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An inviting and informative guide to sex for seniors, with a clear message that "as far as sex in the senior years goes . . . the best is yet to come" (Dr. Dean Edell)
Joan Price is talking out loud about a subject that is often ignored or ridiculed in our society: later-life sexuality.

In Naked at Our Age, she offers a candid, straight-talking exploration of senior sexua
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Seal Press (first published May 1st 2011)
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Ann Evans
Nov 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Joan Price is a gutsy woman. She can be frank and bold when she talks about sex among the slightly wrinkled, I think partly because she doesn't have any kids! Thank god for her. I am reading the book a little at a time. It is bulging with information I had not known, and it makes the whole myth about older people being over it all seem so antiquated and ridiculous. Why do we feed ourselves such nonsense? Sharing of affection is a personal choice, not a biological imperative. ...more
Michael
I didn't like this book as much as its predecessor, Better Than I Ever Expected, but that is probably due to its tone being more serious. In Chapter 20 of this book, Joan Price compares the two, saying the first book "celebrated the joys of senior sex", whereas this book "aims to help you if you are not having great sex". Ironically, this could be the better book depending on what you are trying to get out of a sex book for seniors.

However, given that this book intends to help you solve your sex
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Asja Wright
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone - not just seniors.
Recommended to Asja by: School Paper
This is a review I completed for a university class:

One of the largest demographic age categories in our society are older adults, yet the information available to them in regards to their sexuality is limited; in fact some people argue that it is non-existent. Joan Price, self-acclaimed sex expert, has started to tackle the subject of senior sex with her second of two novels titled, Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex. Her goal is to provide seniors with a straightforward, hone
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The Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health
Quick opinion from Aida:

Good overall read with some very valuable information for anyone who is or plans to be an elder, but it got to be pretty repetitive after a while around certain themes; there are only so many times I can read about how old age can bring an appreciation for "full-body sensuality/sexuality"! This is a book you can skim a bit to find the gems in.

The text brings in voices of experts in the fields of sexuality, but even more heavily relies on people's personal experiences wit
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Terry
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-help
The focus of this book is on placing sexual satisfaction high on life's priority list. It is informative, encouraging and direct, although it includes topics that may not appeal to all readers (i.e. it addresses gay/lesbian/bisexual issues, paying for sexual services, S&M acts, sex with multiples, and extra-marital sex). With the acknowledgement that I personally found certain topics addressed to be contrary to my beliefs, here is a summary of the book:

GOOD: This book is first and foremost a cle
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Aida
Jun 12, 2012 added it
Quick opinion: Good overall read with some very valuable information for anyone who is or plans to be an elder, but it got to be pretty repetitive after a while around certain themes; there are only so many times I can read about how old age can bring an appreciation for "full-body sensuality/sexuality"! This is a book you can skim a bit to find the gems in.

The text brings in voices of experts in the fields of sexuality, but even more heavily relies on people's personal experiences with aging an
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Andrew
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Naked at our age is a wide ranging discussion about sex for people from 50 through their 80’s and beyond. It does cover challenges but principally focuses on sexuality, intimacy, sensuality and the joys/advantages of a robust sex life throughout adulthood.

Although the target market is adults middle aged and older, anyone looking for a more meaningful sex life or to understand their parents, should read this book. And if you’re a little squeamish about older people having sex, grow up and get ov
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Holly Booms Walsh
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I skimmed this book. It's mostly letters and questions from the 50 and over crowd about sexuality. I was astounded and saddened by the unhappiness, ignorance of orgasm, inability to ask for what they wanted/needed from a partner, and loneliness that the letters contained. Boy am I glad that I came along a generation later. I'm sure the answers and advice would be helpful for those that are struggling quietly. The author is informative and tactful. ...more
Marcia
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was actually better than I thought it would be. It really debunks the whole myth that sex is over for anyone over 55, and talks about real people, real situations, real needs, real desires. I read about it and the author in a column by Dan Savage, whom I follow. It is not limited to older heterosexual people, either, but to a range. Certainly doesn't cover everything, but it is a start. YES! ...more
Eileen Cleland
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book by an awesome woman.

This book is really helpful and reading it has allowed me to reclaim my sexuality. It's straight talk about all the issues around aging and sex, delivered with love and humor and grace. LOVED it!
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Susan
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Good ideas for maintaining that important part of life when age and other problems try to interfere!
Nestor
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of my favourite books on human sexuality.
Patrick
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You don't need to be old to read this book, or to benefit from its collective wisdom. And a diverse set of wisdom it is; pansexual in its truest sense. ...more
Carol
This is one of those "5 stars for some chapters and 0 stars for others" kind of book. Not a 3 star kind of book at all, but that is how it averages out. ...more
Greg
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Don't tell my mother I read this book. Very, very good. Thank you Joan. ...more
Samantha Armstrong
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book seeking information for a school project (a senior sex ed group proposal for a group practice social work class). It steps right over taboos and openly speaks about sex, health, and aging in a positive and refreshing light. This book has something for every one, regardless of age, sexual orientation, or ability.
Rock Conner
It's about old people sex. ...more
Mark Fleshman
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! Answered all of my questions on a variety of topics.
Pat
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book to read as the author writes in an engaging way and personalizes it. Good information! I wish I’d had it when doing couple counseling!
Kat
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
A brave and important book that helps us better talk about sex as we age.
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I am a senior sex author, speaker, and advocate for ageless sexuality. My books include:

* Sex after Grief: Navigating Your Sexuality after Losing Your Beloved (coming Summer 2019);
* The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50: How to Maintain – or Regain! – a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life;
* Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex – winner of Outstanding Self-Help Book 2012 from American Society o
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