Aging Quiz - Answer

Most older adults have no desire or capacity for sexual relations. In other words, most older adults are asexual.

Answer: False - Contrary to myth and stereotype, sexuality continues to be an important aspect of an older adult's life. People continue to be sexual beings and enjoy sexual relationships through late adulthood. For the minority of older adults who experience physical problems that may limit their sexual expression, treatments are available. It is also important to remember that sexuality is not just a biological function. Sexuality includes the expression of feelings and self in a variety of ways in an intimate relationship and encompasses many aspects of one's gender.

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