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Is this care for the elderly?


Came across this story on social media:

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Am I the only one that thinks that this is open for abuse?

Why should care workers have to watch porn with the residents? That is not the basic care needed for people in such circumstances, and they certainly should not be judged by accommodating such urges. Sex is not an entitlement, it requires the consent of two, and such environments can facilitate abuse. I worry that this removes such safeguarding. Instead of focussing on this more trivial issue, they should focus more on dealing with protection of vulnerable people from potential sexual abuse.

I am not against an old couple falling in love, but I worry that setting targets over the meeting of sexual needs, as if it is a human right, will end up in minimising sexual abuse. Unfortunately, men with dementia and certain mental health problems can act inappropriately around the old women in such an environment, and this should be the focus of such bodies. With the MeToo movement there should be a greater focus on how potentially abusive situations can be ignored, but movements like this only seem to encourage ignorance.
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I cannot imagine engaging in an intimate relationship with a stranger. I've never been able to do that, I've always needed a little time of getting to know the person I'm attracted to enough to want to be on any intimate terms with them. To me it's just disgusting. I can't even watch the sex scenes in game of thrones, let alone sit with a caregiver to watch porn. Yuck!

To be honest I think people place way too much importance on sex. I hate the way it's become something people talk about the way they'll talk about doing the laundry. In fact I think people are more circumspect about discussing how they do their laundry than they are about the most intimate part of their lives. Thanks but no thanks. I don't want to know, and I thank goodness I can happily live without that nonsense in my life.
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