I realize that as I age, my sex life is going to change. I don’t think I’m alone in having some anxiety over changes that might come. Yet sex when aging is a topic you don’t hear a lot of people talking about or addressing.
You might be going through some transitions right now as you approach menopause, health issues, or other changes connected to aging. Some things you used to enjoy sexually may not have the same enjoyment as before. Or certain paths towards arousal may not function like they used to.
And then there’s the question of what to do when you’re your spouse’s caregiver, dementia, bereavement, or other common issues that older couples face.
I’ve wondered about these things. I’ve searched high and low for a specialist that works with aging couples, and I got really lucky to find an expert in this field! My guest today is Natalie Wilton, a registered Social Worker in Waterloo, Ontario. She has worked in the aging field for over 20 years. She has worked at retirement homes, long term care homes, and in the community in a variety of roles in geriatrics and mental health. She has a private practice in which she sees adults across the age spectrum for sex therapy, and other mental health concerns.