Aging Gratefully

In 1998, I founded Venus Envy, an inclusive and affirming sexual health education shop. What started as a teeny tiny space in an out of the way location in Halifax ended up as two bustling store-fronts in two cities. At this point, I have been in the business of talking about sex and sexual health for over two decades. After years of supporting older people in their need to find lubricants, dilators, vibrators, dildos, constriction rings, and harnesses (all items that are very useful as we age), I found myself in a similar position a couple of years ago. At first, I was sort of amused by my hot flashes and softening body; it felt like a right of passage and a small price to pay for the privi

Sexual Health and Wellness of Aging Adults

The information on aging and sexuality has been written by Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights and Shelley Taylor, Certified Sexual Health Educator. For full document and other topics from Sexual and Reproductive Health Week 2019, please visit the Action Canada website. What are we talking about when we talk about aging and sexuality? When does “aging” begin? This section explores the transition from adulthood to older adulthood and end of life. It features information and discussion prompts on experiences people may have around sexuality, sexual function, and sexual health as they grow older. We are sexual beings throughout our entire lifespan. Our sexuality includes our feelings, va

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Shelley Taylor

Educator