A call-out from a BA student at Durham University for research participants:

"Why is it that once a woman reaches a certain age she is stripped of a ‘sexual identity’?

Our society holds a stereotype of the ageing woman as ‘past it’ and sexually unattractive – yet research shows that a women’s sexual identity continues late into life, with many claiming they reach their sexual prime post fifty when they are no longer weighed down with responsibilities.

So why is the sexual identity of elderly women ignored? Taboo? Shoved under the rug?

I am looking for women aged fifty and beyond that are willing to express their opinions on the topic. Whatever your thoughts – I would love to hear your story.

If you’re interested in hearing more about my research and getting involved, drop me a line at elizabeth.webster@durham.ac.uk"