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Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50

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Joan Price Awards

Joan Price received the Catalyst Award 2014 for "inspiring exceptional conversations in sexuality."

Naked at Our Age has been named Outstanding Self-Help Book 2012 from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and honored with the 2012 Book Award from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

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"Wrinkly sex kitten? Yeah, why not. Enter the world of Joan Price... our mighty, middle-aged Aphrodite."
- North Bay Bohemian

"Joan Price wants to bring sexual pleasure and freedom back to the Boomers. 'We're the Love Generation,' she says proudly. 'We practically invented sex!' "
- Kirkus Reports

"Joan is the beautiful face of senior sex, who turns up whenever the age group is ridiculed."
- Bonnie Remsberg, author

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The Perfect Crunch

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Here's your basic crunch, with help from Bryant Stamford, PhD. Pay careful attention to your form and technique to get the most benefits from this abdominal workhorse.

1. Lie on your back, knees bent. Your hands can be crossed on your chest, relaxed beside your head, relaxed at your side, or crossed behind your head. Do not interlace your fingers behind your head -- this makes it too easy to pull on your head.

2. Contract your abs as you exhale. Focus on the contraction, imagining it pulling your ribcage towards your hipbone.

3. Let the contraction pull your shoulders, chest, and shoulder blades up slowly off the floor. Do not use momentum or pull on your head.

4. Pause when your upper body is about half-way to an upright position (about 6 to 12 inches off the floor) and hold the contraction for a moment.

5. Lower slowly to the floor, resisting gravity's pull, inhaling.

6. Do not relax when your head touches the floor. Tighten the contraction and begin again. Continue until fatigued.

If you can do 20 of these crunches slowly and in good form, make them harder by adding resistance. Hold a weight plate or dumbbells on your chest, or by your ears, or behind your head. The farther away the weight is from your abs, the harder the crunch. Or do your crunch on a decline slantboard or over a beach ball, so that your shoulders are lower than your hips. (Don't cheat by anchoring your feet!)