Senior Sex Tips from Joan Price

Here are some senior sex tips that you can put into action immediately to enhance your sexual pleasure now and through the decades ahead. These tips appeared in Joan’s monthly newsletter. Subscribe now for more helpful tips, news, and other conversations about senior sex delivered to your inbox.

Schedule Sex Dates

Scheduling sex is sexy! When you plan it in advance, your most powerful sex organ — your brain! — has days to anticipate what you’ll do, how you’ll do it, the pleasure you’ll receive. Planning your erotic event in advance lights up your brain with fantasy, which sparks your body into arousal. Remember when you…

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Responsive vs. Spontaneous Desire (updated)

I hear from readers all the time who tell me they rarely or never feel desire for sex anymore. I also hear from readers who mourn the lack of sex in their relationships because their partners don’t feel desire anymore. Let me give you a different way to think about desire: Many of us do not experience…

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“Track the Tingle.”

For quicker, easier, and more satisfying arousal, figure out what time of day you feel most sexually responsive. Pay attention to how sexy you feel on waking, after coffee, or once you’ve gotten up and moved around a bit, or right after exercising or showering. You probably won’t feel aroused after a meal, when the…

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Redefine what “real sex” is!

If you were asked to define “real sex,” what would you answer? Take a moment to think about that. Does your definition of “real sex” describe the kind of sex that you’re having? The kind of sex that arouses you and brings you pleasure? The kind of sex that you really desire at this time…

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Exercise Before Sex

Should you work out before sex? Increasing our blood flow with physical activity isn’t only good for the heart and muscles — it’s also good for sexual function and pleasure. One of the best things we can do to speed up arousal and orgasm is to exercise for half an hour before sex. You don’t…

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Sex before Food!

One of the reasons that we have trouble getting aroused and reaching orgasm is that our blood flow isn’t racing to our genitals the way it used to. If we eat before having sex, we’re making this worse, because the blood flow is going to our digestive system instead of where we want it. The…

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Satisfying Sex with ED

It’s a natural part of aging that erections are not as frequent, not as hard, and not as reliable as they used to be. But there’s a difference between undependable erections and erectile dysfunction (ED), meaning erections are not possible at all — not with masturbation, not first thing in the morning, not with a…

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10 Tips for Hot Solo Senior Sex

Senior sex isn’t just partner sex. Many of us don’t have partners, yet keeping our sexual selves vibrant and health is crucial for many reasons. It’s true that if we don’t use it, we lose it — and that’s true for any gender. When we have less hormonal rush to stay sexual, especially if we’re…

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Refrigerator Sex!

If you’ve ever enjoyed the feeling of a lover’s cold hands touching you, or if you’re looking for a new way to increase sensation, here’s an idea: Put your lubricant or waterproof sex toy in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before sex. The combination of a hot body and a cold object can…

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Dating Tips for Seniors

A huge number of folks over 50 are seeking relationships of many types: monogamous partners, nonmonogamous partners, committed lovers, casual lovers, friends with benefits, occasional hook-ups, and so on. Many seniors are looking for love/sex/companionship after decades, sometimes half a century, of being in a relationship. They find themselves widowed or divorced, or their partner…

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First Time Sex with New Person?

You’re dating a new person after being on your own. You feel attracted to this person and you’d like to be sexual, but you’re not sure you’re ready. How do you know? What if you try, then realize it isn’t time yet, or this is the wrong person? The advice below is from my book,…

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Together a Long Time? Try This.

The longer you’ve been together, the more likely that your dating life has fallen into a predictable pattern.  You may not even have a “dating life” anymore, relying on a routine that may be comfortable, but no longer has sparks of excitement.  I’m sure you’ve read  advice from me and others: schedule date nights, go…

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Aging Sexy

I’m interviewed frequently about tips for staying sexy as we age. Here are some sex and aging points I sent a reporter recently: Explore: As we age, our sexual needs and preferences may change. Where we like being touched, how we like being touched, even who we want to touch us may change. Let the…

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Senior Planet monthly Q&A

Are you aware that I answer sex questions from readers over 60 in my monthly “Sex at Our Age” column at Senior Planet? I’ve been doing this since 2014, so I’ve answered a ton of questions. Often people email me with questions and topics that I’ve answered in this column. Here are some topics I covered…

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Schedule Sex!

If we waited until sex happened spontaneously, we might never have another orgasm. Now that we’re no longer ruled by our hormones, we can’t count on our sex drive to keep us sexually active. Schedule an orgasm at least weekly. whether partnered or solo. There are myriad health benefits to the weekly orgasm, both sexual…

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More Sex, More Often!

If you have difficulty with arousal and orgasm, that’s a good reason to have sex more often, not less. Here’s why: One of the primary reasons that we have trouble with arousal and orgasm is lack of blood flow to our genitals. The penis and the clitoris require blood flow for engorgement. The more you…

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Use Your Words

 I can’t tell you how many times I hear seniors say, “I wasn’t brought up to talk about sex.” Yet learning to talk about sex is the key to getting what you want — mind reading has been vastly overrated as a form of communication. As we age, most of us find that our responses,…

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Talk to Your Doctor about Sex

Have you learned my “Medical Mantra” for getting help from your doctor about your sexual challenges? So many of us avoid talking to our medical professionals when we have sexual concerns because we think that whatever is interfering with our sexual pleasure or function is just a normal sign of aging, or we assume that…

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Sex & Aging Blog Learn more about Senior Sex

You'll find senior sex news, views, and reviews of everything from relevant books to sex toys that are especially good for folks our age at my blog about sex and aging. I've been blogging since 2005, so there's a lot of information. Scroll down the right-hand side and use the "labels" list to find topics that interest you especially. I welcome your comments on the blog and your emails to me.

“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” thoughts from a senior perspective

I am so happy that "Good Luck to You, Leo Grande" exists! This film portrays older-age sexual yearning, curiosity, shame, and nervousness accurately and beautifully. The film stars Emma Thompson,...
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How Do You End It?

I wrote this post 6 years ago, in 2016. I'd like to submit this question again, hoping to ignite a discussion. Please post your comments, and include your age. Thanks!...
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Mini Magic Wand Review

Do you  love your Magic Wand, but you wish for a smaller, lighter, yet still powerful version? Or do you wish your clitoris  could experience the Magic Wand that everyone...
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Bond, We-Vibe’s New Vibrating Penis Ring, reviewed by Shamus MacDuff

“Bond, James Bond” is the iconic catchphrase Agent 007 utters to introduce himself in at least a dozen of his films. “Bond” is also We-Vibe’s new vibrating penis ring. James...
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