We’ve been fans of Joan Price‘s work for some time now and were very excited to get our hands on The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50.
This is a fairly straightforward guide to sex for those experiencing body and relationship changes later in life. That said, as a 41 year old, I think a lot of what she covers in this book is info that can be helpful to folks even under 50. The info is provided in a very honest manner with interjections here and there from “Real” people so you are getting a nice view of people’s thoughts and concerns beyond Joan’s. The chapters about body image and sex with a longtime partner seemed relevant to my life and I like how she really touched upon issues that go beyond just age. For folks who are getting back into dating in our cyber-oriented era, the New Rules of Dating will probably be very helpful and I appreciate that she devotes a whole chapter to Cancer and Cancer treatment, something that we do not talk enough about.
Joan calls on the expertise of lots of “experts”; doctors, nurses, Phds, sex workers and more in many parts of the book, adding new voices and information for folks who have a lot of experience in certain aspects of sex and sexuality. I like that she includes these voices and their info is presented in easy-to-digest bite sized parts. Those if us used to our infographic-oriented culture will also appreciate all the bullet pointed lists that make grabbing info quickly easy. And the type is just a bit larger than normal making reading a breeze!
Of course I jumped right to the Sex Toy chapter and was really happy to see how inclusive and right-on it was. At ETB we work hard to make sure that our clients understand that sex toys are relationship enhancers, not killers, and Joan’s super toy-positive view is really refreshing. In fact hearing Joan speak about toys a few years ago gave me the idea to create a Seasoned Lovers page on our site to highlight toys that are great for folks over 50.
Overall, if you or someone you care about is over 50 and could use a boost to their sex life, we highly recommend this book. It is chock full of honest, sex-positive information for folks dealing with an aging body, flagging libido, intimacy issues or newfound singleness.
Oh and yes, you can get it here.