GreyPride – #REVOLUTIONSENIOR: sex, sexual orientation, old age, GreyPRIDE sends prejudices into the air!

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#REVOLUTIONSENIOR: 7 themes we need to think about to take better care of the elderly in our society

# 2: sex, sexual orientation, old age, GreyPRIDE sends prejudices into the air!

Talking about sexuality and emotional needs means respecting the identity of the elderly, their integrity, their otherness. Taking into account their desires, their history allows us to get closer to them by considering them as our alter-ego in all their diversity.

The image of Epinal of the well-groomed old lady, sitting near a table with a pretty bouquet reassures us but transforms it into a sexless object, to which we will not ask as the only question: “And did you have children?” To reduce the sexuality of the elderly at a time linked to procreation is to amputate their desires, their memories, their history.

No, sexuality does not become a perversion or an inappropriate subject as we age. Whether or not we have sex, our desire drives are still there, even if they are no longer expressed.

To maintain the desire to live, we must respect all the fields of desire of the elderly even if social pressure and representations transform the old into asexual care objects. Isn’t the first sexual organ the brain?

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