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Sex and Intimacy in Later Life

Series Editors: Paul Simpson,  University of Manchester, Paul Reynolds, International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics and The Open University and Trish Hafford-Letchfield, University of Strathclyde

Older people are commonly characterised as non-sexual, or their sexuality is considered a superficial concern in comparison to health, public services and pensions. This is despite evidence of an increase in sexual engagement amongst older people. Little academic attention has been given to this subject, or to the impact that this may have, such as increased rates of sexually transmitted infection or implications for healthy sex lives in care institutions.

This internationally focused series builds on, extends and deepens knowledge of sexual practice amongst older people. Pulling together work by established and emerging scholars across a range of disciplines, it covers the experiential, empirical and theoretical landscapes of sex and ageing.

Read this introduction from the series editors

Call for proposals

The Series Editors welcome proposals for books that represent current and innovative research on age, sex and sexuality. They particularly welcome books on the following themes:

  • Understanding older people’s sexual and intimate lives
  • Policy and practice change in supporting older people’s sexual and intimate lives
  • Technology and older people’s sexual and intimate lives
  • Recognition, diversity and sub-cultures in older people’s sexual and intimate lives
  • Representations of older people’s sexual and intimate lives and their effects
  • Constraints on older people’s sexual and intimate lives and challenging any unequal and unreasonable restrictions

If you would like to discuss a proposal, please direct your email to the Series Editors below:

Paul Simpson: paul.simpson-2@manchester.ac.uk
Paul Reynolds: sexethicspolitics@gmail.com
Trish Hafford-Letchfield: trish.hafford-letchfield@strath.ac.uk

International Advisory Board

Jill M. Chonody, Boise State University, US and University of South Australia, Australia
Mark Henrickson, Massey University of New Zealand, New Zealand
Ricardo Iacub, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Diana Kwok, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ketki Ranade, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
Marjorie Silverman, University of Ottawa, Canada
Suen Yiu Tung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong