Jane Fleishman, PhD, MEd, MS, Certified Sexuality Educator, is an accomplished educator, writer, program developer, and researcher. She holds a PhD in Human Sexuality from the Widener University Center for Human Sexuality Studies. Most recently, Jane is the Principal in her own consulting practice, Speaking About Sex and Aging, specializing in program development, training, curriculum design, writing, and policy review related to human sexuality for older adults, parents, teenagers, young children, and members of the LGBTQ population. Her work has helped organizations of many different sizes develop tools to understand their organizational plights and dilemmas and implement changes into their work environment that align with their values, principles, and vision.
Her curious nature has led her to research many different topics related to sexuality, such as the associations between internalized homophobia, resilience, sexual communication, satisfaction in relationships, and sexual satisfaction in senior’s same-sex relationships. She hosts a regular podcast on topics related to sex in the second half of life at www.ourbetterhalf.net and recently completed a TEDx Talk entitled, “Is It OK for Grandma to Have Sex?” She has a book coming out soon from Skinner House Press on older adults in the Stonewall Generation speaking out about sex, politics, and aging.
Jane brings to the AgeRight Blog an in-depth look at the topic of sexuality among seniors including the stigma surrounding elder romance and desire, the science of aging and sex, and the need for administrative and clinical leadership surrounding these topics.
You can reach her at www.janefleishman.com.