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Seniors and Sex: Counsel from an Expert

Jul 27th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

SCJ Senior Editor and CEO, Sharon Shaw Elrod, MSW, EdD, is Guest Editor for Senior Moments today.

During one of my professional incarnations about three decades ago, I enjoyed a practice in counseling and psychotherapy, specializing in sex education and therapy. I was an early pioneer in the field and helped bring sexual issues out of the closet in Omaha, Nebraska. Since retirement, I let my membership in The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists lapse. The certificates still hang on my wall in the library, mostly because my grandchildren love to show people ‘proof’ that Gammy was once a sex therapist.

So let’s talk about sex today. Sex and senior citizens, that is. Many of us seniors find a declining interest in sex as we age, and that’s