Release Date: November 3, 2005
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Sex after 45: it could get even better!
Those of us who expect romance and sexual activity to decline after the age of 45 could be in for a pleasant surprise.

According to Michael Stones - a psychology professor at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, an author and an internationally known expert in gerontology - romance, sex and intimacy may actually get better after 45.

Stones will develop his theme Thurs., Nov.17, 4 p.m. at the University of Regina's Language Institute Theatre when he delivers the third annual Distinguished Lecture, hosted by the Centre on Aging and Health. Members of the public are welcome to attend the lecture but we request that the RSVP by phoning Centre at 337-2537.

Stone's lecture, titled "Sexuality, Sensuality and Intimacy in Later Life," will develop themes presented in the popular book "Sex May Be Wasted on the Young: For Boomers and Beyond." Co-authored with his wife Lee, and based on more than one hundred interviews with people between 40 and 85 years old, the book reveals that people over 45 do enjoy sex; that sex is just as enjoyable - or more so - in later years as it is in youth; that the amount of sexual behaviour doesn't change much with aging; and that older people enjoy more varied forms of sex.

Stones, born and educated in England, received his PhD there before moving to Canada where he has lived and researched since 1974. He has written or co-authored five books and has published in excess of 100 scientific articles. Dr. Stones will be available for interviews immediately following the lecture.

The Centre on Aging and Health was established in Jan., 2003 to conduct research, enhance graduate education, and disseminate information on aging and health issues. To reserve a seat, please contact the Centre at (306)337-2537. For further information visit http://uregina.ca/hadjistt/centre_index.htm.