The Ultimate Guide to Sex after Fifty
How to Maintain - or Regain - a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life
By Joan Price
"Sex changes with aging, but for every problem, there is a solution," says Joan Price, "senior sexpert" for the over-fifty population. Her definitive guide to sex and aging has it all: medical challenges, loss of libido, loss of intimacy, dating, elusive orgasms, erectile dysfunction, vaginal pain, self-pleasuring, sex toys, kink, and more. The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty delivers solid, practical information in a friendly, accessible style to help all genders and orientations, partnered or unpartnered, enjoy their sexuality for the rest of their lives.
We of the boomer-and-beyond generation want information about the sexual changes, questions, and concerns we’re experiencing. The Ultimate Guide to Sex after Fifty offers straightforward, nonjudgmental information and immediately useful tips, spiced with comments from Joan's readers.
People over fifty who hunger for real information from an age-appropriate author will appreciate Joan Price's savvy advice, personal candor, and humor. Whether you have a vibrant sex life or an unfulfilling one that you'd like to fix, The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty will be a valuable resource.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Busting the Myths about Sex and Aging
Chapter 2: What’s Happening to My Body?
Chapter 3: Getting Your Mojo Back
Chapter 4: Sex with Yourself and Toys
Chapter 5: Sex with a Longtime Partner
Chapter 6: Stretching Boundaries
Chapter 7: When Intimacy Ends
Chapter 8: You and Your Doctor
Chapter 9: When Sex Is Painful
Chapter 10: Cancer, Cancer Treatment, and Sex
Chapter 11: Heart, Brain, Joints, and Sex
Chapter 12: Sex without Erections
Chapter 13: Single after All These Years
Chapter 14: The New Rules of Dating
Chapter 15: Sex with a New Partner
Chapter 16: Safer Sex: Always
Chapter 17: Sexy Aging Going Forward
Chapter 18: Conclusion
Praise for The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty
"Joan Price is the major spokeswomen for sexuality and aging in the
US. This is her finest book. She motivates and empowers women, men,
and couples to embrace sexuality as a positive force in their lives.
She speaks to both traditional and non-traditional sexuality and
honors sexual diversity. If the president were to appoint a czar for
healthy sexuality and aging it would be Joan."
—Barry McCarthy, professor of psychology at American University and author of Rekindling Desire
"Joan Price is a rare treasure. She's America's senior sexpert with
the knowing smile. Yes, you can still enjoy sex, you Boomers who've
always loved sex. No need to stop now. Sore knees? Quirky libido? Let
Joan show you a few work-arounds. Joan's connection is instantaneous.
Her compassionate tone feels like a good friend over a hot cup of
coffee. It's just what's needed for the sharing of intimate, essential
details. Whether just curious or in need of answers, you’ll find
everything you're looking for and more in The Ultimate Guide to
Sex After 50."
—Rae Padilla Francoeur, author of Free Fall: A Late-in-Life Love Affair
"Joan Price is our sage for the new world order of sexuality for
seniors. She rocks the house with her uncanny upbeat spin, debunking
myths, revealing positive messages and promoting smart sense about sex
and aging. This book is her best yet!"
—Patti Britton, PhD, Author of The Art of Sex Coaching and Co-Founder of SexCoachU.com
"Lots of people have questions about how sex works when we get older.
And even if you don't think it's a topic that's relevant to your life
now, it will be eventually, I hope. Nobody knows how to talk about the
challenges and pleasures of sex after fifty better than Joan Price.
She's created the most comprehensive, realistic, useful, and funny
guide to relationships, dating, and sexuality I've ever found. There
are lots of practical tips, positive information, and suggestions for
things to think about so you can create an amazing sex life. Whether
you're currently in a relationship or not, and whether you're over
fifty yet or not, there's a lot here for you."
—Charlie Glickman PhD, sexuality and relationship coach, author of The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure: Erotic Exploration for Men and Their Partners
"Thank you, Joan Price, sister warrior, for joining me in building an
army of orgasmic vibrating women (and men) to change society's view of
sexuality. The healing has begun."
—Betty A. Dodson, Artist, Author, Ph.D. sexologist, dodsonandross.com
"Living 'happily ever after' may be the stuff of fairy tale endings,
but in this forthright and important book, Joan Price shows us how
'sexy ever after' can be a new beginning for the senior set."
—Ian Kerner, NY times best-selling author of She Comes First
"Let this be your guide to juice and wisdom—at any age! Joan Price
has written a frank, generous, inclusive book to remind us that sexual
expression can become richer over time, with scores of ways to
encourage a safe and delicious journey of discovery."
—Gina Ogden, PhD, LMFT, author of The Return of Desire: A Guide to Rediscovering Your Sexual Passion
"Joan Price is a spirit among us. Her frankness is stunning, and
shimmers among all the cotton wool pronouncements about how we should
be living out our sexual selves, but somehow don't. Her curiosity has
led her to amass a trove of stories and facts which she shares
generously, and her deep intelligence has formatted this knowledge in
accessible form. Among all the noise about sex that surrounds us
daily, her simple truths slip into our lives shepherded by tolerance
and compassion. Yet, while Joan addresses facts and feelings that so
easily cause shame and regret, how is it that we always we come away
laughing? Viva Joan Price!"
—Ann Evans, author of Daring to Date Again
"Joan's common sense, humor, compassion, and expertise shine in this
excellent resource for older adults."
—Melanie Davis, PhD, CSE and Robin Goldberg-Glen, PhD, MSW, co-presidents, Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University
"The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50 is a breakthrough book!
Brilliantly sourced, it is a no-nonsense, easy to access, new resource
for not only revitalizing a long-term sexual relationship but for
those beginning anew. You'll find natural, yet profound ways to build
your confidence, learn new skills, re-access your sensual/sexual
nature and most importantly - fully enjoy all of the health benefits
that good sex bestows. Everything you'll ever need is right here in
Joan's book. Enjoy!"
—Suzie Heumann, Tantra.com
"The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty provides a wealth of
information. Joan delivers spot on ideas that bring enlightenment,
encouragement and insight to an underserved age group."
—Phil Parker, Author of Grandpa Does Grandma: The ABCs of Senior Sex and Kiss Yourself Hello! From a Life of Business to the Business of Life
"Way to go Joan Price! If you're over 50, you need to read this book.
If you're over 50 and not having great sex, you should find out more
about what's holding you back and how to get past it. This is exactly
what The Ultimate Guide to Sex after Fifty will help you
find out. Whether you have issues in your relationship or if sex is
painful, if you have erectile issues or you find yourself thrown back
into the dating world after fifty, this book will help you find your
way. You deserve to have a great sex and this book can show you the
—Dr. Jen Landa, the Hormone Expert MD: Author of The Sex Drive Solution for Women and creator of the Endless Energy program
"In this book Joan Price tackles all aspects of sex over fifty in a
way that is passionate, straightforward, and illuminating. She not
only is upfront in dealing with the myths that haunt those growing
older, but she tosses them right out of the window. Instructive,
direct, and encouraging, Joan offers a glimpse into the steamy, erotic
love life that anyone can partake of at any age. Focusing on the
common problems that seem to arise as age creeps up, she offers a
myriad of options to spice up the bedroom. The Ultimate Guide to Sex
Over Fifty is a must read for anyone who wants more sex, better sex,
or just wants to try some new ideas in their sex life. Thought
provoking, realistic, humorous, and informative, a manual everyone can
—Nichole Pool, Antelope Valley Elder Care Examiner, MS Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Former Director of Lancaster Adult Day Health Care, Former Social Work Assistant for the elderly population
"No one has done more than Joan Price to lay the ageist stereotype of
the 'sexless senior' to rest—and to educate us about just how diverse
and delicious those sex lives can be."
—Ashton Applewhite, This Chair Rocks and Yo, Is This Ageist?
"The Ultimate Guide to Sex after Fifty by Joan Price is the ultimate
book on why, when and how to enjoy sex for the rest of your life,
regardless of age. This comprehensive guide covers every facet of
one's sex life with candor and grace. From health and medical issues
to emotional and psychological challenges, Price addresses each topic
objectively yet sensitively. Every woman or man over the age of fifty
can enhance their lives by reading this book and taking to heart its
message: you're never too old to embrace the benefits and pleasure of
sexual activity, regardless of your circumstances. So get back in the
—Rosalind Sedacca, CCT, author of 99 Things Women Wish They Knew About Dating After 40, 50 & Yes, 60!, WomenDatingAfter40.com
"Once again Joan has captured the essence of senior sexualities, and
woven this critical information into a book that will be indispensable
to many. Whether you're looking for senior sexuality info on sexual
health, or relationships, or sexual problems and solutions; it's all
right here, in your hands, in this book. Joan Price remains one of our
leading experts in the field of senior sexualities, and her latest
book is a must-read for the silver set."
—Dr. Winston Wilde, a private practice sex therapist in Beverly Hills, founded a sex therapy clinic in Rancho Mirage: DesertSexCenter.com
"Joan Price has crafted the definitive guide for older adults with The
Ultimate Guide To Sex After Fifty. Her latest book answers
questions, inspires and provides many great resources from leading
sexuality experts on how to maintain sexual pleasure through our
senior years. Joan's down-to-earth advice, sprinkled with personal
stories and readers' questions, reassures us that an active and
satisfying sex life is possible at any age."
—Walker Thornton, Writer, Sex Educator and Public Speaker, walkerthornton.com
"The Ultimate Guide to Sex after 50 is an absolute must read
for anyone who wants to maintain a vibrant erotic life in middle age
and beyond. Joan Price is a treasure; in our youth-obsessed society,
she's unyielding in her insistence that older people have just as much
right to sexual pleasure as younger ones. Her Ultimate Guide
is at once fierce, humorous, and deeply practical. This
straightforward, comprehensive, and moving book also comes with an
extensive resource guide."
—Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson, authors of Partners in Passion
"Joan Price's Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty is not just
a rule book for aging couples. It's a powerful, sexy reminder that
getting older doesn't have to mean giving up a passionate love life.
Price's advice and direction gives us lots of things to look forward
to. She also answers the questions that many of us may be afraid to
ask. Sexy aging is possible, and for anyone who hopes to stay hot and
juicy and get older at the same time (everyone) they should read this
—Dr Tammy Nelson, author of Getting the Sex You Want: Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together and The New Monogamy: Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity