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

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Fitness After Fifty

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We want both less and more from our exercise as we get older. We want less joint stress, less impact, and less pain. We want more stress reduction, more immediate feelings of well-being, more variety, and more information. In the past maybe we worked out just to burn fat and look good. These are still important issues, but now we also know the value of exercise for longevity, vitality, and mental alertness.

We want exercise that's fun but which also translates to real-life needs. We've heard it helps everything mental and physical, from strong hearts, muscles, and bones, to mental productivity and good sex. And it's the best way to keep the aging process at a slow crawl.

We can't pretend that the same exercises that raised our heart rates in our twenties are ideal for us now. Our joints and backs are getting older, and we've got to treat them with special care if we want to stay mobile and independent into our (much) later years. Still we don't want to go from high-impact to armchair aerobics--is there something in between? How can we tell if the exercise program we're getting into is right for us, or potentially will do more harm than good?

Here are some ideas for choosing the right program and abandoning the wrong ones: