25,000 Years of Sexual Aids
1. Recognize the long history of the development and use of sexual aids.
2. Identify the many ways people need new physical supports as they age.
3. Describe the reasons people choose to use sexual aids.
4. Evaluate three types of sexual aids and their contribution to sexual health.
Sexual aids, also known as “sex toys” can enable the enjoyment of sexual pleasure and support the sexual health of people as they age. Some people, especially older people, are unaware of the potential benefits of these products. Others lack an understanding of their use and have a discomfort with the idea of “sex toys”. The activities in this lesson demonstrate how aids have been used through human history and can help to people feel comfortable deciding whether or not aids would enhance their own sexual lives.