Joan Price calls herself an advocate for ageless sexuality. She is the author of four books about sex and aging, including the award-winning Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex and Sex after Grief: Navigating Your Sexuality After Losing Your Beloved.
At age 77, Joan continues to talk out loud about senior sex—partnered or solo. She is the co-creator of the award-winning “jessica drake's Guide to Wicked Sex: Senior Sex.” Joan’s blog (https://joanprice.com/blog) has been offering senior sex news, views, and sex toy reviews from a senior perspective since 2005. Find Joan and her books, webinars, and blog at https://joanprice.com.
What We Talked About
We’re talking about senior sex today!
I'm with the wonderful Joan Price, discussing how our bodies and sex lives change as we get older, and how we can learn to adapt to those changes instead of assuming that our sex lives are over once we hit a certain age. Let me tell you, this was one of the most fun conversations I've ever had!
You might be trying to tell yourself that this isn’t something you have to worry about yet, but we can’t worry about big changes that could or will happen only WHEN they happen. We need to talk about things so that we’re prepared in the event it does happen, because many things, like body changes and grief, can surprise us in life and leave us devastated if we don't know how to deal with them.
Some specific questions we covered are:
What is typically the first concern you are hearing from folks about aging and sexual health?
What are some of the emotional and physical changes that often people are unprepared for..or perhaps avoiding addressing?
Do you have a reflection about the internal experience of aging, and our reluctance as humans to think about it?
How has writing, speaking, making amazing education for folks changed you, and impacted how you see the human condition?
The take-away, folks, is this:
We don’t age out of pleasure. There is no expiration date on sex. We don’t outgrow our need for sexual expression and connection. Everyone’s experience is different and everyone’s experience is normal. You get to set your own timeline!