3/3/09 update of 8/6/07 post: As you know if you've been following this blog, I put this book (and everything else) on hold while dealing with Robert's illness and death. I have wonderful personal stories from many generous elders and Boomers willing to share their experiences and attitudes, as well as many helpful tips from experts who want to help me spread solid information. I'm gearing up to return to my work -- it's my mission and it was important to Robert as well. Thank you for your patience and compassion, and I invite more of you to get involved.
Wanted: Women and men over 50, single or partnered, straight or gay, willing to write candidly about your personal experiences and attitudes regarding sex and aging for my new book. I’m seeking your written comments and stories about the trials and challenges as well as the joys of sexuality after 50.
This will be a follow-up to Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex after Sixty and will include stories from singles and couples, women and men, along with strategies for improving those situations that challenge us as we age. It will be more solution-oriented than Better Than I Ever Expected, dealing with the health and relationship problems in greater depth, with more expert tips. While Better was geared towards women (and those who love them!), this book will represent men and women equally.
Would you or any of your age 50+ friends like to be a part of this book? You will be identified by a first name of your choice and your age. Your true identity will be kept strictly confidential.
Interested? Please contact Joan Price now and I'll email you the questionnaire.
Update: I especially need people over 50 who have personal experiences to share in these areas:
- single seniors (men, women, gay, straight) actively dating and/or having sex or choosing not to date or have sex
- gay men, both single and in committed relationships
- couples who have sought counseling to overcome sex/relationship difficulties
- your story about ED/ illness/ pain interfering with sexual enjoyment and how you resolved it, if you did, and how you feel/felt about it.
- physicians with special interest/expertise in senior sex
- sexuality after major health challenge, such as heart surgery, cancer treatment
- sexually active seniors living in countries other than the United States
I'd also like to receive questions that you hope this book will address, even if you don't wish to participate yourself.
Join us -- we're talking about ageless sexuality at http://www.betterthanieverexpected.blogspot.com/
[Photo by Constance Cavallas, published with permission]