Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ELDR gets sex right!

Len, age 80, says of his loving relationship with Joyce and their ability to talk openly about sex, "I've been enlightened. I don't need to feel bashful about asking for something that makes me feel good. This is a gift from the gods."

You've got to read Amelia Glynn's article Love After Sixty, which appears this month in both the print and online ELDR* magazine. The photos in the print edition from Kc Gunn are fabulous (a few are also online, such as these reprinted on this post). The article presents several elder love stories and discusses how sex is (and is not) different once we pass the 60 milestone. Authors Jane Juska, Joani Blank, Betty Dodson, and yours truly weigh in on the subject, along with Cynthia Mort (creator/producer of HBO's Tell Me You Love Me) and several sex experts.

It's refreshing to read about and see photos of real-life 60+ people who are frank about their sex lives. Kudos for ELDR for having the courage and the conviction to publish this article and the photos.

*October 2009 update: It is with great regret that I have asked to remove all my content from its website. If you've been there lately, you'll see the comments have been overrun by spam. Unfortunately, this high-quality publication and website fell victim to inadequate funding, and although past content remains, the site isn't being maintained. I hope ELDR readers will continue to come here for news and views about sex & aging.

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