ISBN: 9781627780964
eISBN: 9781627781107

The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty: How to Maintain or Regain a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life

by Joan Price

The population over age 50 is larger than ever in history. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 32.1 percent of the U.S. population were age 50 and over in 2011. This demographic is also healthier, more aware, more youthful, and more vocal than any previous older generation. Thanks to ongoing medical discoveries, the sexual revolution, and the Internet, today's seniors are also sexier than ever — or at least they're now willing to talk and ask about sex as never before. They are the generation that discovered clitoral orgasms, vibrators, and Viagra, and there's no stopping the thirst for knowledge and pleasure now. Since 2005, Joan Price has penned Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk About Sex After Sixty and emerged as the go-to sexpert for the over-50 population. Price's savvy advice, honesty, helpfulness, and humor garnered awareness in the media, in professional circles of therapists and sex educators, and among the huge population of people over 50 who hunger for real information from an age appropriate author. Price tackles it all in this definitive guide to sex and aging: health, fun (and function), disability, dating, illness, orgasms, G-spots, P-spots, polyamory, kink, and much more.

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About the author Joan Price

Author and speaker Joan Price is an advocate for ageless sexuality. An award-winning author, Joan is a leading senior sexpert and the voice behind the award-winning blog about sex and aging, Naked at Our Age. She lives in Sebastopol, CA.

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Books by Joan Price

"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

"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, PhD, LMFT, author of The Return of Desire: A Guide to Rediscovering Your Sexual Passion

"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

“Joan’s common sense, humor, compassion, and expertise shine in this excellent resource for older adults.”—Melanie Davis, PhD, CSE and Robin Goldberg-Glen, PhD, MSW, co-presidents, Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University

"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

“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,

“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

"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

"In her book Ultimate Guide to Sex Over Fifty, 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 - Joan Price has created a manual everyone can benefit from."—Nichole Pool, Antelope Valley Elder Care Examiner, MS Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Former Director of Lancaster Adult Day Health Care, Former Social Work Assistant for the elderly population

"Joan price is the major spokeswomen for sexuality and aging in the US. This is her finest book. She motivates and empowers women, men, and couples to embrace sexuality as a positive force in their lives. She speaks to both traditional and non-traditional sexuality and honors sexual diversity. If the president were to appoint a czar for healthy sexuality and aging it would be Joan."—Barry McCarthy, professor of psychology at American University and author of Rekindling Desire

"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?

"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 & relationship coach

“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,

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

"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:

"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,

"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 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

"What an inspiring resource! Joan offers hundreds of erotic possibilities for people of all genders, abilities, and sexual preferences—plus lots of enthusiastic permission to try it all. The Ultimate Guide To Sex After Fifty is an indispensable book for anyone who wants ecstatic sex after fifty."—Barbara Carrellas, author of Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century and Ecstasy is Necessary

"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


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