1. Examine the cultural and personal barriers to initiating good communication about sexuality with a partner.
2. Identify their own attitudes regarding a variety of sexual words.
3. Discuss the benefits of learning to communicate openly with a partner.
Many older adults grew up in an atmosphere of silence and discomfort regarding sexuality; sex was considered an inappropriate topic of conversation. People entrenched in uncommunicative long-term relationships can benefit from increasing their comfort talking about sex, as can others who are broaching the topic of sex with a new or prospective partner.