Episode 41: Lube Job

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This was a wild show. In addition to getting lube all over Ashley’s arms and hands, we had three exciting segments. For our research segment, we discussed Barry McCarthy’s research on sexual satisfaction with older adults and the concept of Good Enough Sex for older adults. Yes, the article is cisgender and yes, it is heteronormative. However, we found that many of the concepts McCarthy and colleagues used would be quite useful to all types of sexual beings over 60. For our tips segment, which was enhanced through invaluable research by educators at Smitten Kitten (a progressive sex toy store in Minneapolis for everyone), we demystified lube ingredients, effects of lube on the body, and common types of lube (in addition to having fun in the studio). You’ll even learn what osmolality means. For our policy segment, we discussed the President’s latest Tweet banning transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military. SAGE, which is America’s largest and oldest organization serving LGBTQ elders, condemned the Administration for this disservice to all Americans. The Williams Institute estimates that more than 15,000 transgender individuals are currently serving in a branch of the military. The president cites increasing medical costs as his rationale for the ban. The total costs of medical care for all transgender individuals in the military account for only $8.4 million or 0.1% of the entire cost of health care for all military serving our country. We also announced an exciting conference Ashley is hosting, the SHINE Summit on sex and aging on September 14 in Leeds, MA which is beautiful in the fall. To find out more or register for the Summit, click here. Check out our show. We love our listeners and welcome your feedback. Please write to us at this address. And thanks for listening!

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