The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty

By Kendra Holliday | April 16, 2015

 Joan Price, senior sex expert

Joan Price, senior sex expert


My group, Sex Positive St Louis, is hosting her! You can get event details here. The events are FREE!

Joan Price is, among other things, a senior sex educator and author. I reviewed her book Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex a couple years ago. I’ve been wanting to meet her ever since.

She has a new book out called The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty. You can pick up a copy at Left Bank Books, or at one of the events. Shameless Grounds also has copies available in their lending library.

A lot of my clients are 50+. The oldest person I’ve ever been intimate with was 91. He experienced cunnilingus with me for the first time in his life! He was surprised it was pleasant – he had always been told female genitals were dirty and smelly. He thought sex toys were disgusting.

People of all ages often have misconceptions about sex. Joan’s book tackles some great topics in a very readable, approachable manner. She teaches her readers about sex toys, masturbation, partner sex, health, dating, and more.

The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50

The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50

Aging is about change. We might not have the same abilities we had in our twenties, but that’s okay – we can enjoy a new way of enjoying our sexuality. I had a 55-year-old man tell me he wanted to get back to how he was in his twenties – an aggressive power fucker. With his erectile dysfunction issues and hip problems, I knew that was an unrealistic goal, so I introduced him to different methods of lovemaking and intimacy. I helped him come to terms and embrace his evolving sexuality.

I tell you what – tantra is MY secret weapon. When I get less flexible and mobile and can’t assume as many vigorous sex positions as I get older, I’m going to start incorporating tantra more and more into my lifestyle. Lots of breathing and eye gazing closeness with my partners – ahhhh.

Joan touches upon tantra in her book, as well as other sexually creative elements such as BDSM.

Did you know a flaccid penis can feel pleasure and achieve orgasm? Do you know where the P-spot is? Did you know that too much togetherness can hamper our libidos? Have you ever thought that maybe sex workers save marriages? Is sex a need, or a desire?

And then there are the tough topics – mismatched libidos. Being in a sexless marriage. Cheating. Joan calls on other experts to weigh in on these issues, and offers a checklist to review called “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”

She offers lots of tips, encouragement, and validation. Stop dwelling on the things your body can’t do, and start celebrating what it CAN do.

Actively seek out therapy and solutions.

Here is Joan’s mantra:

– Desire follows action.

– Use it, don’t lose it.

– Just do it.

And remember – LUBE IS YOUR FRIEND. Along with signing copies of her books, Joan will be passing out free samples of uberlube as part of her mission to make St. Louis a happier, healthier place!


Joan Price 2015-04-16 15:17:04

I’m so excited about coming to St Louis for the first time and finally meeting you in person! I value your candor and compassion — you obviously loved giving your 91-year-old client pleasure and new knowledge.

See you soon!


AlanK 2015-04-16 22:09:19

Just a shout-out for a woman whose work I treasure; I bought her last book with real money; no higher compliment exists. I’ll buy the new one tomorrow.

And, for the record, I cannot see 60 from here and am planning to go to a play party Saturday. We are as old as we feel. (And as dear Mr Cohen put it, some of us “ache in the places where we used to play.” But anyway….)


Ed 2015-04-17 14:19:03

I’m going on Sunday. Just wish Kathie was in town to go. I’ll buy the book and share


Ed 2015-04-17 14:24:36

I’ll be there Sunday. Sorry Kathie will be out of town, but I’ll get the book and share.


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