Many people want and need to be close to others as they grow older. For some, this includes the desire to continue an active, satisfying sex life. With aging, that may mean adapting sexual activity to accommodate physical, health, and other changes. There are many different ways to have sex and be intimate—alone or with a partner.
The idea of me writing about sex is kind of comical. In this video series, the Gottmans have suggested that the best sex tends to be a result of the strongest friendships. John Gottman and his research team interviewed couples about sex and intimacy shortly after they had their first baby. I was fortunate enough to be part of this team which ultimately confirmed the hypothesis that good sex is very much interrelated with intimate trust, friendship, and conversations that create emotional connection.
With the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union. Indeed the inclusion of sexuality as part of health care is crucial if the holistic ideology espoused in all health care and mental health literature is to be realised. In order to provide recovery orientated holistic care mental health practitioners need to be confident and competent in assisting young people to address friendship and intimate relationships needs Pacitti and Thornicroft,
My mission is to help all therapists feel comfortable, competent, and confident discussing sex and relational intimacy in therapy. Sex and sexuality are natural, healthy aspects of life! For many people, they are also important parts of developing a sense of identity and connecting deeply in relationship. Yet few therapy training programs address sex and sexuality adequately or equip their graduates with immediately applicable, effective strategies for discussing sexual concerns with clients. Some clients turn to specialists, such as certified sex therapists, to discuss their concerns.