Sexuality and Relationships
There are no age barriers to sex and loving – being sexual is part of what makes us human.
Sex can be important part of relationships, bring pleasure, intimacy, personal fulfilment and fun. Older people are just as capable of loving passionately and tenderly as younger people. Some older people say that sexual intimacy can bring new, unexpected pleasures – for example when there is less pressure to ‘perform’ or they are no longer afraid of pregnancy, however sexually transmitted infections still occur through unprotected sex.