Joan Price is talking out loud about a subject that is often ignored or ridiculed in our society: later-life sexuality. Naked at Our Age is a candid, straight-talking book addressing senior sexuality in all its colors—the challenges, the disappointments, and the surprises, as well as the delights and the love stories. Naked at Our Age gives real-life people over fifty a voice to tell stories of their past and present sex lives, ask questions, and get straightforward advice and information from experts. No topic related to elder sexuality is off-limits.
In Naked at Our Age, women and men—coupled and single, straight and gay—talk candidly about how their sex lives and relationships have changed with age, and about how they see themselves, their partners, or their single life. Many of them are having unsatisfying sex, or no sex at all, and are seeking advice. Price presents their personal stories, and follows up with tips from sex therapists, health professionals, counselors, sex educators, and other knowledgeable experts. Naked at Our Age is an entertaining and indispensable guide to handling and understanding the issues of senior sex and relationships.
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.