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* ''Series/SexAndTheCity'': Samantha, a woman in her forties dating a man in her twenties, alludes to this mentality when she starts finding gray hairs, and worries that he'll stop seeing her as ''older'' and start seeing her as ''old''.

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* ''Series/SexAndTheCity'': Samantha, a woman in her forties dating a man in her his twenties, alludes to this mentality when she starts finding gray hairs, and worries that he'll stop seeing her as ''older'' and start seeing her as ''old''.

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': In one episode, Ted and Robin are squicked out about the couple in the apartment above them loudly 'bagpiping' (Future Ted used that as a placeholder in one of the rare times he held back in telling his kids something). When Ted finally has enough and goes to tell him off only to back down when he realizes they're elderly because 'good for them'. In a later episode, Robin and Barney accidentally catch her grandparents doing the deed.


* ''Series/{{Schmigadoon}}'': As part of the town's outdated sexuality and gender politics, Doc Lopez disallows his elderly parents from borrowing lube from him, saying they are "too old for the act of love".



--> '''Walter''' (as Jeff's grandparents): "Was it good for you?"
--> "I don't remember..."
--> "But we just finished!"
--> "Who are you?"

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--> '''Walter''' (as Jeff's grandparents): "Was it good for you?"
-->
you?"\\
"I don't remember..."
-->
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"But we just finished!"
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"Who are you?"


There is a longstanding idea that growing old stops sexuality dead in its tracks. This could be due to the notion that sex is too tiring for frail elderly bodies and the [[TheLoinsSleepTonight "equipment" no longer works]]. Likewise, this idea may be caused by the idea that sex is only for the young, beautiful, and fertile. Or maybe it comes from the [[GrannyClassic wholesome ideal]] of grandparents, or the idea that adults must uphold decorum and propriety past a certain age. It could also be from the stereotype that long-lasting couples eventually suffer from DeadSparks. Of course, it could simply come from the fact that many [[ParentalSexualitySquick adult writers don't want to think of their parents' generation having sex]].

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There is a longstanding idea that growing old stops sexuality dead in its tracks. This could be due to the notion that sex is too tiring for frail elderly bodies and the [[TheLoinsSleepTonight "equipment" no longer works]]. Likewise, this idea may be caused by the idea that sex is only for the young, beautiful, and fertile. Or maybe it comes from the [[GrannyClassic wholesome ideal]] of grandparents, grandparents or the idea that adults must uphold decorum and propriety past a certain age. It could also be from the stereotype that long-lasting couples eventually suffer from DeadSparks. Of course, it could simply come from the fact that many [[ParentalSexualitySquick adult writers don't want to think of their parents' generation having sex]].



This belief used to be prominent in LGBT+ circles. The focal characters of QueerMedia would skew younger and no elderly LGBT people would be shown. This is becoming less prominent, since more people of various ages have been coming out and the original population of "younger" LGBT+ characters are getting older.

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This belief used to be prominent in LGBT+ circles. The focal characters of QueerMedia would skew younger and no elderly LGBT people would be shown. This is becoming less prominent, prominent since more people of various ages have been coming out and the original population of "younger" LGBT+ characters are getting older.






* Downplayed in ''Literature/DirtyBertie'', which, being a kids' series, doesn't mention sex but it does mention Bertie being really grossed-out by the idea of his grandmother kissing her boyfriend because she's old.

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* Downplayed in ''Literature/DirtyBertie'', which, being a kids' series, doesn't mention sex but it does mention Bertie being really grossed-out grossed out by the idea of his grandmother kissing her boyfriend because she's old.



* Heavily averted in Music/TheLonelyIsland song "Boom Box," where turning up the turbo bass on the titular boom box in a nursing home inspires it's residents to immediately engage in an orgy.

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* Heavily averted in Music/TheLonelyIsland song "Boom Box," where turning up the turbo bass on the titular boom box in a nursing home inspires it's its residents to immediately engage in an orgy.



* Creator/JeffDunham's puppet Walter was pretty shocked to learn that Jeff's grandparents were still sexually active well into their 80's, seeming to be a subscriber to this trope. This could be something to do with things not getting too exciting under the sheets for Walter himself, being an old man as well. It's not helped that he's not too happy with his own marriage.

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* Creator/JeffDunham's puppet Walter was pretty shocked to learn that Jeff's grandparents were still sexually active well into their 80's, 80s, seeming to be a subscriber to this trope. This could be something to do with things not getting too exciting under the sheets for Walter himself, being an old man as well. It's not helped that he's not too happy with his own marriage.

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