Conclusion

The only feature which typifies ageing is increasing diversity. This certainly applies to sexual behaviour, and the task of the therapist is to open doors and allow the couple to decide whether or not to enter. This can only be done if they are relaxed about the subject in general, and this attitude develops with familiarity with the subject. Patients are unlikely to raise concerns about their sexual behaviour without support from the therapist, who must sometimes take the lead. For example, a couple are unlikely to discuss oral sex until the subject has been raised by the therapist. Those who enter the field of geriatric psychiatry in the belief that they can escape the problems of sex need to be made aware that this is a dangerous strategy and encouraged to overcome their diffidence. Sex in old age is not the frightening imperative of the teenager, but it can contribute greatly to the quality of life.

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