Aging and Male Sexuality by Raul C. Schiavi

By Raul C. Schiavi

Expertise of the significance of sexuality and its issues within the getting older inhabitants is expanding because the percentage of older humans raises. dependent partially at the author's scientific event and learn at Mount Sinai clinical middle in manhattan, this e-book offers an updated review of the sexuality of getting older males in wellbeing and fitness and affliction, inside a multidimensional conceptual framework. It takes into consideration physiological, mental, interpersonal, and social affects. The ebook additionally discusses the effect of scientific disorder, psychopathology, and medicine, with a evaluate of coping options in shaping person sexual responses to getting older and ailment. the writer accommodates many case reports and vignettes, and devotes a bankruptcy to the sexuality of older homosexual males. A balanced account of scientific and psychosocial evaluate and therapy concludes the booklet, for you to be of wide curiosity to clinicians and scholars drawn to sexuality and getting older.

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They evaluated, using a self-report scale, the sexual behavior of 81 married volunteers from two community health clinics in Israel. The subjects, aged 6071 years, were physically healthy and had been screened to rule out the effects of drug, psychopathology, and marital problems. A total lack of sexual desire was reported by only 14% of the men; 64% continued to engage in intercourse and about one-half of the total group acknowledged regular masturbatory activity. Sexual expression appeared to change with age, as shown by the lower frequency of intercourse and the higher rate of masturbation in those aged between 66 and 71 years compared to the subjects aged 6065.

In parallel with these developments, considerable progress has been made, over the last twenty years, in our knowledge of sexual physiology and the deleterious effects of disease and drugs on male sexual function. Although this information has permitted valuable therapeutic interventions, it has also contributed to a distorted picture of aging and sexuality centred on medical illness and organic pathology. The original emphasis on the psychological determination of erectile difficulties has given ground to the current and equally undocumented view that most erectile disorders have an organic basis and to an evolving armamentarium of laboratory and biomedical approaches to diagnose and correct erectile failure.

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