Sample Coursework Paper on Perceptions of Sexuality and Aging

Sexuality in humans develops as they mature into adulthood where biological developments emerge and trigger the body system more so it is expressed by cultures through rules and regulations (Bolin & Whelehan, 199). From the article ‘Aging and the Sexual Response Cycle’, it is evident that people worry about the sexual behavior as they grow older. There are changes that result from old age in sexual response to both male and female. The changes differ and range from one gender to the other, the lifestyle that one has among other reasons.

Men have challenges in having erections, which is characterized by taking more time to get an erection or at times no erection at all. With old age comes in the decline in testosterone levels rendering it hard to acquire an erection and using intense physical stimulation to become erect.  The response cycle changes with old age whereby; they take long before climaxing, the pressure of ejaculation reduces, volume of semen reduces too and the testes lower faster away from the body among other experiences.

Women have the following experiences; less lubrication, taking long for arousal to take place and less muscle expansion and contraction, it is difficult for them to get and stay aroused, organisms are less frequent and it takes less time to get back in the an unaroused state.

Old age is not a limitation to sexual enjoyment. There are tips that should be followed in order to continue enjoying a healthy sexual relationship. Good health, diet and doing exercises help individuals to maintain a healthy sex life. Use of lubrication and prolonged foreplay are real solutions to the perceived old age sexual problems. With old age, intimacy should be the focus rather than organism.


Aging and Sexual Response Cycle (2014). SexInfoOnline.

Bolin, A., & Whelehan, P. (1999). Perspectives on human sexuality. Albany: State University of New York Press.