Better Than I Ever Expected:
Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty
by Joan Price (Seal Press, 2006)
Boomer women aren't going to roll over and play asexual after sixty. We're the Love Generation--surely we can't be expected to shut the gates once we enter the Golden Age!
Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty by Joan Price (Seal Press, 2006) is an upbeat, frank, woman-to-woman friendly book that acknowledges the challenges and celebrates the delights of older-life sexuality.
Yes, there are challenges to sex after sixty, but there are also creative solutions. There's nothing hotter than sex between people who know their own bodies, are crazy about each other, relish taking lots of time, and honor both the physicality and the spirituality of sex. "I just don't think people can get there without a whole lot of life experience," writes Joan Price. "We're redefining this aging stuff."
Joan Price and her husband, artist Robert Rice
Photo: Mitch Rice
There are plenty of books and magazine articles filled with doom and gloom about midlife and older sexuality, how our tissues wither along with our libidos, and we might as well give it up. That isn't this book. Here older women reveal--in their own words--how they successfully use their personal power, the joy and intimacy of their relationships, and useful tools of all sorts--from sex toys to humor--to experience terrific and satisfying sex.
Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty combines memoir with candid comments and tales from lively, earthy women who aren't afraid to tell, along with helpful tips from experts for staying sexy through the decades.
Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty
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Praise for Better Than I Ever Expected
a time when forty is the new thirty and fifty is the new forty, Better
Than I Ever Expected gleefully shows us that for today’s woman
the real fun doesn’t start until sixty.”
—Ian Kerner, sex therapist and best-selling author of She Comes First: The Thinking Man’s Guide to Pleasuring a Woman
sex is definitely not just for the young. With wit, wisdom, and encouragement,
Better Than I Ever Expected proves that sex over sixty can be
just that. This book will warm your heart, add spring to your step, and
light a fire between your sheets.”
—Michael Castleman, author of Great Sex: A Man’s Guide to the Secrets of Total-Body Sensuality
Price’s candid description of her own exploration of mature sexuality
is a useful and validating self-help guide for her sixty-something peers
and their partners.”
—Sheryl A. Kingsberg, Ph.D., Clinical psychologist and associate professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Than I Ever Expected boldly addresses a topic that deserves much more
attention in our culture than it gets. Price offers a voice to women who,
until now, kept their rich and satisfying sex lives to themselves.”
—Marianne Brandon, PhD, co-author of Reclaiming Desire: 4 Keys to Finding Your Lost Libido
"Sexually Seasoned Women" walk, talk and share that sex absolutely
is "better than they ever expected after 60, and what role models
they are! These women broke open sexual doors in their 20s in 1960 and
they are doing it again. They deliver that ‘oh so juicy’ and
candid guidance of an older sister…you know, the one who has always
liked sex. Any woman approaching sex after 60, 50 or 40 will laugh out
loud and learn what to expect, how to break her own sexual mold, and how
to have Better Sex Than She Ever Expected.
-- Lou Paget, best-selling author of How to Be a Great Lover and How to Give Her Absolute Pleasure