Sexuality at Different Life Stages

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Sexuality at Different Life Stages Kimberly Hamsher PSY/265 April 13, 2014 Kimberly Hima Sexuality at Different Life Stages In the case of Ashley, I would assume her therapist would point out all the options she has before deciding if she wants to pursue a sexual relationship with her boyfriend. She should explain the variety of emotions an adolescent girl might feel when a boy or young man shows an interest in her. She should let her know that the word love can sometimes be displaced and confused with feelings such as lust, puppy love or even infatuation. She should let her know that for her young age, those are normal feelings and though they shouldn’t be taken lightly, they should also not be taken advantage of by someone who…show more content…
I think it scares him that he might disappoint Mindy because he’s not a spry as he used to be. Their therapist should point out that while physical and psychological changes occur as they get older, sexual activity can be just as fulfilling if they understand what those changes are. She should let them know that as women get older, they produce less estrogen, vaginal walls lose elasticity, the vagina shrinks, vaginal lubrication decreases after menopause, all of which can make penile entry more painful. However, there are aids to help with these such as estrogen replacement therapy and vaginal lubricants such as KY jelly, which would diminish pain and increase sexual pleasure for both of them. She should point out to Wayne that as men get older, their testosterone levels are lower making it take longer to achieve an erection, and it may take longer to reach orgasm. She should tell them both that these things are a normal part of aging along with the obvious, wrinkles, turning grey and maybe not being as attractive to each other as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean their sexual activity has to cease or be less meaningful. They could try different approaches such as longer foreplay, sexual aids, etc. If they love each other and understand what’s going on with themselves physically then they, including Wayne, could be very satisfied with the outcome. In Bob’s case, the therapist can offer to talk
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