Sexuality of Older Adult Women: A Phenomenological Inquiry
The aim of this study was to capture universal and common themes among the sample population and inquire into perceptions of sexuality in later womanhood. Several universal themes were found across all four individual interviews, including: partnered sexual activity, role of physical health, and conditions for sex. In addition, several common themes were found in at least half of all interviews, including: conditions for satisfaction, partnership, individual identity, social response, conditions for discussing sex, and individual sexual activity. Author: Samantha J. Tippy, Adler School of Professional Psychology.