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Sex and Aging

Having 'The Talk' With Your Adult Kids About Parent Sex

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 04.25.2016 | Fifty
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

Explaining conception is easy peasy. But we need to -- and I know it's kinda late here -- but we need to talk to you about parent sex. Don't roll your eyes. For some reason The Talk about parent sex is way more awkward and often simply never gets done, but it's time to move forward.

What Old People Know About Sex That You Don't

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2016 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

How can sex possibly stay interesting for a lifetime? I have good news for younger people. I'm going to allay your worst fears and help you to relax about the idea of sex in the later years of marriage. I will tell you the spoiler right now. It's pretty good.

What I Want Young People To Know About Sex After 50

Erica Jagger | Posted 07.01.2016 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

This is what I would like all those to the left of 30 to know. You will get older too. Yes, really. You will get gray hair and skin creases and you will still want to have sex. And you will not care at all what young people think.

Why I Started A Sex Blog In My 50s

Erica Jagger | Posted 06.02.2016 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

Having a blog, even a modestly successful blog, requires a staggering amount of maintenance. Especially a sex blog, like mine. I've done five photo shoots, the most recent occurring two weeks ago.

My Mother on Sex, Romance and Being An Octogenarian

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

When I was younger, I could tease my husband that he could be replaced with a tennis ball and a big fat pillow. I could be cocky in those days because I was getting my quota. Recently, I confessed to my daughters that I still have sexual desires.

Yagana Shah

5 Ways Sexuality Is Alive (And Lively) As We Age | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Barbara McNally After my grandmother passed away at 92, my mother and I came upon a collection of photographs among ...

My Doctor Told Me Women Stop Having Sex At 65. Here's My Response

Erica Jagger | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

A few months ago, during my annual well woman visit, my gynecologist asked me if I was sexually active. I told her I was and, yes, I wanted a routine STD check. And then she informed me that I wouldn't have to worry about those for too much longer because, 'women stop having sex around 65.'

Sex After 65: Why Are We Talking About Toothpaste?

Mary Pleshette Willis | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pleshette Willis

No question that a sense of humor is one of the secrets to a long, successful marriage, a better Valentine than flowers or chocolate.

WATCH: How To Have The Best Sex Of Your Life After 50

Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty

At 68 years old, Ken Solin says he's having the best sex of his life, and it's as easy as accepting what his body can no longer do and embracing the n...

Dare to Be 100: Sex and Aging... Tend Your Ember

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

"Snow on the roof, fire in the furnace," captures the increasingly discussed and studied topic of older sexuality. Talk about a taboo! The whole doma...

Let's Not Leave It Up to Betty White

Shannon Walsh | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty
Shannon Walsh

You know how doctors have such a hard time at social events because there's always someone coming up for a free back pain consultation? Well, that's me at my mom's cocktail parties, except the questioners are all ladies of a certain age, and the subject ain't back pain.

Sex for One for the Ethical Slut

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.25.2013 | Queer Voices
Robert Levithan

Betty Dodson has done more for masturbation than anyone I know. Her workshops and books, particularly Sex for One, have helped countless women connect with themselves as ground zero for pleasure.

Like Fine Wine, Sex Gets Better With Age

Patty Brisben | Posted 12.01.2012 | Fifty
Patty Brisben

As we age, we acquire a greater understanding of our own bodies, our partners' bodies and what buttons to push to please them both.

Hope Springs: A New Conversation About Desire

Linda E. Savage | Posted 11.12.2012 | Fifty
Linda E. Savage

This is the first movie since It's Complicated that portrays sexual relationships in folks past 40. It bravely tackles the complex issues of sexual desire and intimacy in "seniors," however we may define that term.

Seduced By Scrabble

Linda Flayton | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Linda Flayton

Seduction, for me, is no longer candlelight, roses and satin sheets. At age 72 and after 53 years of marriage, the lure of the seven-letter word hidden on my Scrabble rack is the best aphrodisiac there is.

What Grasshoppers Can Teach Us About Food, Sex and Aging

Dr. John Hatle | Posted 08.15.2012 | College
Dr. John Hatle

Maybe college students don't think about aging, but they think a lot about two things that will get them older faster.

Aging Disgracefully: Sex as Discourse

Steph Thompson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Steph Thompson

There is a lot of talk about communication in our society, the need in a relationship -- any relationship -- for open, honest discourse. I would argue that intercourse, if it's good, is one of the best discourses a couple can have.