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Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50

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Available January 2015. Preorder now from Amazon or email Joan to be notified when she has autographed copies available.

Joan Price Awards

Catalyst Award 2014

Joan Price received the Catalyst Award 2014 for "inspiring exceptional conversations in sexuality."

Naked at Our Age has been named Outstanding Self-Help Book 2012 from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and honored with the 2012 Book Award from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

Media Buzz

"Wrinkly sex kitten? Yeah, why not. Enter the world of Joan Price... our mighty, middle-aged Aphrodite."
- North Bay Bohemian

"Joan Price wants to bring sexual pleasure and freedom back to the Boomers. 'We're the Love Generation,' she says proudly. 'We practically invented sex!' "
- Kirkus Reports

"Joan is the beautiful face of senior sex, who turns up whenever the age group is ridiculed."
- Bonnie Remsberg, author

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Author and speaker Joan Price calls herself an "advocate for ageless sexuality." She has been called other things by the media: "senior sexpert," "the beautiful face of senior sex," and—her favorite—"wrinkly sex kitten." Visit Joan's zesty, award-winning blog about sex and aging at www.NakedAtOurAge.com.

How did Joan start writing and speaking about senior sex? For fifteen years, Joan was a widely published health and fitness writer. Then at 57, after decades of single life, she fell deeply in love with artist Robert Rice, who was then 64. Their love affair was profound, joyful, and extremely spicy. Their passion, in contrast to society's view of older people as sexless, led Joan at age 61 to write Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty (Seal Press, 2006) to celebrate the delights of older-life sexuality.

Joan and Robert
Photo: Mitch Rice

Robert and Joan married after five years together and had two more years together before Robert died of cancer in 2008. His last request to Joan was "Promise me you'll keep doing your work."

After Better Than I Ever Expected came out, hundreds of senior readers sent her questions and comments about the problems in their own sex lives. Joan realized that her next book had to be a self-help guide for both men and women dealing with the challenges of older-age sexuality. She started writing Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex (Seal Press, 2011) to address readers' problems. "You may have just saved my marriage," one reader wrote her. This book went on to win multiple awards.

The success of Naked at Our Age and the demand for more information about senior sexuality led Joan to write The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50: How to Maintain – or Regain! – a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life (Cleis Press, 2014), an upbeat, inclusive, and comprehensive guidebook for seniors of all genders and orientations and their health professionals.

Formerly a high school English teacher, Joan is also a fitness professional who believes that exercise should be a treat, not a treatment. She has written several books about health and fitness, including The Anytime, Anywhere Exercise Book: 300+ Quick and Easy Exercises You Can Do Whenever You Want.

Joan after accidentJoan wasn't a dedicated exerciser until her thirties, when she discovered aerobic dance. She credits her new-found fitness habit for saving her life after a near-fatal automobile crash in 1979. (Read her story here.) "The doctors said they didn't know how I lived," she says. "I knew that my daily exercise had strengthened my heart enough to go on automatic pilot while I waited for medical help."

Once her many injuries healed enough to get back into the aerobics room, she decided to train as a group exercise instructor to "share the joy of movement." Joan taught aerobic dance and worked with personal clients for many years. Now she teaches popular contemporary line dancing classes -- which she calls "the most fun you can have with both feet on the floor" -- in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, California.

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