Health + Medicine
Online Sex Help for Seniors
With the rise of websites that welcome seniors’ questions and concerns, the over-50 set is now more and more likely to head to their computers with sexual issues.
A new study by Liza Berdychevsky, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Galit Nimrod, Ph.D., of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev monitored 14 online communities (in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom) geared toward adults ages 50 and older for a year. The two top choices: www.age-net.co.uk and www.yourlifechoices.com.au.
The hottest topics: how health and life situations can affect sexuality, the challenges of communicating with health care providers about sex and the paucity of available sexual information.
“These sites are places where seniors feel comfortable,” says Nimrod. “They are not afraid to ask their questions and share their stories.”
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