Sex and Ageing
Australia has an ageing population that will cause strain all aspects of our social infrastructure. For this reason it is incredibly important to promote and encourage healthy ageing across all aspects of life. Sexual health and wellbeing is an important part of healthy ageing and is often over looked or ignored due to social taboos around ageing and sex. This project aims to promote and increase awareness of sexually active older people. This project will explore the different ways design thinking can promote positive sexual experiences for older people.
This project is a co-design project with Dr. Jean Tinney honorary senior research fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute. This project has been an iterative process, constantly refining, prototyping and testing the products. Through my discussions with Dr Tinney I have come up with several key considerations that my project will aim to address .From the key points discussed with Dr Tinney I have chosen to create to two parts of this design. These are; a assistive device that makes a sex toy easier to use, and a website that walks a first time sex toy though various important points and products with a focus on older female users.