Better Than I Ever Expected is a warm, witty, and honest book that contends with the challenges and celebrates the delights of older-life sexuality. It asserts that women over sixty are at the top of their game when it comes to enjoying sex.
Joan Price’s woman-to-woman straight talk transcends the self-help style of other books in this field. Yes, there are challenges to sex after menopause and beyond, says Price, but there are also creative solutions. She is on a mission to let women her age and older know that they can, in fact, have the best sex of their lives. Price gets personal and stays positive, combining her own story with candid comments, tips, and sassy tales from sexually seasoned women. She acknowledges the gritty issues that older women confront in their sexual lives, noting that it’s not easy, but it certainly isn’t over.
At age 61, Price is newly engaged to the man she’s been looking for her whole life. Her discovery of how great “well-seasoned” sex can be was the inspiration for this book. Sidebars present candid and friendly sex tips; fitness, exercise, and lifestyle information; and women's erotic vignettes—both real-life experiences and fantasies.
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About Joan Price
Joan Price calls herself an “advocate for ageless sexuality” and has been writing, speaking, and blogging about senior sex since 2005. Formerly a health and fitness writer (and before that, a high school English teacher!), she switched topics to senior sex with her spicy memoir, Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty, written to celebrate the joys of older-age sexuality after meeting her great love, artist Robert Rice, when she was fifty-seven and he was sixty-four.
After hundreds of readers wrote Joan with questions and concerns about their own senior sex life, she wrote Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex (Seal Press, 2011), to address the challenges of sex and aging. Naked at Our Age received two prestigious awards: Outstanding Service/Self-Help Book 2012 from the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the professional organization of nonfiction writers, and 2012 Book Award “for a major contribution toward understanding the sexuality of seniors” from American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, the primary professional organization of this field.
Joan’s candid, upbeat manner led the media to dub her “senior sexpert.” (She has also been called “our mighty, middle-aged Aphrodite,” “the beautiful face of senior sex, who turns up whenever the age group is ridiculed,” and a “wrinkly sex kitten”!)
Although Robert died in 2008, Joan continues on her mission to change society’s view of elder sex, one mind at a time. She continues to talk out loud about senior sex with talks and workshops and offers educational consultations by phone and Skype. Her blog about sex and aging, www.NakedAtOurAge.com, has been ranked in the top twenty-five sexuality blogs for three years in a row, and has received numerous awards from health, aging, and sexuality sites.
Joan also teaches contemporary line dancing—which she calls “the most fun you can have with both feet on the floor”—in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, California. Visit her at www.joanprice.com.