What’s Your Opinion?
1. Examine a variety of situations in which older people are making decisions about sexual behaviors that may be controversial.
2. Evaluate guidelines that have been suggested as appropriate for sexual decision-making in a pluralistic democracy.
3. Seek consensus on criteria for responsible, ethical sexual behavior in later years.
Older people are faced with a variety of difficult decisions about their sexuality. Since many of our sexual values are based on the presumption that intercourse can lead to pregnancy, traditional values and morality may not address issues common to older adults. During this session, participants look at real-life situations and discuss what would be moral and ethical behavior for the individuals.