What's wrong with seniors having sex? It's not like the old broads are gonna get pregnant!
An article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics reveals that elderly care home residents are often needlessly denied consensual sex because of concerns regarding safety and ageism.
Researchers from the Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care state that even though elderly people, including those with early stage dementia, often still enjoy a sexual relationship in their own homes, but once they move into residential care, a sexual relationship is often frowned upon.
The researchers say that factors, such as safety fears, insufficient privacy, concerns about duty of care, anxieties about potential repercussions from relatives, and ageism often take away people's "basic human right", standing in the way of "a normal and healthy part of ageing."
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(Posted by Schmooze Correspondent Mary Wallace)