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Resources for Empowered Sexuality after 50!

Updated: May 10, 2018

Empowered Sexuality and Aging: Reclaiming Sex after 50


Written works

“The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50: How to Maintain - or Regain! -a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life,” Joan Price

“Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex,” Joan Price

“Dr. Ruth’s Sex After 50: Revving up the Romance, Passion and Excitement,” Ruth K. Westheimer

“Sex and the Seasoned Woman: Pursuing the Passionate Life,” Gail Sheehy

“Sexperienced: Guide for the Seasoned Woman Seeking New Possibilities,” Katherine Forsythe

“Sex for Grownups: A Sex Primer for the 21st Century,” Gloria Brame

“Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that will Transform Your Sex Life,” Emily Nagoski

“Sexual Intelligence: What we Really want from Sex and How to Get It,” Marty Klein, PhD.

“Sex for One: The Joy of Self Loving,” Betty Dodson

Safer Sex Resources

Article titled: “Safe Sex Tips for Seniors”

Article titled: “Let's Talk About Sex...and Senior Citizens”

Article titled: “These Are the Surprising People Who Also Depend on Planned Parenthood”

DVDs/Alexander Institute

Caveat: The Alexander Institute videos can be excellent instructional tools, however, they can be explicit—meaning they do show people having sex.

“Great Sex over 50 for Women”

“Great Sex over 50 for Men”

 Sex Toys/Lubricants

For important safety information on lubricants, please read this informative blog:

Water-based lubricants

Aloe Cadabra

Yes Natural Personal Lubricants

Blossom Organics

Good Clean Love

Oil-based lubricants

Coconut oil (never for use oil-based lubricants with latex condoms; can use with non-latex condoms, such as SKYNS)

Sweet Almond oil

Sex toys: where to shop

In Eugene, As You Like It; The Pleasure Shop. As You Like It is women-owned, light, bright, open and safe. Customers of all ages enjoy this respectful environment to purchase eco-conscious, body-safe pleasure products!

Benefits of Sex as we Age

Helps protect against heart attack and stroke

Hormones released during sex decrease the risk of breast and prostate cancers

It boosts the immune system

It helps us sleep

It can alleviate chronic pain

Improves quality of life through providing connection

Protects against depression

Reduces stress and increases self-esteem

It fosters affection, intimacy and closeness with a partner

Allows us to enjoy our bodies

Makes us feel attractive, wanted and special

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