The Ultimate Guide to Sex after 50: How to Maintain - or Regain - a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life

by Joan Price (Cleis Press, 2014)

"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 50 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 50 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 50 will be a valuable resource.


The Ultimate Guide to Sex after 50

Praise for The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50

“I’m 77 and my husband is 92. I received your book, The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50. I decided that the best way to make sure my husband of 30 years reads the book and understands it is to read it out loud to him. I can’t remember when we last had sex, and when we did, we were both very frustrated and fed up.  So in two days, I am up to page 28 this morning, when we spontaneously decided it was time to go back to bed. First orgasm together since I can’t remember when! Proves my theory that just like talking about food makes you hungry, talking about sex makes you sexy. Thank you for a wonderful morning and a terrific book. (I’m glad it’s not a short one.)”

A reader

“As seniors, my wife and I were struggling with how aging and our sex lives were intersecting. Joan saved our sex lives and brought fun and adventure back into our marriage.”

Sam, age 64

“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 book.”

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

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 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,

“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:

“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 game!”

Rosalind Sedacca

author of 99 Things Women Wish They Knew About Dating After 40, 50 & Yes, 60!

“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?

“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 benefit from.”

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

“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 way!”

Dr. Jen Landa

the Hormone Expert MD: Author of The Sex Drive Solution for Women and creator of the Endless Energy program

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

“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

“Joan’s common sense, humor, compassion, and expertise shine in this excellent resource for older adults.”

Melanie Davis, Ph.D., CSE and Robin Goldberg-Glen, Ph.D., MSW

co-presidents, Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University

“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

“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, Ph.D., LMFT

author of The Return of Desire: A Guide to Rediscovering Your Sexual Passion

“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

“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,

“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

“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

“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