Why We Need More Research On Sex And Aging

July 16, 2018 by Justin Lehmiller

Sex and aging is a topic I’ve wanted to include more coverage of on the blog for a long time; however, when you run a research-based blog, it’s hard to write about topics that don’t get a whole lot of research attention. So why is it that there isn’t more research out there on sex and aging? And why is this an important topic to study anyway? For some insight into these questions, I recently spoke with author Joan Price, a self-described “advocate for ageless sexuality” who has written a number of books on sex and aging, including the award-winning Naked At Our Age: Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex.

In the video below, Joan and I talk about not only why there isn’t much research on sex and aging, but also what we can do to promote more work in this area and how this research stands to benefit all of us. Check it out and stay tuned for part two of my interview with Joan, in which we chat about how you can allow your sex life to age gracefully.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
Founder & Owner of Sex and Psychology

Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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