Synopses & Reviews
The bestselling author of The Secret Lives of Wives
offers a refreshingly straightforward guide to enjoying a long, satisfying sex life.
Women of the baby boomer generation know and trust Iris Krasnow as a writer who speaks candidly to the issues that concern them most. In the months following the publication of her most recent book, The Secret Lives of Wives, Krasnow addressed thousands of women, and she discovered that two subjects dominated her audiences conversations: sex and change. Whether women are worried about marriage and divorce or illness and death, they're all asking: How do I handle the shifts in my sexuality caused by these events?” Sex After... holds the answers to everything from regaining sexual confidence after childbirth and breast cancer to navigating the dating scene in senior communities.
As with all of Krasnow's books since her New York Times bestseller Surrendering to Marriage, the narrative is driven by real women's stories: raw, intimate, and, most importantly, true. Prescriptive, emancipating, and insightful, Sex After... addresses a range of circumstances, including what happens:
- When you or your spouse doesn't want sex anymore
- After cancer, amputation, PTSD, or another illness maims the body
- If you come out of the closet at middle age
- When your marriage is damaged by adultery
- If you're dating again after twenty-five years with the same sexual partner
- When your husband is addicted to Viagra
Filled with edgy and honest stories of carnal challenge and triumph from women of all backgrounds and life stages, Sex After... is Krasnow's signature take on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask during all of life's passages. Krasnow is a media and lecture tour favorite, and readers whether in the heat of an initial can't-eat-can't-sleep attraction or rounding the corner to their sixtieth anniversary will applaud her eye-opening perspectives on the one issue that can change lives for better or worse like nothing else.
"Krasnow (The Secret Lives of Wives) shares the experiences of women and a few men to demonstrate how sexual experiences change over the years. The author is a knowledgeable guide who shows great respect to the variety of life circumstances and aims to put readers at ease. Four sections work through the different stages in a person's sexual life. Starting with a discussion about casual sex and 'friends with benefits,' 20-somethings describe the feelings of empowerment that come with developing and following their own rules. Women talk about the joys and difficulties of life after childbirth, from feelings of deep connection to suffering feelings of post-partum depression and ugliness. Included is a section on sex after infidelity from the perspectives of both those who have cheated and those who have been cheated on as well as a discussion of sex after disease and injury. The final section covers sex for older individuals. Because Krasnow includes a vast number of people at different stages of their lives, there is something relatable for everyone and many opportunities to gain new knowledge as one moves through life." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"We think that sex is eternal but in fact our ideas on sex do change with the decades. Sex After… is full of comforting information about these changes. A book that will be read and reread with gratitude." Erica Jong, New York Times bestselling author of Fear of Flying
“This book will start conversations that need to be had, and discussions about female sexual health and pleasure that need to be better understood. Some of the best and most practical advice comes from those who have been there. I also know change to, and in, our sex lives is inevitable and that women want to know what other women really do to recreate their intimate and sexual landscape. Part validation, part guide, part supportive girlfriend, Sex After... is your close girlfriends in book form sharing the real goods — and I mean real goods — on what they did and do.” Lou Paget, author of The Great Lover Playbook and AASECT Certified Sex Educator
About the Author
Iris Krasnow is a New York Times bestselling author, most recently of The Secret Lives of Wives, a journalist, professor, and professional speaker. She lives near Washington, DC, with her husband of twenty-five years. They have four grown sons.