Sexual Deviance in Health and Aging: Uncovering Later Life Intimacy explores life course health experiences and unmet care needs of populations perceived as sexually deviant in the United States. These groups include but are not limited to: gay, lesbian, and bisexual people; asexual and demisexual people; trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people; intersex people; nonmonogamous and polyamorous people; kink and fetishism practitioners; sex and adult entertainment workers; individuals labeled as sexual offenders and predators; people living with sexually transmitted infections; people identifying as neuroatypical and/or autistic; and people with chronic conditions and disabilities who lead active sexual lives. Lacey J. Ritter and Alexandra C.H. Nowakowski analyze the social, cultural, and political origins of perceptions of these groups as sexually deviant. In the process, they provide history and context for the health care experiences of people within each of these broad groups. Simultaneously, Sexual Deviance in Health and Aging highlights the complexity and individuality of different people's journeys through sexuality in health and aging.
By Lacey J. Ritter and Alexandra C.H. Nowakowski
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Sexual Deviance in Life Course Context
Chapter Three: Locked Closets
Chapter Four: Gray Kink
Chapter Five: Bridging the Gap
Chapter Six: Aging Openly
Chapter Seven: Redefining "Sexy"
Chapter Eight: Conclusions