Synopses & Reviews
Joan Price is talking out loud about later-life sexuality. With a foreword by Betty Dodson, Naked at Our Age
candidly addresses senior sexuality in all its colorsthe challenges, disappointments, and surprises, as well as the delights and the love stories. Naked at Our Age
gives people over fifty a voice to tell stories of their past and present sex lives, ask questions, and get straightforward advice and information from experts. No topic is off-limits.
In Naked at Our Age, women and mencoupled and single, straight and gaytalk candidly about how their sex lives and relationships have changed with age, and about how they see themselves, their partners, or their single life. Many are having unsatisfying sex, or no sex at all, and are seeking advice. Price presents their personal stories, and follows up with tips from sex therapists, health professionals, counselors, sex educators, and other knowledgeable experts. Named "Outstanding Self-Help Book” of 2012 by the American Society of Journalists and Authors and winner of the 2012 Book Award from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Naked at Our Age is an entertaining and indispensable guide to handling and understanding the issues of senior sex and relationships.
"Price (The Anytime, Anywhere Exercise Book), a former English teacher turned fitness trainer and sex guru, suggests that seniors get with the younger set and rid themselves of their sexual inhibitions. Her advice ranges from dating tips (when creating an online profile 'think of yourself as the interviewer, not the interviewee') to sex pointers (vaginal pain can be alleviated with silicone lubricants). She's an enthusiastic proponent of the use of vibrators to intensify a woman's pleasure, advocates sadomasochistic sex as long as limits are maintained, and even gives advice on how to find male escort services. While the book purports to be aimed at readers of both genders, its advice is somewhat tilted to a female audience. There is some general counsel for men on subjects like erectile dysfunction. Price runs a website of the same name, and each chapter reads like a topical collection of blog posts, with individuals relaying personal anecdotes and 'experts' weighing in with advice. Overall, it's a book that will definitely appeal to a select audience. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Naked at Our Age" lays out the challenges, triumphs, and joys that senior couples face in relationships. Drawing from her personal experience and expertise as an author and sex expert, Joan Price valiantly tackles the topic of sex after menopause and beyond--both the good and the bad. She addresses many key issues related to senior sexuality, including recognizing and adapting to the way the body changes as it ages, dealing with major health events, coping with losing your partner, and re-entering the dating game late in life. Throughout the book, she incorporates information from knowledgeable sources--doctors, social workers, psychologists, and sex experts--to provide a thorough, well-rounded picture of what it truly means to be sexually active later in life.
Unblinkingly honest and painstakingly researched, "Naked at Our Age" is an indispensable guide to handling and understanding the issues seniors face when it comes to relationships and sex.
About the Author
Author and speaker Joan Price calls herself an "advocate for ageless sexuality." She has been called other things by the media: "senior sexpert, "the beautiful face of senior sex," andher favorite"wrinkly sex kitten." At age sixty-one, Price wrote Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty
(Seal Press, 2006) to celebrate the delights of older-life sexualityespecially her spicy love affair with artist Robert Rice, who became her husband. Five years later, after questions and comments from hundreds of readers about their own senior sex lives, she is following up with Naked at Our Age.
Formerly a high school English teacher, Price is also a fitness professional who believes that exercise should be a treat, not a treatment. She has written several books about health and fitness, including The Anytime, Anywhere Exercise Book: 300+ Quick and Easy Exercises You Can Do Whenever You Want. Price teaches popular contemporary line dancing classes (which she calls "the most fun you can have with both feet on the floor") in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, California.