The Lovely Truth About Aging and Sex

Ever wonder about the twilight years of human sexuality? Listen as Joan Price, senior sexpert and author of Better Than I Ever Expected and Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex dispels the myths of aging sexuality and replaces the current medicalized notions of sexual dysfunction with a candid conversation about how sex lives and intimate relationships can change and heal us over time. Inspired by her own late life love affair, Joan offers a candid look at the challenges and surprises of re-discovering and connecting with your erotic self, which is ageless.

Joan calls herself an “advocate for ageless sexuality,” and focuses her attention on the delights of older-life sexuality — especially her spicy love affair with artist Robert Rice, who became her husband.  After Better Than I Ever Expected came out, hundreds of senior readers sent her questions and comments about the problems in their own sex lives. Joan’s follow up guide, Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex (Seal Press, June 2011)  is a self-help guide for both men and women dealing with the challenges of older-age sexuality.

Listen to the radio interview to hear more of Joan’s thoughts on the lovely truth about aging and sex.

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Marianne Good
Past Member 3 years ago

Having intimate sex in healthy ways is ageless, as a human touch is lifelong actions. Thanks for sharing.

Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

thanks for posting

Angela N.
Angela N.4 years ago

thank you.

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Kersty E.
Kersty E.5 years ago

@Jane Barton, I think you must have my comment mixed up with someone else's. I have never associated sex with pain (lucky) and I am currently in a very complicated up and down (though loving) relationship not with my soul mate.

Beverly G.
bev g.5 years ago

kertsy E u right ....Marsha Vaughan u right to.

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons5 years ago


Jane Barton
Jane Barton5 years ago

Heather, those people were jealous. I run into that a lot. Older
women and young men are very sexually compatible but due
to social conditioning and religious repression a lot of women
are afraid to get involved with young men. I can only say,
try it, you'll like it.

Alexandra R.
Alexa R.5 years ago

Jane, you're not alone in your experience. For me too(when i was younger) sex was extremely and excruciatingly painful and i disliked being touched too. AND it was 'all about sex', nothing more.

When i was sexually awakened by a young man 16/17 years younger than me, 'we were baking this cake together' -his exact words -and the next logical step was sex. We chatted, connected, got to know and like each other as friends -only then proceeded to energetic sex that took hours and hours of fun and playfulness (i could not get enough of being touched and touching and kissing) before reaching the finishing line -amazing.

I too were trapped in 'conventionalism' to the extend of refusing to meet my soulmate simply because he was 'too young'..

I now thank my lucky stars that somehow i had a change of heart, and opened myself up so as to meet my soulmate who is 12 years younger than me.

Take heart, i'm sure your soulmate is out there.. you'll meet him soon.

heather g.
heather g.5 years ago

Today, a young guy flirted with me as I walked past him. It was fun and of course, I flirted back. I enjoy flirting ....
When I related this event in a group of people I exercise with - they made out as if I wasn't telling the truth... "was it just a vision?" etc.
I didn't respond because they were nasty - not just teasing me. Initially I was hurt at the thought that they believed I would dream up some silly story and not tell the truth. Later on, I decided that I simply felt sorry for them because they've probably never experienced anything like that. I will share my fun experiences with real friends and have a laugh !