We conducted a study of subjects above the age of 50 years in various outpatient departments OPDs of a teaching municipal hospital in Mumbai, by interviewing 60 individuals who attended the OPDs, after taking their informed consent. Sexuality encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction and what we think, feel and believe about them. Human sexuality and particularly sexuality in the elderly is an area that requires more attention in psychiatric training. It promotes healthier sexual organs and improves lubrication and elasticity, particularly for women. People did discuss barriers to sexual expression and intimacy such as illness, mood or lack of opportunity or a suitable partner, but many felt these were not something they focused on in their own lives. This information was then used to create a series of statements that participants were asked to group together in ways they felt made sense, and to rank the importance of each statement. If you are interested in participating in similar surveys, you can register online at acu. Path to improved health Sex is an important part of emotional and physical health. In addition, she may have less sex drive. Sex is more emotionally satisfying for both genders as well though 40 percent of men over 70 say they would like more sex than they are currently getting only four percent would like less. Older people have sex, but why is this so difficult for us to think about? We still have a long way to go. All medicines have side effects, and some may affect your sexual activity. These ageist attitudes can have an impact on older adults not only in their personal lives, but also in relation to their health needs. We deny senior citizens privacy in care facilities and pathologize those who engage in normal sexual behavior. The most important themes that emerged from the research encompassed things such as partner compatibility, intimacy and pleasure, and factors that influence the experience of desire or the way people express themselves sexually.