Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Newsday: "Sex after 60: It's good news"

Here's Peter King's 12/31/05 review of Better Than I Ever Expected at Newsday.com:

Sex after 60: It's good news

Guys, leave the room.

"Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk About Sex After Sixty" (Seal Press, $15.95) by Joan Price is for women only. The book is part motivational memoir, part self-help guide and part sex manual in which Price asserts, "Society's view of aging women as sexless is wrong, wrong, wrong."

Price, 61, writes from experience. The book sprang from her own bout of "post-menopausal angst" when she thought her sex life was over. It wasn't, although she writes that "changes after menopause make sexual enjoyment challenging." Even so, Price says her sex life now is better than ever.

"Better Than I Ever Expected" gives older women advice on how to date and how to love. Price, who has written several books on health and fitness, also includes many tips on how exercise makes sex better.

Price recognizes the challenges of older sexuality but revels in the rewards. "We're the Love Generation - we practically invented sex," she writes. "We're not about to shut the gates now!"

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