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Joan Price
Ageless sexuality advocate Joan Price is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50: How to Maintain - or Regain! - a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life, Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex, and Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty. Naked at Our Age won Outstanding Self-Help Book 2012 from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and Best Book 2012 from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and the audiobook was nominated for an Audie. Joan edited the new steamy senior sex anthology, Ageless Erotica. Visit her zesty, award-winning blog about sex and aging at, where Joan reviews sex toys from a senior perspective, among other things!

Entries by Joan Price

Getting Your Mojo Back: Excerpt From The Ultimate Guide To Sex After 50

(46) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 8:10 AM

Getting Your Mojo Back
Excerpt from The Ultimate Guide to Sex after 50: How to Maintain -- or Regain -- a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life by Joan Price
I used to be eager for sex, easily aroused. My desire dipped after...
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Open Letter To Miley Cyrus About Sex After (Gasp!) 40

(30) Comments | Posted October 9, 2013 | 6:35 AM

Really, Miley Cyrus? You think sex ends at 40? You told Matt Lauer that, at 55, he was "definitely not sexual"?

On what planet? Oh, right, the youth planet!

Miley, you could teach me plenty about fame, music, handling bad publicity, and, I suppose, twerking (if I thought that I...

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The 5 Health Benefits Of Orgasms

(194) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 7:00 AM


Bring up the topic of sex to a group of people who are 50+, and oftentimes embarrassment creeps in. Add specifics like the idea of (yes, I’m going to say it) orgasm, and well, many people want to run for the hills. But when I...

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'Senior Erotica'? Do We Need It, Want It?

(57) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 6:30 AM

The anthology that became Ageless Erotica (Seal Press, 2013) had been a gleam in my eye for years. The older I got and the more erotica I read, the more I wished for erotica that reflected my age, my experiences, my challenges, my sexuality living in an aging...

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Sharing Body Heat

(489) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 7:35 AM

August 2, 2008: I crawled into Robert's bed and wrapped my body around his. If I could only get close enough to make the last hour, the last months, disappear. I hugged him tightly, desperately. I wailed his name and listened to his silence, remembering his murmurs, his words of...

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Widows And Widowers: Should We Just Date Each Other?

(16) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 8:31 AM

"I think I could only date a widower -- only someone who has gone through this could understand," I told a buddy when I thought I might be ready to start dating after losing my beloved Robert.

I put my preference for widowers prominently in my online dating profile. I...

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Boomers & Sex: The Facts About STDs

(241) Comments | Posted June 8, 2013 | 7:27 AM


STDs are on the rise for people 50+, so if you think you can't get a sexually transmitted disease, think again.

Quiz question: Single, sexually active Boomers and seniors should use condoms:

  • ___ A. Never—we can’t get pregnant.

  • ___ B. If our partner...

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Friends With Benefits Over 50: Another View

(146) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 8:01 AM

I got cranky reading Patty Brisben's "Friends With Benefits Over 50... A Do Or A Don't?" When an article about sex starts with "Don't" -- I bristle, especially when it goes on to moralize about what we should or should not do sexually. There's a difference between saying,...

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Men Over 50 -- May I Give You Some Dating Advice?

(207) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 7:45 AM

I've been dabbling in online dating, and I'm actually enjoying it. I realize that my enjoyment goes hand in hand with not having anything at stake, no enormous expectations. I'm not looking to replace my beloved husband, who died in 2008. (That would be impossible.) I don't need to find...

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5 Ways To Have More Sex

(142) Comments | Posted March 24, 2013 | 8:16 AM

Where did sex go?
Been married a long time and wondering where your sex life went? After years of marriage it’s not unusual for sex to happen less often and feel less satisfying than it used to, says certified sex therapist Laurie Watson, author of "Wanting Sex...

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Does Your Doctor Talk To You About Sex?

(54) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 6:12 AM

Have you ever consulted your doctor about your aging, changing sexual responsiveness or about reclaiming your sexuality when you have a medical condition or take meds that make sex more difficult?

What happened when you asked your doctor for advice about older-age sex? How did he or she respond?...

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How To Have The Condom Conversation

(37) Comments | Posted February 2, 2013 | 7:43 AM

Consider these statistics:

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, persons aged 50 years and older accounted for 19 percent of all AIDS diagnoses and 29 percent of persons living with AIDS in 2005.
  • Between 2005 to 2009, reported cases of syphilis and chlamydia among people...
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Things You'll Never Hear Him Say When He Sees You Naked

(1717) Comments | Posted January 12, 2013 | 6:24 AM

Women of our age: I hear all the time that you're embarrassed about your aging body to the point of avoiding sex with a new partner -- or that you insist on sex in a darkened room, using the braille method of discovery.

And it's not just single women...

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Kegel Magic: Pelvic Floor Shape-Up For Better Sex

(63) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 6:45 AM

January is "shape-up" month, with every lifestyle magazine and website proclaiming a new exercise program. I've got a shape-up program for you, too, and though it's a muscle workout, you won't see the results in the mirror or show them off to your friends -- except for intimate friends --...

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10 Tips For Hot Solo Sex After 50

(341) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 6:08 AM

Sex isn't just partner sex. Many of us don't have partners, yet keeping our sexual selves vibrant and healthy is crucial for many reasons. It's true that if we don't use it, we lose it -- and that's true for both women and men.

When we have less hormonal rush...

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Sex Toys at Our Age? Yes!

(94) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 6:41 AM

Some of us have been using sex toys since we discovered vibrating "personal massagers" some 30 years ago -- or since we created interesting things to do with vegetables in our youth. But others have never used a sex toy and figured they never would.

These days, though, as our...

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