Sex never gets old

  • Date: 7 September 2021
  • Time: 19:30 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Cramphorn Studio
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Two hands reaching for each other

Despite sexual activity and intimacy having lots of health benefits, taboos persist - particularly when it comes to older people.

Many people who are seen as ‘sexual' in society and the media tend to have barely a wrinkle or grey hair in sight.

This leads to the misconception that sex and pleasure are solely the realm of the young and fertile.

While our ideals around sex, intimacy and pleasure may change as we age, research suggests that these things should be far from written off. In fact, they can be key in supporting health.

Join Essex-based sex educator and author of 'The Art of Seduction' Seema Anand and Dr Lee Smith (ARU), an epidemiologist who specialises in physical activity, alongside Syd Moore (author, The Essex Witch Museum series) as they break down the misconceptions around sex as we age and discuss the wellbeing benefits that come with embracing pleasure, in all its forms, throughout life.  

  • Date: 7 September 2021
  • Time: 19:30 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Cramphorn Studio
Book via the British Science Festival website
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