Sex, Tech, and the Meaning of Aging, mostly sex

Sex, Tech, and the Meaning of Aging, mostly sex

Would you rather have the sex you had when you were 18, or still enjoy sex at 80? How did Viagra change the meaning of aging? Learn about andropause, clitoral insufficiency syndrome, and other maladies made up to market pills and make people feel bad about growing older.

Wrinkle Radio gets a little racy as Professor Emeritus Barb Marshall talks with host Professor Sally Chivers about age-related sexual discontents, sociology vs urology, the degendering of age, and what we miss when we reduce the body to function/dysfunction.

Wrinkle Radio is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council through the Aging in Data Research Project.

Transcripts and shownotes available at https://sallychivers.ca/wrinkleradio/

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Dr. Sally Chivers

Professor, Gender & Social Justice and English, Trent University, Ontario

Sally Chivers is Full Professor of Gender & Social Justice and English as well as a Founding Executive Member and Past Director of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society. She was honoured with the 2021 Distinguished Research Award in recognition of her prolific scholarship and international reputation as a leader in the interdisciplinary fields of age and disability studies, health humanities, and cultural gerontology. Her research focuses on the hidden or ignored contributions of older adults and people with disabilities, especially those who too often get pushed outside the frame. Specifically, she studies the cultural politics of aging and disability, especially within film