Joan Price

Testimonials about Joan Price’s Books and Presentations

“Thank you for the incredible lecture you gave in May at the Radboud University, in the Netherlands. You opened my eyes about sex in older age. I had a very glum outlook towards sex during aging, so I’m happy to have found out that it does not have to become boring and less sensual. I took your advice and talked to my partner about what I wanted. You also helped a friend of mine in the audience to get the courage to break up after you made it clear that ‘just because a relationship has ended, does not mean it is a failed relationship.’ Not only did you open our minds concerning sex in older age, but you also made a positive impact in our lives today! I would encourage you not to limit yourself to speaking in front of older adults, because the sooner young adults learn about sex and aging, the less stigma will be around the topic, and the more open minded people will be about sex in general.”

Hannah Baumann

Student, age 23, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

“I always love Joan’s books because they are real, honest, inspirational, and audacious. Sex After Grief will advise and surprise you, whatever your age, gender, or orientation.”

Betty Dodson

PhD, author, artist, sexologist, orgasm educator since the early 1970s

“Deeply, honestly sourced in her own experience but aware that other people’s mileage may vary, this wise, compassionate, moving, sex-positive, and so necessary book breaks silence and lucidly tackles an all-too-common source of pain and shame. Author Joan Price has stitched ‘patches of [her] grief quilt’ together with other bereaved lovers’ insights and experiences woven throughout. It will prove a source of comfort for those who are grieving, and advice and support for those who are ready to open back up to sex, pleasure and love.”

Carol Queen PhD

Good Vibrations sexologist, co-founder of Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco

“Joan Price was a high school English teacher for 22 years. She was divorced and never had kids. It wasn’t until she was 57–decades after any Hollywood rom-com director would think it possible–that she met the 64-year-old man who would sweep her off her feet…[now] Price is the energetic face offering practical sex advice to seniors who don’t lose their libidos just because they’ve been on this earth a little bit longer than the rest of us.” 

Mark Wilson

Meet the woman leading a sex revolution for seniors,” Fast Company, May 10, 2019

“At 74, Joan is the nation’s leading and most outspoken expert on senior sex. A prolific public speaker and the author of three critically acclaimed books, a bevy of free webinars and a popular blog on the subject, Joan traverses the globe, spreading the good word that for people over 50, sex can be not only just as good as it was during a person’s fertile, more flexible years, but better.”

Isabelle Kohn

For the Best Sex of Your Life—Ask Old People,” Harper’s Bazaar, Oct. 17, 2018

“‘We’re often thought of in our society as having aged out of sex,’ says Price, a petite 75-year-old wearing low-heeled lace-up black shoes stamped with bright-red lipstick kisses. ‘We’re old, we’re wrinkly, who’d want us? We internalize the idea that as older people we’re not sexual anymore…What they don’t understand is that [sex] can, in many ways, be better than ever.’”

Tracy Clark-Flory

Porn That Takes Senior Sex Seriously,” Jezebel, May 7, 2019

“Jessica Drake reviewed the shot list with noted sexpert and guest host, Joan Price…Price, 75, had never been on an adult set before. The unlikely collaborators met five years ago at Los Angeles’ CatalystCon and became fast friends before embarking on their first joint endeavor. Price, a specialist in senior sexuality and authorial personality behind the Naked at Our Age blog, joined the Wicked team to give her voice to the ‘Senior Sex’ edition of the studio’s long-running educational series.”

Zoe Tamara

On the Set: Jessica Drake’s ‘Guide to Wicked Sex: Senior Sex’,” XBIZ, May 8, 2019.

“Price’s latest book begins a much-needed conversation on what has long been considered a taboo topic: what happens to your sex life after the death of a partner? Price offers valuable advice and guidance in an accessible writing style that brims with passion and compassion.”

Justin Lehmiller, PhD, author of the blog Sex and Psychology and the book Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life

“With her characteristic clarity and insight, senior sexpert Joan Price zeros in on an experience that many people navigate but very few discuss: the experience of reclaiming sex after the death of a beloved. Sex After Grief is a profoundly compassionate, deeply personal, and exceptionally practical guidebook for moving forward after loss with both purpose and joy.”

Lynn Comella, PhD, author of Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure

“Joan gave a great guest lecture in my Psychology of Sexuality course. Over a hundred students showed up, even though it was at a difficult time and not mandatory. The lecture was fun to listen to and look at, and the students were very involved and asked good questions. After the lecture, the students wanted to get their photos taken with Joan, as if she was a rock-star!”

Maerten Prins

instructor, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

“Thank you for being our keynote speaker for our inaugural Let’s Talk About Sex, Relationships and Intimacy as We Age conference in Melbourne, Australia in September 2015. The feedback we had about your session was excellent. Delegates were inspired by the level of experience you brought, your compassion, and the work you have done in this area. Conference delegates included health professionals, Policy makers, residential aged care providers, carers, people living with dementia and seniors in our community. You managed to speak in a way that captivated all groups and left them inspired to make a difference in their work places and community. It was such a pleasure to work with you, Joan! We were grateful for your willingness to step in for an additional session when another speaker was unwell and your willingness to do media were greatly appreciated. Thank you for your expertise, compassion and generosity.”

 

Maree McCabe, CEO Alzheimer’s Australia Vic, Melbourne, Australia)

“Bringing Joan Price to our 2016 conference for healthcare providers was a dream come true. Our conference organizer had heard Joan speak a few years prior and was so impressed. When we needed a speaker to address a group of medical professionals about senior sexuality, there was really only one person on our short list: Joan Price. From start to finish, Joan was professional, adaptable and easy to work with. The depth and breadth of her knowledge can only be topped by the sensitivity she brings to her subject. We were fortunate enough to book her for an additional event while she was in town. At the second event, she worked with seniors who were looking for solid information about remaining sexually happy into their golden years. All participants from both events were delighted with the knowledge Joan shared. I would happily host Joan again in Milwaukee (or anywhere, really). She is an asset to the sexuality education community.”

Lucky Tomaszek, Education Coordinator, Tool Shed Toys

“Working with Joan is a dream. After having worked alongside her, it’s no surprise that people feel so comfortable opening up to her about their most intimate concerns. Joan is incredibly attentive, welcoming, shrewd, hilarious, caring, and altruistic. The world is a sexually healthier place because of her.”

Francisco Ramirez, MPH

“I knew how awesome Joan was before she came to St. Louis, but her audiences were new to her mission, topic, and presentation style. It was so rewarding watching her knock their socks off! The audience was rapt, enlightened, and curious! Her positive energy and confidence made a great impression. I attended all three of her talks, and learned something new each time. She definitely changed lives for the better in my town. I am so grateful we were able to make her visit a reality!”

Kendra Holliday, Sex Positive St. Louis

“Thank you for speaking at our 2016 Sex and Aging Conference. I sincerely appreciated your flexibility in assisting us when one of our speaker/presenters had a last-minute emergency. Your kindness in pitching in with an additional presentation made light work of a very difficult situation. Further, your grace, humor and light touch with a complicated and sensitive subject made for a wonderful day of learning, fun and personal growth for everyone. What a charming approach to sex and sexuality!”

Marti Bailey, Director, Sibley Senior Assn & Community Health, Sibley Memorial Hospital Senior Services, Washington, DC 20016

  • “I can’t believe how much knowledge I drew from the few days she was training at our store. I help people that fall on a spectrum of ages, and through her books and trainings, I feel so much better equipped to help these people. Can’t talk highly enough about her.”
  • “I am such a fan of Joan and her work. Watching her teach a workshop is a delightful experience! Her passion for sex positive education is obvious, and it also doesn’t hurt that she’s a wonderfully witty speaker and smart as a whip. But what really blew me away about Joan is her professionalism and pedagogical skills. Joan strides determinedly into the difficult conversations with her audiences, bringing a natural optimism, sensitivity and open-heartedness that is truly moving. The sex positive community is so lucky to have an educator, writer and progressive thinker like Joan.”
  • “The knowledge and experience Joan brings to the table is pretty astounding; she is incredibly passionate, open, intelligent, and well spoken. Her training for our staff was perfectly customized to what we wanted and needed to know to better serve our senior clientele, with a great mix of both practical tips and education on how the body changes as we age. Joan was so approachable and friendly, which made for a really fun training experience and allowed our staff to ask any question and get thorough, honest answers.”
  • “Joan is a dynamic educator who weaves humor, theater, physicality and true knowledge into not only her workshops, but everything she does. If you are interested in ageless sexuality, Joan is your person. Read her books, check out her blog and fly her to your neck of the woods. You will not be sorry.”

Praise from the staff at The Smitten Kitten, Minneapolis, MN:

“Joan Price’s presentation on ageless sexuality for the psychiatry department at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa was both eye-opening and informative. Her comfort level with the topic of sex combined with her expertise make her an excellent resource. Joan’s books should be required reading for all medical professionals working with people over the age of 50.”

Remi Newman, www.healthysexforlife.com, sex educator and instructor of Sex & Sensibility, a workshop for women at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa

“Sex and aging is a topic that is not so easy for many people to talk about, but you did it with openness and feeling. Your humor did a lot to get people relaxed. From the number and quality of the questions that were asked, it was clear the audience was with you. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us.”

Philip Wigen, Oakmont Sunday Symposium, Santa Rosa, CA

“I loved your workshop and I appreciated the insight you were able to provide. The staff was really energized by the topic and they all gushed to me about how much they enjoyed you. It’s my plan to have you as much a part of our regular workshop rotation as much as I can.”

Brandon Bartling, manager, The Pleasure Chest, New York, NY.

“Event Planners: If you want to wow your audience, have them on their feet laughing, clapping and leaving with a sparkle in their eye and spring in their step, you’ll want to have Joan Price in your speaker lineup! Joan’s humor, candid insights into human nature, and her ability to inspire and engage an audience will be just the ingredient you need for a successful event. I can’t wait to have Joan on After Dark Radio Show again and look forward to working with her on other projects where I need an audience pleasing experience.”

Ande Lyons, After Dark Radio Show

“Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the dating workshop.  Loved the opportunity to be able to talk to other singles and hear their experiences.  You provided a safe and fun atmosphere for that to happen.” “It was such a great get together and very informative.” “I was so warmed by everything that was said and that we are all looking for the same thing – connection! I’m grateful for the work you do. Your demeanor was lovely & supportive of everyone!”

Attendees at Joan’s workshop, “How the Heck Do I Date at This Age?”

“Thank you, Joan, for being our Sex Geek and teaching us so much, listening to all of our concerns, and being that special sex educator/teacher to continue to guide us.” “Thank you for your comprehensive and thoughtful workshop on sex and aging.  I’m married for the 2nd time and learning so much about our changing world.” “I’m 75 and I’m blown away by this whole new world of openness and information about sexuality for people my age. Sex really is as normal a part of life as eating and breathing, and your workshop showed me that that talking about sex is no more dangerous than talking about the last restaurant I enjoyed.” “In your workshop I learned a great deal more about what men’s needs are as they have seemed to change considerably.  Men are just as much in need of touch, cuddling, and kissing as women are.  It was great to listen to the guys talk about their needs for intimacy and love.”

Attendees at Joan’s workshop, “Ask Me, I’ll Tell You: Women and Men Talk Out Loud about Sex and Aging.”

“REFRESHING, ENERGIZING AND MOTIVATING are just some of the words that come to mind when referring to your presentation, Fitness on the Road, during the 2008 NADA Lifestyle Center recently held in San Francisco. Your enthusiasm for your topic shines through your presentation and I am sure the audience will be practicing your techniques and exercises not only at home, but the next time they are ‘on the road.’ The 2008 NADA Lifestyle Center was a great success and your participation helped make that happen.”

Christine M. Marshall, Convention Program Manager, National Automobile Dealers of America

“Joan is absolutely charming, totally honest in her self-disclosure in the service of teaching us. I would recommend this to any older woman experiencing difficulty or disinterest.” “I liked your warmth and down to earth manner, your sincerity.” “Very straight talk — that was great! Joan was very approachable.”

Participants, Straight Talk about Sex after Sixty workshop at Good Vibrations, Berkeley, CA

“You were frank and blunt — endearingly so.” “I liked that you let conversation take place, and that we were able to disclose and relate, regardless of age.” “I think your book and workshop would be great for people of all ages, especially, but not limited to, those who have gone through accidents, trauma, cancer/disease, chronic fatigue, depression, physical disability, and childbirth.” “This was a wonderful workshop, very inspiring. Lots to look forward to!”

Participants, Straight Talk about Sex after Sixty workshop at Venus Envy, Ottawa, Canada

“Joan Price has crossed taboo boundaries again―this time about the impact on sex of loss and grieving. All of us who cope with rebirthing sex after facing loss of a beloved wish we had a roadmap to follow. This book lights a path that sets us on the journey to recovery, with content that is relevant, necessary and inspiring for grievers and the helping professionals that serve them. It is truly a gift to humankind!”

Patti Britton, PhD

co-founder of SexCoachU.com, known worldwide as the Mother of Sex Coaching

“Price’s “Sexually Seasoned Women” walk, talk and share that sex absolutely is “better than they ever expected after 60, and what role models they are! These women broke open sexual doors in their 20s in 1960 and they are doing it again. They deliver that ‘oh so juicy’ and candid guidance of an older sister…you know, the one who has always liked sex. Any woman approaching sex after 60, 50 or 40 will laugh out loud and learn what to expect, how to break her own sexual mold, and how to have Better Sex Than She Ever Expected.”

Lou Paget

best-selling author of How to Be a Great Lover and How to Give Her Absolute Pleasure

“Better Than I Ever Expected boldly addresses a topic that deserves much more attention in our culture than it gets. Price offers a voice to women who, until now, kept their rich and satisfying sex lives to themselves.”

Marianne Brandon, PhD

co-author of Reclaiming Desire: 4 Keys to Finding Your Lost Libido

“Joan Price’s candid description of her own exploration of mature sexuality is a useful and validating self-help guide for her sixty-something peers and their partners.”

Sheryl A. Kingsberg, Ph.D.

Clinical psychologist and associate professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

“Hot sex is definitely not just for the young. With wit, wisdom, and encouragement, Better Than I Ever Expected proves that sex over sixty can be just that. This book will warm your heart, add spring to your step, and light a fire between your sheets.”

Michael Castleman

author of Great Sex: A Man’s Guide to the Secrets of Total-Body Sensuality

“At a time when forty is the new thirty and fifty is the new forty, Better Than I Ever Expected gleefully shows us that for today’s woman the real fun doesn’t start until sixty.”

Ian Kerner

sex therapist and best-selling author of She Comes First: The Thinking Man’s Guide to Pleasuring a Woman

At last the void is filled. Hang on, because Naked at Our Age breaks all the barriers and goes where ordinary books on this subject dare not. Some readers may be shocked and challenged, and others delighted by this bold, direct, honest and completely uncensored approach. An eye opening challenge for anyone who dares to think that sex ends at 60. The message is clear – as far as sex in the senior years, the best is yet to come. While this groundbreaking book will have some of you blushing, you won’t put it down.”

Dean Edell MD

Emmy Award-winning host of the Dr. Dean Edell Program, and author of the best-selling book, Eat, Drink and Be Merry

“Told through the voices of real people interspersed with great advice from smart professionals, Naked at Our Age is an important resource for anyone who wants to keep pleasure and sensuality in their lives as they move in to their later years. I especially like Joan Price’s warm and supportive tone and her ability to get people to share their stories, from which we learn a lot!”

Candida Royalle

Pioneer of woman-friendly erotica and author of How to Tell a Naked Man What to Do

“Joan Price tells it like it is, “The Old Ways Don’t Do It Anymore!” Then, with irresistible enthusiasm, she tackles all the outdated expectations and promotes a plethora of new ways to celebrate sexuality throughout the later years. Poignant quotations from seniors aged 50 to 90 illustrate the distress caused by the common sexual problems of aging. Succinct responses by professionals describe a rich variety of alternatives. “Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex” is exactly what we do in my course, “Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter,” so Naked At Our Age will be the perfect text.”

Peggy Brick, M.ED, CSE

President, Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University; co-author, Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter: 30 Sex Ed Lessons for Adults Only

“One of the best things about Naked at Our Age is that in addition to Joan’s thoughtful and compassionate perspective, the book is full of excellent advice and suggestions from sex educators, therapists, and medical professionals. It’s like getting to talk with a panel of experts, which gives the reader much more to work with.”

Charlie Glickman

PHD, Education Program Manager, Good Vibrations, www.goodvibes.com

“Naked at our Age is a terrific book for adults of any age– but especially written for Baby Boomers and beyond. I loved the mix of voices- personal stories, various expert’s advice – and no sugar coating anywhere – just facts, feelings, and how to have fun. There is plenty of advice – from dating to safer sex – but most importantly, the impact of the book is as much inspirational as it is educational. Reading this book will help women and their partners understand their sexuality better, negotiate what they want more successfully, and make it more likely that sex will be a comfort and thrill their whole life long.”

Pepper Schwartz, PhD

Past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, author, Prime: Adventures and Advice about Sex, Love and the Sensual Years

“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, walkerthornton.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

“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!WomenDatingAfter40.com

“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

Tantra.com

“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