhile since many senior citizens had to worry about their sexual regrets. They may be surprised, however, that the largest and most in-depth study to date on regret surrounding sexual activity of men and women finds there has not been much change from even since the days when contraception was not very available or reliable. Read more...

Health & Medicine for Senior Citizens

Testosterone Therapy Lowers Cardiovascular Risk, or Maybe Not, But It Makes Men Honest

New JAMA study finding testosterone therapy increases cardiovascular risk has lots of other research to compete with - check out these three

By Tucker Sutherland, editor, SeniorJournal.com

Nov. 6, 2013 – Before older men make any decisions about testosterone therapy based on the study released today in JAMA, finding it may increase cardiovascular risk, they need to know about a few other recent studies. One released just last month says therapy may actually reduce this risk, while one in September says if you have low testosterone you have greater risk of heart problems. Or, there is one from last October that says men become more truthful after receiving testosterone. Read more...

Health & Medicine for Senior Citizens

Testosterone Therapy Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Older Men

Results of large study urges both cautious testosterone prescribing and additional investigation – see video

Nov. 6, 2013 - Among a group of older men who underwent coronary angiography and had a low serum testosterone level, the use of testosterone therapy was associated with increased risk of death, heart attack, or ischemic stroke, according to a study in the November 6 issue of JAMA. Read more...

Sex and Romance for Senior Citizens

In Older Couples It is How Fast Wife Calms Down After Conflict That Predicts Marriage Longevity

Commonly belief that women play role of caretaker, peacemaker in relationships; study among the first to reveal this dynamic in action over a long period of time

Nov. 4, 2013 - Marriage can be a battlefield. But a new study of middle aged and older couples conducted at UC Berkeley has found that, when it comes to keeping the peace, it’s more important for wives than for husbands to calm down after a heated argument. Time and again they found that marriages in which wives quickly calmed down during disputes were ultimately shown to be the happiest, both in the short and long run. Read more...

Sex and Romance for Senior Citizens

Older women want doctors’ help in facing fears about sex after heart attack

Despite fears of another heart attack or dying, many women in study started having sex within a month after their heart attack

July 26, 2013 – Older women think it would be easier to overcome their fears of sex after having a heart attack if their doctors gave them more information, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The women surveyed had an average age of 60 and were married or in long-term relationships. Read more...

Features for Senior Citizens

Marriage Reduces Risk of Heart Attack in Both Men and Women and of All Ages

Cohabiting associated with better prognosis after coronary events before and after hospitalization

Jan. 31, 2013 - A large population-based study from Finland shows that being unmarried increases the risk of fatal and non-fatal heart attack in both men and women whatever their age. Conversely, say the study investigators, especially among middle-aged couples, being married and cohabiting are associated with "considerably better prognosis of acute cardiac events both before hospitalization and after reaching the hospital alive". Read more...

Sex and Romance for Senior Citizens

Sexual Revolution Began in 50s Due to Penicillin – Earlier Than Most Seniors from 50s Realized

Most think boomers introduced permissive attitudes in 1960s, study says it was a decade earlier; second report says deadly syphilis, which Columbus carried to Europe from Americas, kept cap on sex until conquered by penicillin - see Columbus story below lead story

By Carol Clark | eScienceCommons | Emory University

Jan. 28, 2013 - The rise in risky, non-traditional sexual relations that marked the swinging 1960s actually began as much as a decade earlier, during the conformist 1950s, suggests an analysis Emory University economist Andrew Francis. Read more,

Aging News & Information

Inpatient Sleeping Drug Quadrupled Fall Risk; May Boost Risk of Unexpected Sex?

Advancing age causes fall risk to rise rapidly but this drug increases risk more than aging

Nov. 19, 2012 - A drug commonly prescribed to help patients sleep in hospitals has been associated with an increased risk of falls, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. The Food and Drug Administration warns, too, you may even have unplanned sex after taking zolpidem (see box below). Read more...

Sex and Romance for Senior Citizens

Older Women with Diabetes More Likely to Experience Sexual Dissatisfaction

Diabetes recognized risk for erectile dysfunction in men, but almost no data to indicate whether it affects sexual function in women

July 25, 2012 - Women with diabetes – age 40 to 80 in this study - are just as likely to be interested in sex and engage in, sexual activity as non-diabetic women, but they are much more likely to report low overall sexual satisfaction, according to a UCSF study. Read more...

Consensual Sex Denied in Nursing Homes Due to Dementia, Old Age

Researchers say sex is good for health and well-being; formal policies needed

June 28, 2012 - Older people, including those with early stage dementia, often continue to enjoy a sexual relationship in their own homes, but once they move into residential care, lawful and consensual sexual expression is frequently frowned upon, report specialists from the Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Read more...

Nutrition, Vitamins & Supplements for Seniors

Does Coffee Deserve Credit for Boom in Senior Citizen Population?

Massive study declares coffee drinkers have lower risk of death; seniors have declared coffee more important that sex - see video

May 17, 2012 – No wonder the U.S. is being over-run by old people. Research from the National Cancer Institute and AARP says the senior citizens that drink coffee - caffeinated or decaffeinated - have a lower risk of death. Combine that with earlier research that says seniors had rather give up sex than coffee drinking and you have a an explosion of older people. Read more, see video...

Sex and Romance for Senior Citizens

Doctors' Advice Key in Heart Attack Victims' Return to Healthy Sex Life

Underscores need for doctors to address sex as important part of overall physical function, even after a life-threatening event

May 9, 2012 - Older people who were sexually active before suffering a heart attack were one and a half times more likely to recapture their sex lives if they received guidance on the topic before leaving the hospital, a new study finds. Read more...

Spanish Study of Sex Life of Elderly Finds Men Much More Active Than Women

Sex life appears to take dramatic drop after age 75 – illness, lack of partner among causes cited

April 4, 2012 - A new study published in one of the world's largest sexuality journals, the Journal of Sexual Medicine, analyses the factors that influence sexual activity amongst elderly people in Spain. The results show that among senior citizens age 65 and older 62.3% of men and 37.4% of women are sexually active. Read more...

Sexual Activity is Safe for Most Heart Patients: American Heart Association

Severe heart disease patients with symptoms from minimal activity should not be sexually active until symptoms stabilize

Jan. 20, 2012 - If you have stable cardiovascular disease, it is more than likely that you can safely engage in sexual activity, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement. It cautions, however, that medications for erectile dysfunction aren’t safe for all men and women should be counseled on safety of contraceptives. Read more...

Sexual Satisfaction for Older Women Increases with Age into 80s

About half the women over 80 report sexual satisfaction almost always or always in new study

Jan. 3, 2012 - A new study of sexually active older women has found that sexual satisfaction in women increases with age but those not engaging in sex are satisfied with their sex lives. A majority of study participants report frequent arousal and orgasm that continue into old age, despite low sexual desire. Read more...

Happiest Senior Citizen Couples Are Having the Most Sex, Study Finds

Almost 80% who had sex more than once a month said they were very happy with their marriage

Nov. 28, 2011 - The more often older married individuals engage in sexual activity, the more likely they are to be happy with both their lives and marriages, according to new research presented this month in Boston at The Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) 64th Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more...

Older Men With Higher Testosterone Levels Lose Less Muscle, Strength As They Age

Testosterone may help senior men preserve muscle and delay frailty; men lose more muscle and strength than women as they age

Oct. 27, 2011 - A recent study of men 65 and older finds elderly men with higher levels of testosterone lost less lean muscle mass, especially if they were losing weight. In these men, higher testosterone levels were also resulted in less loss of lower body strength. Loss of muscle mass and strength contribute to frailty and are associated with falls, mobility limitations and fractures. Read more...

Sexual Intimacy After Prostate Treatment Improves Through Couples’ Counseling

M.D. Anderson CAREss study finds internet-based sexual counseling as effective as traditional therapy; watch videos

Sept. 26, 2011 - Prostate cancer survivors and their partners experience improved sexual satisfaction and function after couples counseling, according to research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. ... both Internet-based sexual counseling and traditional sex therapy are equally effective in improving sexual outcomes. Read more...

Health & Medicine for Senior Citizens

New Models Predict Likelihood of Erectile Function Return After Prostate Cancer Treatment

Problem still there but it helps men make better informed decisions with realistic expectations - watch video report

Sept. 20, 2011 – The likely prospect of erectile dysfunction after treatment for prostate cancer is certainly one of the worst fears of men facing decisions on their treatment. There is helpful news, however, from scientists who have developed a means of predicting erectile function two years after treatment, which can help men in better understanding their recovery and making educated decisions. Read more, watch video....

Sex and Romance for Senior Citizens

Study Finds Erectile Dysfunction in Senior Men Sometimes Linked to Female Partner

When significant other gets to buddy-buddy with his buddies, sex life suffers

Aug. 8, 2011 – It is not only physical problems or aging that can cause erectile dysfunction in older men. Researchers say a potential new source for sexual problems among middle-aged and older men has to do with their female partner and her relationship with his buddies. Read more...

More elderly couples live together without marrying

By Anita Creamer
In their 70s, 80s and beyond, older couples meet in seniors-only housing and live together unencumbered by marriage vows. Their relationships are committed and bonded, meant to last the rest of their lives, sometimes even informally blessed by clergy.

According to U.S. census figures, co-habitation numbers for people 65 and older have tripled in the past decade, jumping from 193,000 in 2000 to 575,000 in 2010. Read in Sacramento Bee

News for Baby Boomers

Happiness Begins When You Pass Age 50 Finds Harris Survey for Dating Site

OurTime.com poll finds 82% of 50+ are happier, more optimistic than when younger; 85% say companionship more important

July 18, 2011 – Most young people may not look forward to passing the half-century mark but new research by Harris Interactive shows 82 percent of Americans over the age of 50 are actually happier than when they were younger. Read more...

Sex and Romance for Senior Citizens

Older Age Does Not Cause Testosterone Levels To Decline In Healthy Men

Second study finds older men more likely to lose the ability to orgasm due to gabapentin

June 14, 2011 - A decline in testosterone levels as men grow older is likely the result - not the cause - of deteriorating general health, say Australian scientists, whose new study finds that age, in itself, has no effect on testosterone level in healthy older men. Read more...

Health & Medicine for Senior Citizens

New Surgery-Free Treatment for Enlarged Prostate Avoids Sexual Dysfunction

Prostatic artery embolization as effective as popular TURP surgical method; more than half of senior men have enlarged prostate; also silodosin a new treatment for prostatitis

May 18, 2011 - A new radiology treatment that limits blood flowing to a man’s enlarged prostate gland – an ailment impacting over half of male senior citizens - appears to be as effective as today’s most popular treatment, but without the risks, such as sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, blood loss and retrograde ejaculation, noted researchers... Read more

Occasional Sexual Activity or Physical Exercise Can Be Killers

Study sees short-term increase in risk of heart attack, cardiac death- watch video

March 23, 2011 - When it comes to sex and exercise, you better do it on a regular basis and this may be especially important for senior citizens. New research says both activities can trigger a short-term increased risk of heart attack and sudden cardiac death. But, the risk is low for those who maintain regular physical activity. Read more, watch video...

Popular Drugs Used by Older Men for Urinary, Prostate Problems Can Affect Sexual Health

Finasteride and Dutasteride can cause persistent erectile dysfunction, depression, loss of libido

March 7, 2011 - Older men with symptoms of lower urinary tract symptoms or fearful of prostate cancer, now have to deal with new onset sexual and mental health problems – including persistent erectile dysfunction (ED) – due to the use of 5a-reductase inhibitors to treat their problems, according to a new study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Read more...

Dr. Ruth Westheimer to Liven Up Final Episode of Television's Hottest Senior Citizen Show

Watch the video promotion of TV's hottest show about senior citizens. Ann is a former nun making up for lost time in the cast. Link to video in story.

Tomorrow night Sunset Daze winds down the season on Retirement Living TV with rip roaring finale - link in story to video

Feb. 15, 2011 – Retirement Living TV is sure to get a little spicy for many senior citizens tomorrow, when Dr. Ruth Westheimer joins the RLTV network for the season finale of Sunset Daze. She will be making off scene appearances to discuss the needs of the senior characters – love, relationships and, certainly, their sex lives. Read more...

Diabetes Impairs But Does Not Halt Sex Lives of Seniors and Other Older Adults

Men diagnosed with diabetes were more likely to express a lack of interest in sex

Aug. 27, 2010 – Diabetes does not keep senior citizens and older adults from being sexually active according to a study of nearly 2,000 people aged 57 to 85 published in the September 2010 issue of the journal Diabetes Care. Almost 70 percent of partnered men with diabetes and 62 percent of partnered women with diabetes engaged in sexual activity two or three times a month, comparable to those without diabetes. Read more...

A Battle for Love in Younger Years Appears to Shorten the Life of Male Senior Citizens

Harvard study finds men who mature where women far out number men, making mating less competitive, live longer than others

Aug. 9, 2010 – Senior citizens seem to always be interested in studies about longevity. Who is not curious about how long they will live? There is a new factor for senior citizen men to calculate – men who matured in an environment where men far outnumber women live, on average, three months less than those who matured among more females and less competition for a mate. Read more...

Sex and Romance for Senior Citizens

Experts Call for Urgent Action to Tackle Strong Links Between Impotence and Heart Disease

Heart disease risk increases 27% in men aged 60 to 69 but all men experiencing impotence should undergo thorough medical assessments

May 19, 2010 - International experts are calling for all men experiencing impotence to undergo thorough medical assessments, after an extensive review showed that a significant proportion of men with erectile dysfunction (ED), which most often inflicts senior citizens, exhibit early signs of coronary artery disease (CAD). Interestingly, the risk was not as clear for senior citizens over age 70 as for younger men. Read more...

Older Men Ease Stress Over Sexual Issues by Discussing with Partner, Friend

The way senior men and women deal with sexual health and stress in their later years varies greatly

By: Angela Yeager, Oregon State

May 10, 2010, Corvallis, Ore. – A new study suggests that it may not help senior citizens with sexual problems to talk to a doctor, but the senior men who talk to their partner report greater happiness – and those who talked with friends felt less depressed. Read more...

Erectile Dysfunction with Cardiovascular Disease Strong Predictor of Death, Heart Attack, Stroke

Treatments effective in reducing cardiovascular disease had no effect on ED

March 16, 2010 - Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a strong predictor of death from all causes and of heart attack, stroke and heart failure in men with cardiovascular disease (CVD), German researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Read more...

Women May Live Longer than Men but Don’t Enjoy, Engage in Sex as Long

Among 75 to 85 year old senior citizens almost 40% of men are sexually active; just 17% of women

arch 11, 2010 – A new study reported in the British Medical Journal confirms what we knew – men are more interested in sex than women – but it also finds that this interest in sex, actually having sex and enjoying sex it is a gap that widens between the sexes as people age. Among those 75 to 85 years old, almost 40 percent of men, compared to just 17 percent of women, are sexually active. Read more...

Health & Medicine for Senior Citizens

NIH Looking for a Few Good Old Men with Low Testosterone to Join Clinical Trial

National clinical trial will determine if low testosterone causes serious problems in senior citizens

Nov. 4, 2009 – A new clinical trial is seeking men age 65 and older to help determine if low testosterone contributes to serious problems in older men, including a decrease in the ability to walk, loss of muscle mass, less strength, decreased vitality, decreased sexual function, impaired cognition, cardiovascular disease and anemia. Many of these have become accepted results of "aging." Read more...

Contrary to Widely Held Beliefs, Romance Can Last In Long-Term Relationships, Says Study

Researchers find romance with intensity, sexual interest and engagement among older people

March 18, 2009 - Romance does not have to fizzle out in long-term relationships and progress into a companionship/friendship-type love. A new study finds long-term romantic love (with intensity, sexual interest, and engagement, but without the obsessive element common in new relationships), appears to be a real phenomenon that can last a lifetime and lead to happier, healthier relationships. Read more...

Sex Lives of Older Women More likely Hindered by Physical Problems than Older Men's

New survey looks at sexual attitudes, problems of those ages 50 through 70

Sept. 25, 2008 – Most people are aware of the physical problems that hinder an active sex life for many older men - it created a boom in erectile dysfunction drugs. A new study of adults aged 50 to 70 finds, however, it is actually older women who are most likely to find pleasurable sex hindered by physical problems. Read more...

Sexual Dysfunction Among Older Americans Tied to Experiences, Health, Demographics

Sexual problems may not be inevitable part of aging but they seem to increase with the years

Aug. 19, 2008 – Although a new report on sexual research among older finds that sexual dysfunction is not an inevitable part of aging, it does find that many of the things that impact sexual performance among the elderly are closely associated with getting older, including mental and physical health. The study also finds demographics and lifetime experiences are important factors. Read more...

Viagra Not Just for Old Men: Study Finds It Helps Some Women with Sexual Dysfunction

Sildenafil improves antidepressant-related sexual problems in women

Link to video below story

July 23, 2008 – Viagra not just helpful to older men, says a new study that finds women with sexual dysfunction caused by the use of antidepressants experienced a reduction in adverse sexual effects with use of sildenafil, commonly known as the erectile dysfunction medication Viagra, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA. Read more...

Viagra-Effect May Make Watermelon More Popular with Older Men this July Fourth

Citrulline in the fruit has the ability to relax blood vessels, much like Viagra does, and may make it more popular for Valentine's Day

July 3, 2008 – Keep an eye on the older men at the Fourth of July picnic. They may be gobbling down an unusual amount of watermelon. A new study, however, suggests this fruit may become more popular around Valentine’s Day, since it discovered watermelon has ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body's blood vessels and may even increase libido. And, as a special bonus, it is also good for the heart. Read more...

Older Women Needed to Test First Drug for Sexual Dysfunction in Postmenopausal Women

LibiGel first for women with absence of sexual fantasies, thoughts and desires, which causes distress and lower sexual activity

June 16, 2008 – Older women – age 50 to 80 – suffering with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) are needed to participate in a new multicenter study of the safety of testosterone gel for postmenopausal women with low sexual desire. The study design and goals will be presented today at The Endocrine Society’s 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Read more...

When It Comes to Sex Some Men are from Mars but Older Ones May be from Venus

Older men become more careful and particular in choosing sexual partners

June 5, 2008 - When it comes to sex, some men are from Mars, others from Venus, say researchers at the Kinsey Institute, who found in a recent study that older men have distinctly different views about sex than their younger brethren. Read more...

Erectile Dysfunction May Be Early Warning Sign of Looming Heart Attack for Diabetics

Older men – frequent victims of both diseases – should be on the alert

May 20, 2008 – Among some older men, it is popular to joke about erectile dysfunction (ED) and the use of the drugs, like Viagra, that treat it. But, much of the laughing may come to a halt today after the release of new studies concluding that for men with type 2 diabetes – mostly senior citizens - erectile dysfunction may be an early warning alert of a looming heart attack. Read more...

Sexual Dissatisfaction in Older Women Not Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Sexual dysfunction in some older men indicates cardiovascular disease

April 3, 2008 – Although sexual dysfunction in some men indicates cardiovascular disease, researchers find this is not the case among postmenopausal sexually active females who were dissatisfied with their sexual activity. Read more...

Senior Citizen Alerts

Older Men Should Not Use Blue Steel or Hero for Erectile Dysfunction

FDA says products are illegal drugs and pose serious health risks

March 27, 2008 – Older men, the Americans most likely to be interested in products marketed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) and sexual enhancement, are being warned by the Food and Drug Administration not to purchase or use "Blue Steel" or "Hero" products marketed as dietary supplements. The FDA says they are considered unapproved drugs and have not been proven to be safe or effective. Read more....

Being Physically Active in Leisure Time Leads to Being Biologically Younger

Or, sedentary lifestyles leads to accelerated aging process

Jan. 29, 2008 - Individuals who are physically active during their leisure time appear to be biologically younger than those with sedentary lifestyles, according to a report in the January 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Read more....

Senior Citizen Alerts

FDA Asks Recall of True Man, Energy Max 'Alternatives' for Erectile Dysfunction

Those with either product should stop using it immediately

Nov. 5, 2007 – Products that are often billed as ``all natural'' alternatives to approved erectile dysfunction drugs, could interact with medications and cause dangerously low blood pressure, says the Food and Drug Administration. The agency has requested a recall of True Man Sexual Energy Nutrient Capsules and Energy Max Energy Supplement Men's Formula Capsules, illegal drug products that contain potentially harmful, undeclared ingredients. Read more...

Senior Citizens & Sex

Risk of Sudden Hearing Loss Gets More Emphasis on Viagra, Levitra and Cialis Labels

Hypertension drug Revatio to get same warning as erectile dysfunction drugs

Oct. 18, 2007 – The potential risk of sudden hearing loss, and a guide for consumers on what to do if they experience sudden problems with their hearing, will be made more prominent on the labels for erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs in the class that includes Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra, according to an announcement today by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA points out that hearing loss is a common ailment for senior citizens, major users of ED drugs, but sudden hearing loss is uncommon at any age. Read more...

Men with Chronic Heart Failure can have Active Sex Lives: Mayo Clinic Journal

Middle aged men have peak heart rate during intercourse that’s lower than heart rates during normal daily activities

Oct. 4, 2007 – A literature review published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds that with proper screening and treatment, many patients with chronic heart failure – primarily older Americans -  can safely engage in sexual activity. This provides strong support to the position of the American Heart Association. Read more

Sexual Interest Jumps, Memory Does Not for Older Women on Hormone Therapy

Boomer women see 32% increase in sexual thoughts, 44% in sexual interest

Sept. 26, 2007 - A researcher that earlier found additional testosterone decreases verbal memory in older men, has now also determined that hormone therapy in early post-menopause does not improve memory for women. But, it did significantly increase the sexual thoughts and sexual interest for the baby boomer women in the study. Read more...

Older Men Chasing Younger Women Sheds Light on Human Longevity

Males much older than 50 have substantial realized fertility through matings with younger females - likely typical among early humans

By Lisa Trei, Sanford News Services

Sept. 14, 2007 - It turns out that older men chasing younger women contributes to human longevity and the survival of the species, according to new findings by researchers at Stanford and the University of California-Santa Barbara. Read more...

Sex Declines Only Slightly for Active Senior Citizens from Age 50 into 70s

Many senior citizens have active sex lives into their 80s

Aug. 23, 2007 - The first comprehensive national survey of sexual attitudes, behaviors and problems among older adults in the United States has found that most people ages 57 to 85 think of sexuality as an important part of life and that the frequency of sexual activity, for those who are active, declines only slightly from the 50s to the early 70s. Read more...

‘Use It or Lose It’ Theory Applies to Erectile Function after Prostate Surgery

Harvard Med School says just letting nerves heal can take too long

Aug. 16, 2007 - The traditional advice given to men after surgery to remove the prostate - to wait for erectile function to return on its own - may not be adequate. Simply put, erections seem to work on a use-it-or-lose-it basis. To prevent the secondary damage that may occur if the penis goes too long without erections, researchers now think it’s better to restore erectile function soon after prostate removal. Read more...

Viagra is No Longer Just About Sex for Older Men, It's About Better Health

Marketed as Revatio for pulmonary hypertension; may fight heart disease

July 25, 2007 – Viagra, Levitra, Cialis – they are not just about sex for older men anymore. Viagra is now being used to treat not only erectile dysfunction (ED) but also pulmonary hypertension and, maybe, heart disease. And the drug may have potential for treating several other conditions, reports the August 2007 issue of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. Read more...

Viagra May Not Cure All Sex Problems, but May Save Lives by Helping Heart

Two new studies take interesting looks at erectile dysfunction drugs

July 10, 2007 – A study by a psychologist finds oral drugs like Viagra improve sexual performance but not a man’s ‘sexual health’. Not to worry, another new study finds Viagra can improve heart function and potentially save the lives of people with specific heart problems. The net results imply a longer life with poor sexual health but good ‘sexual function’. Read more...

Features for Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens Out of Step with Children on Sex, Marriage, Parenting

Younger generation has different moral values, says Pew Research

July 5, 2007 - Americans believe that births to unwed women are a big problem for society, and they take a mixed view at best of cohabitation without marriage. Yet these two nontraditional behaviors have become commonplace among younger adults, who have a different set of moral values from their elders about sex, marriage and parenthood, a new Pew Research Center Survey finds. Read more...

Senior Citizens & Sex

New Harvard Medical Report on Sex and Aging Finds Viagra Can Create Problems

When intercourse is suddenly a possibility again, relationship issues can emerge

May 1, 2007 - For many men, the erectile-dysfunction drugs Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra are the answer to their prayers. But, according to Sexuality in Midlife and Beyond, a new report from Harvard Medical School, these pills offer no help in untangling the emotional and relationship pressures that frequently accompany erectile dysfunction (ED). Read more...

Senior Men have High Rate of Return to Sexual Function When Prostate Cancer Treated with Cryoablation

This minimally-invasive therapy and post-treatment rehab are keys to regaining potency

March 15, 2007 – Cryoablation - non-surgical freezing and destroying of cancerous tumors - is not only an effective primary treatment for localized prostate cancer but post-treatment sexual function can be rapidly and substantially increased if accompanied by a penile rehabilitation regimen, according to a study of 416 patients with an average age of 69.4 years. Read more...

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Trump Nitroglycerin for Heart Protection

Good news for millions of male senior citizens using sex enhancers

March 2, 2007 – Senior citizens, the predominant users of erectile dysfunction drugs, will surely be pleased by a new study that finds these drugs that enhance their sex life are also protecting their hearts from damage before and after a severe heart attack. These drugs do an even better job than nitroglycerin, report Virginia Commonwealth University researchers today. Read more...

Nine Health Issues That Can Impact Sexual Satisfaction

Geriatrics Center at U. of Michigan provides 'Sex Matters Clinic'

  Read below about 'Sex Matters Clinic' at U. of Michigan Geriatrics Center and view video.  

Feb. 5, 2007 – Health and lifestyle matter when it comes to a health sex life, particularly for senior citizens, too often plagued by various health issues. Here’s the good news, the bad news, and some more good news about Americans’ sexual health: Most (64 percent of Americans, according to one recent study) are satisfied with their sex lives. But many health issues can get in the way of having a good sex life, from prescription medication side effects to depression to sexually transmitted diseases. (See story for link to video and more on help for senior citizens at U. of Michigan Geriatrics Center.) Read more...

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Prove Effective, Safe for Men With Diabetes

Diabetics are three times more likely to have erectile dysfunction

By Glenda Fauntleroy, Contributing Writer
Health Behavior News Service

January 24, 2007 - Popular drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction — Viagra, Levitra and Cialis — are safe and effective for men with diabetes, a new review has found. Read more...

Almost all Americans Have Sex before Marriage and Have for Decades

Even 9 of 10 of today's senior women born in 40's did it

December 21, 2006 - When you were young and thought you were the only one that didn't do it – have premarital sex, that is - you were probably right. Almost all Americans have sex before marrying, says a new study. Contrary to the public perception that premarital sex is much more common now than in the past, the study shows that even among women who were born in the 1940s, nearly nine in 10 had sex before marriage. Unfortunately, the study did not include much about senior citizens born before 1940. Read more...

Senior Citizens & Sex

Erectile Dysfunction, Overactive Bladder and More May be Treated by Simple Gene Transfer

Potential alternative to oral drugs, like Viagra, which are not effective for up to 40%

November 30, 2006 – Okay, senior men, how about this – a simple gene transfer that will treat erectile dysfunction and, at the same time, treat overactive bladder, irritable bowel syndrome and asthma. Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine say their test is showing promise. This is encouraging news for senior citizens, who will likely suffer from most of these ailments, if they live long enough. Read more...

FDA Puts Beware Label on Supplements Sold for Sexual Enhancement

Don't use Zimaxx, Libidus, Neophase, Nasutra, Vigor-25, Actra-Rx and 4EVERON

 

FDA Says Don't Use

 
  Zimaxx is sold as sexual enhancer for both men ($59.95) and women ($49.95).  

July 12, 2006 – Senior citizens and other consumers were warned today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration not to buy or consume several products promoted as treatments for erectile dysfunction and enhancing sexual performance. The FDA put the "beware label" on seven, saying "they are in fact illegal drugs that contain potentially harmful undeclared ingredients." Read more...

Erectile Dysfunction and Coronary Heart Disease May Share Risk Factors

Smoking, obesity, lack of exercise increase risk; alcohol drinking doesn't matter, says new study

June 28, 2006 - A prospective study by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found that obesity and smoking are strongly associated with a greater risk of erectile dysfunction (ED). Meanwhile, regular physical activity appeared to have a significant impact on lowering the risk of ED. This is the first large-scale prospective study to examine the links between ED and smoking, obesity, alcohol and a sedentary lifestyle. It is already established that older men are the most susceptible to ED. Read more...

Most Older People with Rheumatoid Arthritis Have Normal Sex Lives

One-third say RA has a considerably negative influence on sexual activity

June 26, 2006 – Almost one-third of older people inflicted with rheumatoid arthritis feel the condition has a 'considerably' negative influence on their sexual activity, according to new research presented Saturday at the 7th Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Amsterdam (EULAR 2006). The new survey, however, found the vast majority of patients said the condition has 'little' or 'no' impact on sexual activity. Read more...

'Hormone of Love' Nasal Spray Reduces Stress in Martial Spats, Makes People Like Each Other

Oxytocin seems to make us like people better, says studies

June 20, 2006 – Don't say you didn't learn something today from SeniorJournal.com. It is that a nasal spray of synthetic oxytocin may smooth out the disagreements you have with your spouse. This has potential life-saving benefits for senior citizens, who are known to suffer this stress with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Read more...

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Not Just About Sex

Study says they produce mostly beneficial results... not just for ED

June 16, 2006 - Since the Food and Drug Administration gave Viagra (sildenafil) its approval in 1998, “erectile dysfunction” has become a household term – probably to the chagrin of many parents fielding questions from their kids watching TV. But with sildenafil and the subsequent introduction and marketing of Levitra (vardenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil), many men have found answers to a once-unmentionable condition. It is primarily a problem of senior citizens age 65 and older. Read more...

Senior Citizen Health & Medicine

Older Men Unaware of Erectile Dysfunction Link to Problems Such as High Blood Pressure

'Check Men's Facts' campaign urges men see doctor

June 9, 2006 - A new national survey of U.S. men ages 35 and older showed that approximately 8 of every 10 men who have high blood pressure (hypertension or HTN) (82%) were not aware of its connection to erectile dysfunction (ED), and many were unaware of the connection between ED and other medical conditions that commonly affect men, such as high cholesterol (86%) and diabetes (73%). Read more...

Aging News for Senior Citizens

Women Age Faster but Live Longer - Is Testosterone the Cause?

Males allocate resources to intrasexual and intersexual competition

June 5, 2006 - It has been widely assumed that men age earlier than women, as evidenced by their higher mortality rates and shorter average life spans. But three Northern Michigan University biology professors contend that the opposite is true. They say theory and data suggest that females begin to exhibit signs of physiological decline earlier than males, and that higher mortality figures are not necessarily correlated with the rate at which we age. Read more...

Sex and Seniors

Persistent Male Quest for Sex Causes Them to Die Earlier Than Females

From tail of the peacock to the gaudy SUV, males compete aggressively for female attention and that costs them something

May 9, 2006 – Why do females live longer than males? It's the male quest for sex that wears them out, say researchers. Despite efforts to find modern factors that would explain the different life expectancies of men and women, the gap is actually ancient and universal, according to the University of Michigan researchers. Read more...

Sex Lives Better for Older Couples with Gender Equality

Study in 29 countries finds general happiness, sex related

April 19, 2006 - Older couples who live in Western countries and who enjoy more equality between men and women are most likely to report being satisfied with their sex lives, according to a new study on sexual well-being, aging and health that was conducted in 29 countries by a University of Chicago research team. Read more...

Men in 50s More Satisfied with Sex Lives than Most Younger Men

Satisfaction falls fast for senior citizens; 20-year-olds most satisfied

Feb. 20, 2006 - Men in their fifties are more satisfied with their sex lives than men in their thirties and forties, recording levels that are only topped – barely – by the 20-29 year-olds. But, after age 59 sexual satisfaction takes a plunge, according to a survey published in the February issue of BJU International, official journal of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. Read more...

Sex & Single Baby Boomers

Boomers Changing How Older People View Sex, Romance, says Newsweek

More Boomers dating than any previous generation of older Americans; many looking for companionship and sex, but not necessarily marriage

Feb. 13, 2006 – The Newsweek magazine on news stands today focuses on Baby Boomers and how they are changing the way older people look at sex, romance, marriage and relationships. Older people are not what they used to be, when it comes to sex and relationships. Read more...

Senior Couple Among Winners in Maryland Same-Sex Marriage Case

Former minister, retired Social Security employee have been together 27 years

Jan. 21, 2006 – Two senior citizens were among the winning plaintiffs this week, when a Maryland circuit court ruled that it is a violation of the state constitution to deny same-sex couples the numerous protections provided to married couples. Charles Blackburn, 73, and Glen Dehn, 68, were among nine same-sex couples and a surviving gay partner filing the suit. Read more...

Media Hypes PT-141 as Female Aphrodisiac of the Century

Developer's stock soars as it enters next phase of clinical trials

Dec. 5, 2005 – There is nothing really new in the development of the possible sexual enhancement drug PT-141 – which has been hipped as being a powerful sexual enhancer for women – but there has been a media frenzy of stories, watched carefully by seniors citizens, on the possible aphrodisiac of the 21st Century. The only real news is that clinical trials are progressing but it is probably years from being available. Read more...

'Mild Bunch' Beefcake Biker Calendar Raises Funds for New Senior Center

Leading citizens in Texas town drop their pants for a good cause

Nov. 10, 2005 – Leave it to some old geezers from the Texas Hill Country to do something wild and just a little crazy. Nude motorcycle calendars have worked well for women – even senior citizens – so why not for men. Anyone who hears the words "senior citizens" and thinks of nursing homes doesn't know the "Mild Bunch." After recognizing a dire need for a new senior community, fifteen high-profile community leaders of Kerrville, Texas came together to help raise money for a new facility. The group developed a unique and undeniably risqué method of fundraising for the $4 million capital campaign project, which required the "Mild Bunch" to drop everything -- including their pants. Read and see more...

Treating Men with ED Improves Female Partners Sexual Function, Satisfaction

October 25, 2005 – A newly published study of couples – including senior citizens and baby boomers – has found that the sexual function and satisfaction of the females significantly improved after the erectile dysfunctional men in their lives were effectively treated for their problem. Read more...

Personal Ad Websites Not Drawing Seniors, But Boomers…

Oct. 15, 2005 – Who is using the personal ads on the Web to find companionship? It’s not senior citizens. The only age group you are less likely to find exploring the personal ads on the Web are children from age two to eleven. Now, Baby Boomers - that is entirely different. The peak users seem to be around age 45. Read more...

Dating Website’s Goal is to Keep Senior Citizens Out

Snub Club lets members vote on new members after seeing their photo on Web

Oct. 12, 2005 -.Senior citizens seeking companionship on the Web had best skip SnubClub.com. This online dating site was announced with the following headline – “Young people who wish they could kick older people out of an on-line community can do just that in the ‘Snub Club'. Old people beware!” Read more...

Aging Does Not End Sex, Relationships, Says Expert

Sept. 21, 2005 - Sex isn't the exclusive playground for the young, but a quality of life issue that continues well after age 50, a University of Michigan expert says in her new book. Older adults desire fun, excitement and passion in relationships and sex, often associated with one's younger years. Read more...

Boomer Women More Confident of Sexuality Than Younger Women

Survey suggests sexual confidence increases with age, but no mention of seniors

Sept. 13, 2005 – A new survey says 82 percent of Baby Boomer women are very or somewhat confident sexually. The researchers suggest sexual confidence and self knowledge increase as women go through life, based on the lower confidence scores for younger women. Read more...

Bicycle Riding Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction

Health debate needs to change focus to what can be done about it

Aug. 23, 2005 – A prominent researcher in sexual and reproductive health says the debate should end about bicycle saddles causing erectile dysfunction. It clearly does for some. It is now time to move on to what should be done about it. Males are much more likely to be bicycle riders than women, but the participation in bicycle riding decreases rapidly as age increases. Less than 10 percent of senior citizens do it regularly. Read more...

Boomers, Senior Citizens Keep Nudism Alive

July 18, 2005 – So you thought nudism was for young people. Wrong. From a report on a recent gathering of the American Association for Nude Recreation, it appears that it is mostly baby boomers and senior citizens that are keeping nude recreation alive. Read more...


Sex Hormone Levels Ruled Out As Cause for Low Sexual Function in Women

July 6, 2005 – A study of adult women up to age 75 found no sex hormone (androgen) level that predicts low sexual function in women, as had been assumed to be a significant independent determinant of sexual behavior in women. Read more...

Senior Citizens With Heart Problems May Be Able to Take Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

Study suggests replacing nitrate will allow the use of ED drugs

June 28, 2005 – Men with heart problems can substitute calcium antagonist or beta blocker for their oral nitrate treatment and, for the first time, benefit safely from erectile dysfunction drugs that restore function in 80 percent of men, according to a study in England. Senior citizens are the primary group suffering from both heart disease and erectile dysfunction. Read more...

Senior Citizens Protest Nude Statues in Middletown

June 22, 2005 – Senior citizens turned out for a public forum of the Middletown (Conn.) Commission on the Arts to protest three pairs of nude male sculptures that have been erected near the senior center. The meeting was to provide information on 30 new sculptures on Main Street named “Sculpture Mile at Middletown.” Read more...

Sexual Senior Citizen Movie From Brazil Out on DVD

The Other Side of the Street Gets Good Reviews for Actors

June 10, 2005 – A sexy movie about senior citizens, what will they think of next? The Other Side of the Street was made in Brazil and stars Academy Award nominated actress Fernanda Montenegro. The movie with senior citizen love scenes had a limited release in February and is now available on DVD. It has received a number of three-star ratings, based primarily on the acting. Read more...

Female Sexual Dysfunction Found In Half of Women Studied

About 10 million older women have reported problems in the past

May 27, 2005 – About 10 million women between the ages of 50 and 74 reported sexual problems in earlier studies, according to researchers who say their new study of women 18 to 68 indicates the primary culprit may be a decreased sensation in the clitoris, which affected almost half of those in their study. Read more...

“Date Lonely Housewives” Spammer Gets Busted

Email that may have targeted senior men broke all the rules

May 26, 2005 - An operation that spammed millions of consumers with graphic sexual descriptions to drive traffic to their Web sites to “date lonely housewives” has been halted by the court at the request of the Federal Trade Commission. Among other alleged violations, the FTC says the spam emails included sexual materials in the viewable area. Older men may have been primary targets. Read more...

Sexual Interest Up

Sexual Health Important to Overall Well Being of Older Adults: AARP Survey

May 24, 2005 - Sexual health is an essential element of the quality of life of middle aged and older adults (45+). AARP's recent study, Sexuality at Midlife and Beyond, updates an AARP survey from 1999, and confirms that relationships and sexuality remain at least as important, if not more so, than almost six years ago. Read more...

Americans Pick Older Women as Most Beautiful

Survey says women over 50 are just as beautiful as those under 30, 91% of women are happy with their looks

May 23, 2005 – Americans consider women over 50 just as beautiful as women under 30 and, when asked to name "the most beautiful person alive today," they named women between the ages of 50 and 70. The research by Allure Magazine is “The Allure of Beauty Study” that looked at modern attitudes about beauty, confidence and success. It also revealed that 91 percent of women are happy with what they see in the mirror and that 66 percent of men opposed their lovers getting plastic surgery. Read more...

Nude Calendars Now Have Their Own Web Page

May 10, 2005 - It was female senior citizens that started the craze, now nude calendars have proliferated so that there is a Web page just to keep up with the latest editions.

FDA Orders Levitra Ad Pulled; Seniors Should Read Objections

April 16, 2005 – The FDA yesterday notified the makers of Levitra (vardenafil HCI) their television ads for the erectile dysfunction drug must be withdrawn from the market. The regulators called the ads “misleading” and say they fail to disclose “major side effects.” This and other erectile dysfunction drugs are widely used by senior citizens, who should pay careful attention to the message from the FDA. Read more...

Senior Women Will Get Public Breast Massage in Bangkok Dispute Over Breast-Enhancing Cream

Three younger models were fined last week in demonstration

Feb. 27, 2005 – A breast enhancing product will be officially introduced on Wednesday in Bangkok, Thailand, featuring women in their 60’s having their breast massaged behind opaque screens. This is after the company created a storm last week when they gave a demonstration to show the cream’s immediate ability to increase breast size. Three bare-breasted women, with only their nipples hidden, stood before reporters on a hotel stage Thursday for 15-minute massages. Read more...

Elderly World War II ‘Comfort Women’ Lose Suit in Japan

Two of the nine senior women died before the case ended

Feb. 26, 2005 – Nine elderly women sued for compensation from Japan for being forced to become sex slaves, often referred to as “comfort women,” for Japanese soldiers during World War II, but only seven of them lived long enough to hear the Supreme Court deny their claims on Friday. Read more...

Active Sex Life Means Longer Life, Even If Humans Are Not Built for Long Romances

Feb. 9, 2005 - Couples who can sustain an active sex life tend to live longer and be happier, although humans are not built for long-term romance, says Robert Billingham, associate professor, Indiana University Bloomington. He does have ideas on how to do it. Read more...

Latest Senior Nudie Calendar Features Women 75 to 94

Atwood Cuties raising money for anniversary of Townsend, Mass.

Jan. 19, 2005 – Ranging in age from 75 to 94, the 17 ladies from the Atwood Senior Housing Center, decided to copy the “Calendar Girls” and do a semi-nude calendar for 2005. "We're just as good looking as them, so why not do it? And we're older, so it makes it more unique," said Lu Porter, 75, who is Ms. January. "We're a lot older than them," she added. Read, see more...

Former Judge, 78, Freed from Charges of Indecency with Child

Accuser says she made charges to police in exchange for dropping burglary charge

Jan. 5, 2005 – A 78-year old former Social Security judge, Forrest Elmo Stewart, was released from house arrest on Tuesday after the Bexar County, Texas, district attorney's office dismissed a case alleging he had sex with a 16-year-old girl, reports the San Antonio Express-News and KENS-TV. More... 1/5/5*

Grandparents Found in Compromising Position at Beach

Dec. 10, 2004 - Two Malaysian grandparents, who happen to be in-laws, have been detained by religious authorities in the northern Perak state after they were caught allegedly having sex by the beach in broad daylight, a news report said today. More... 12/10/04*

Seniors Need to Pay Attention to World AIDS Day, Dec. 1

Nov. 30, 2004 - Wednesday, December 1, is World AIDS Day, an annual global event dedicated to remembering the victims of AIDS, learning more about the devastating effects of the disease around the world, and reaffirming the commitment to fight it. The focus this year is on women and girls, but AIDS among senior citizens is also getting attention. More... 11/30/04*

FDA Fast Track for Female Testosterone Patch Questioned

Nov. 26, 2004 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a fast track review of testosterone patches for women with low sex drive, despite concerns about insufficient data and potentially misleading marketing by their manufacturer Proctor & Gamble, claim two articles in this week's BMJ. More... 11/26/04*

86-Year-Old Man On Trial for Trying to Have Sex with Young Philippine Girls

Nov. 17, 2004 – An 86-year-old man from Garden Grove, California, is the latest person charged under a 2003 federal law known as the Protect Act, aimed at curbing international sex trade. Prosecutors say he planned to go to the Philippines for sex with two young girls. More... 11/17/04*

Viagra Ads Ordered Off Air, Company Begins Anti-Counterfeit Program

Nov. 16, 2004 – Viagra television ads were ordered off the air yesterday by the Federal Drug Administration, because they promised men better sex, but failed to give adequate warnings, including the dangers to men, usually older, who have cardiovascular disease. This news somewhat over-shadowed the company announcement that they will use radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on the popular drug to prevent counterfeiting. More... 11/16/04*

Dr. Ruth Westheimer Still Talking Sex at 76

Nov. 10, 2004 – At 76, Dr. Ruth Westheimer is still at it – talking about sex. She spoke Tuesday at Princeton University, standing on two stacked crates, and told the students her views on abortion, homosexuality, condoms and what it is like to be a psychosexual therapist. More... 11/10/04*

Actra-Rx or Yilishen

FDA Warns Against Sexual Enhancement Supplement for Men

Nov. 2,2004 - The Food and Drug Administration today warned consumers not to purchase or consume Actra-Rx or Yilishen, two products promoted for sale on Web sites as "dietary supplements" for treating erectile dysfunction and enhancing sexual performance for men. These products, the FDA says, contain the active prescription drug ingredient sildenafil. Senior men are frequently targeted consumers for these products. More... 11/02/04*

Primetime Live Sex Survey Has Interesting Findings About Senior Citizens

Oct. 22, 2004 – Last night ABC’s “Primetime Live” aired the results of an extensive survey of Americans about their sex lives and, once again, it finds senior citizens far more conservative in their attitudes about sex than are younger Americans. Only 30 percent of those 65 and older, for example, approve of sex before marriage, while 71 percent of those 18 to 29 say it is OK. A significant difference is when it comes to “cheating,” where far more seniors have done it than younger people. More... 10/22/04*

Older Naked People Censored Again – Wal-Mart Cancels Book Order

Wall-Mart won't sell book by Jon Stewart

Oct. 21, 2004 – Nudity of older Americans strikes out again. Earlier this month, the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, turned down proceeds from a risqué calendar featuring local women as old as 84. Now, Wal-Mart is refusing to sell a book by Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, because it has a photo of naked older bodies with the faces of the U.S. Supreme Court judges pasted on them. Is it just older naked people causing this censorship? More... 10/21/04*

Racy Calendar by Older Women Gets Extinguished in Carmel

Oct. 10, 2004 – The promotion of calendars featuring nearly-naked older women has been a growing fund-raising technique, but in California’s Carmel-by-the Sea a local effort to fund a firehouse has been extinguished. More... 10/10/04*

Med Students Vulnerable to Sex With Patients, Problem Increases with Age

Oct. 5, 2004 - Four out of 10 medical students feel they can justify having a sexual relationship with a patient, suggests a small study in the Journal of Medical Ethics, which also says studies show sexual misconduct increases with age – rising 44% with every decade. More... 10/05/04*

Gene Study Says Men Have Been Tomcatting for Ages, Not Always Successfully

Sept. 19, 2004 - New insights into ancient mating says there is no covering up ancient sexual dalliances of men tomcatting around and traveling far from home to do it. They also report men often were squeezed out of mating by stronger males, which caused twice as many women as men to pass on their genes. More... 9/19/04*

Women Beyond 50: A New Reality of Sexual Desire

Sexual interest may decrease in their 50s and 60s but see a resurgence of sexual appetite when they reach their 70s or even 80s.

Joyce sat on the edge of the examining table, dressed in a thin, faded gown. She felt vulnerable and a bit ridiculous. She was hoping that her doctor would be able to enlighten her about her declining interest in sex. More... 9/09/04*

Senior Videos Sex with Wife and Female Healthcare Worker

Aug. 28, 2004 - James Ball, 64, video taped a female healthcare worker joining him in sex with his 94-year-old wife; then he tried to charge the health aide for sexual assault, according to a story in the San Antonio Express-News. More... 8/28/04*

Viagra Not Working? Maybe This Gel Will Help!

Men With Sexual Dysfunction Should Be Screened For Low Testosterone

Aug. 4, 2004 – Viagra not working well enough for you?  Now another drug-maker wants to sell you a testosterone gel (AndroGel) that enhances erectile function and sexual satisfaction even more for those with low testosterone. More... 8/04/04*

Hundreds of Sex Offenders in America’s Nursing Homes

Six are in their 90s, one convicted at 86

July 12, 2004 – A shocking study reveals hundreds of registered sex offenders living in nursing homes in 37 states across America, according to findings released yesterday by the non-profit disability and elder rights group, A Perfect Cause. More... 7/12/04*

You can join the trials (see company report)

PT-141's Sexual Stimulation of Female Rats Grabs the Headlines

July 1, 2004 – Male sexual dysfunction has received most of the headlines in the last few years, much of it generated by the battle between drugs, like Viagra, that promise to solve the problem of poor sexual performance. But the headlines this week were grabbed by PT-141, a new treatment that reportedly increased sexual activity in female rats. More, including details from company, invitation to join trials... 7/01/04*

Most Adults Won’t Give Up Sex for Staying Young, Seniors Won’t Give Up Coffee

April 20, 2004 – What are Americans willing to give up for a drink from the “Fountain of Youth?” Not sex, for those 18 to 64, and not coffee for those over 64. More... 4/20/04*

Old Broads Get Naked for Charity Calendar

May 22, 2003 - The Great Old Broads, as they are now known, produced a 2003 calendar, "A Celebration of Mature Women," for LifeSpan Services Inc., a nonprofit senior services organization. Read more...

New Book on Sex After 60

Jan. 28, 2002 - A new book released by Balantine Books explores "the truth about aging and how it affects sexual desire." The book is "The New Love and Sex After 60" and it is an update to a book published earlier by Dr. Robert Butler and Dr. Myrna Lewis. Click 1/28/02* (if you want to order this book from Amazon, click on title: The New Love and Sex After 60

Regular cycling can improve sexual function in men with heart failure

Nov. 30, 2001 - Bicycling has a significantly positive effect in treating sexual dysfunction in men with chronic heart failure, according to a report presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2001 conference. Click 11/30/01*

How to Have Pleasurable Sex Despite Painful Arthritis

March 29, 2001 -- One of the most lyrical euphemisms for sexual relations comes from the hit musical "Annie Get Your Gun" in which the character of Annie Oakley sings, "still they're happy as can be, doing what comes naturally."  But what happens when "Doing What Comes Naturally" is painful? Consider the female patient with arthritis in her hips where even the slightest movement hurts?  Or, when pain and swelling in his hands and wrists prevents a male patient from putting any pressure on them? Read more...

Story of Senior Love Affair in Fiction Book, "A Second Journey," Selling Well

Seniors and their sexuality is the subject of John Anthony Chestara's romantic tale of a widow and widower, both in their mid-sixties, whose love affair is complicated by their children, memories of their deceased spouses and very different marriages.

"A Second Journey" is an important work of fiction because it addresses an issue that many seniors are reluctant to openly discuss; dating and their sexual desires after the death of a spouse," according to the publisher, Patricia Sealy of Highbridge Press. Click 1/30/2*  

New Book on Sex After 60

A new book released by Balantine Books explores "the truth about aging and how it affects sexual desire." The book is "The New Love and Sex After 60" and it is an update to a book published earlier by Dr. Robert Butler and Dr. Myrna Lewis. Click 1/28/02* (if you want to order this book from Amazon, click on title: The New Love and Sex After 60

 

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