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Sex, Alzheimer’s and Boomers: Trouble for Nursing Homes

Posted on 08/7/2013 by | Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayRomance — for many, it’s one of life’s great pleasures. But for those living in a nursing home sex can get a bit more complicated. Having Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia calls into question whether the individuals involved have the ability to give legal consent. Nursing homes regularly struggle to make that call, and this problem will only grow worse as the number of older Americans grows as the the boomer generation joins their ranks. Related: Sex and …

Can the Right Foods Increase Sperm Count?

Posted on 08/7/2013 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: My urologist told me that my sperm are malfunctioning because they are shaped differently than normal sperm and are not moving as quickly as they should, and that I have a low quantity. He said this could result from a low hormone count. What can I do to increase my sperm count? I know that I should eat properly, but I don’t know which foods supply the vitamins that will increase my levels of testosterone, sperm, semen and testosterone? …

I’m Just Not Interested

Posted on 08/5/2013 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: I just read your article about having a celibate marriage, and my marriage has turned into that. Although it’s not due to any type of punishment — it’s just that I have lost all interest in sex. I love my spouse; he loves me. There are no problems, no stresses. We get along great, but I just can’t find the interest. My doctor said it was probably stress but I am retired and don’t have any. I’ve talked to …

Two Words: Sex Therapist

Posted on 07/31/2013 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: The woman I married two years ago doesn’t really know how to make love to me. I am 68, and my wife is 57. I still have the drive to have sex, but she is not used to initiating the first move. She doesn’t like to kiss and isn’t romantic at all. When I listen to soft music to try and get things started, she asks me why I play sad music. I have been patient with her as …

Sex and Dementia: What Are Our Rights When We’re Not Ourselves Any More?

Posted on 07/26/2013 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsA recent Bloomberg article recapped an incident in a nursing home in which an employee walked in on two elderly residents, both diagnosed with dementia, having intercourse. The man was in his late 70s, the woman in her late 80s. The employee, a nurse, called for help and separated the two, but not without the woman clawing and screaming at them. It’s a delicate subject and the zone is completely gray. The incident led to the male patient being removed …

Ginny Johnson Not Given Enough Credit for Sex Study Contributions

Posted on 07/26/2013 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

LegacyGinny Johnson’s death brings back a lot of memories. I remember, as a new Ph.D. and young professor, sitting around many living rooms with her and her even more famous husband, Bill Masters, talking about sex research, about women in the field, and about differences in opinions between the behavioral scientists (my group) and  the medical people (Bill’s and, to some extent, Ginny’s group). Ginny was Bill Masters’ partner in sex research. Starting out as a secretary in his office, she transitioned to the …