Explore BrainMass
Share

Sexuality and Middle Adulthood

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

1. Identify and describe two issues that are associated with human sexuality in middle adulthood.

2. Describe how these issues affect couples and family functioning.

3. How would one or both of these issues affect other areas of a person's life?

4. How might it affect work life or community involvement?

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 2:34 am ad1c9bdddf
https://brainmass.com/gender-studies/sexuality/sexuality-and-middle-adulthood-305787

Solution Preview

1. Identify and describe two issues that are associated with human sexuality in middle adulthood.

Development issues in Middle Adulthood (about 40 - 65) include less hormone production, adjusting to new roles and reevaluating and directing energies. As well, people in this stage are looking at aspects of their life and assessing it (http://www.sikhwomen.com/Sexuality/Stages_Sexual_Development.htm).

Let's look two factors impacting sexuality in middle adulthood: the disease process and loss of a partner. This response is a combination of outside sources and personal knowledge.

DISEASE PROCESS

Biological changes and the disease process are developmental concerns that can impact sexuality negatively in middle adulthood, which involves such things as:

o "Medication side effects: increase/decrease motivation
o MI - anxiety, fear, depression, low libido
o STD - results in fear of transmission = abstinence
o Chronic pain - decreases sex motivation
o Joint disease - R/T pain & stiffness
o Surgery, - ostomies, breast prostatectomy
o Spinal cord - may or may not effect
o DBM = male- neurologic erectile dysfunction/ Female - no arousal, lubrication" ...

Solution Summary

By addressing the questions, this solution addresses issue related to human sexuality in middle adulthood.

$2.19
See Also This Related BrainMass Solution

Sexuality and Middle Adulthood

Based on your literature search, identify two issues that are associated with human sexuality in middle adulthood. Describe each issue, provide supportie references from peer-reviewed journal articles, and describe how these issues affect couples and family funtioning. How would one or both of these issues affect other areas of a personb's life? For example, how might it affect work life? Or community involvements. Include all references used. Thanks

View Full Posting Details