Senior Dating and Sex – Articles & Resources

ARTICLES

  • SENIOR DATING

    Senior Dating

    • Sexual Healing: Getting Back Into Dating After a Loss How can we tiptoe back into the game without losing our chance at love and companionship? READ IT
    • Dating Again After 60: How Far and How Fast?  Handling your date’s expectations for sex is as hard when you’re 60 or 70 as it was when you were a teen. Does only going to “2nd base” make you a tease?
      READ IT
    • What’s Wrong with My Online Dating Profile? You’re attractive, accomplished… Why are you attracting all the wrong men? Should you lie about your age?
      READ IT
    • Online Dating: Do You Know Who You’re Looking For Now? We’ve experienced a lot and know what works in our lives. Our maturity can help us to be clearer about what we want in a relationship.READ IT
    • Should You Give Up on Online Dating? Why can’t this attractive older woman find a date online? Joan Price plays Profile Doctor. READ IT
    • Dating Again In Your 60s: How to Get Over the Fear of First Sex  Celibate for 15 years, she’s nervous about the prospect of sex. How can she increase her comfort level? Joan Price advises.
      READ IT
    • How to Take Online Dating Offline Online dating might be the surest way to meet someone – but how do you make the transition from online to a real, in-the-flesh-date? READ IT
    • 11 Ways to Quit Lurking and Write Your Online Dating Profile  Checking out profiles on dating sites is great for your fantasy life, but if you really want a date, you’ll have to… READ IT
    • The Best Senior Dating Sites New online dating sites offer options for seniors, whether you’re looking for love, fun, companionship or a travel partner. See how they stack up against the incumbents. READ IT
    • Looking for Love Later: a Dating Site for Farmers Finds Traction in the City A dating site for farmers is attracting older women from the city who are ready to settle down someplace quiet with a good guy. READ IT
    • Dating At Our Age – Is Erectile Dysfunction the Problem? The men she’s been dating seem to be avoiding sex – what’s up with that? Is it her problem or theirs? READ IT
    • A New Love in Older Age: Should You Be Tested? How About Condoms? When should you be tested STDs, and which ones? For how long should you use condoms when you’re with someone new? Get the facts. READ IT
    • Why Can’t This 64-Year-Old Man Get a Date? After three years of messaging women on a dating site, he’s ready to give up. What is he doing wrong? READ IT
    • Top 5 Dating Sites for Seniors What makes a dating site good for seniors? We looked at profile questions, ease of use, cost and volume of older members.
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    • You’re Not Too Old to Get AIDS
      Older people make up the fastest growing segment of new HIV/AIDS cases in several states, and many wait to be tested, blaming the symptoms on aging. READ IT
  • SENIOR SEX: COUPLES

    Senior Sex: Couples

    • Sex After 60: How to Adapt When the Old Ways Don’t Work  What are some sexy alternatives to penetration, and how can you broach the subject with a potential partner?READ IT
    • Late Life Romance: New Strategies for Satisfying Sex  A hot new relationship after a tepid 25-year marriage — but where are the orgasms? Learn how we can make adjustments as we age. READ IT
    • A New Love in Older Age: Should You Be Tested? How About Condoms? When should you be tested STDs, and which ones? For how long should you use condoms when you’re with someone new? Get the facts. READ IT
    • How to Trigger Desire in a Stale Relationship Getting in the mood… How can you jumpstart your desire when you just aren’t feeling it? Try these ideas.  READ IT
    • When Desire Has Faded, Is It Time to Walk Away? READ IT
    • I Caught My Husband Watching Porn. Do We Have a Problem? A man who’s been happily married for years is secretly watching porn. Is she not enough for him anymore?
      READ IT
    • He Says I’m Not Hot Enough – Is That My Problem or His? Plenty of older couples like to spice things up with kinky sex, but when a woman feels that she isn’t sexy enough, it’s not OK. READ IT
    • How to Find Sexual Pleasure in a Sexless Marriage  Solo sex with sex toys can be a satisfying alternative to coupled sex — in fact you might discover pleasures you never experienced.READ IT
    • How to Satisfy Your Sexual Needs When Your Old Rulebook Says No Is it OK to want – and seek out – non-monogamous relationships? Our sexpert navigates the ethical territory of sexual satisfaction.READ IT
    • Challenges to Intimacy: Iris Krasnow on Sex After 60, 70, 80 Bestselling author Iris Krasnow investigated how people sustain intimacy while facing the challenges of life-stage transitions. And wow, did she get answers.READ IT
    • WATCH: A Lively Panel Discussion on Ageless Sex Three Senior Planet contributors joined a Huffington Post Live panel to talk about ageless sex, and gave the host something to think about.READ IT
  • SENIOR SEX: WOMEN

    Senior Sex: Women

    • A Senior’s Guide to Lubrication Our days of naturally lubricated sex are over, but drugstore lubes are not healthy options. With a new world of lubricants available, which are good for seniors? READ IT
    • How to Deal with Vaginal Atrophy Post-Menopause Many women are surprised when they meet someone after years of being alone and find that sex is painful. Joan Price advises. READ IT
    • Safe Sex for Seniors: The Facts No-One’s Giving You Sexually transmitted infection rates have doubled among older Americans in the past decade. Protect yourself from incurable STIs with these seven important tips. READ IT
    • Painful Sex: Where to Go for Help It’s not uncommon for a woman to develop pain with penetration post-menopause – but few doctors are trained to diagnose the cause. READ IT
    • A Senior’s Guide to Vibrators They’re cute, colorful and come in a multitude of styles. Learn how to choose and buy the right vibrator for you and your older body. READ IT
    • How to Get Over Your Body Insecurities and Enjoy Sex As our bodies change, the idea of getting naked in front of a new man can be scary. Joan Price advises.
    • How Can I Get My Sex Drive Back and Save My Marriage? Is there something wrong with you if you don’t really want sex and he does?
      READ IT
    • How to Tell the Truth About Faking Orgasms Many older women are embarrassed to tell partners what works for them sexually – and so, many fake orgasms. But there are ways to turn it around.READ IT
    • How an Older Woman Can Reach Orgasm Faster This 60-plus couple is doing fine despite his ED — except for one thing.READ IT
    • Senior Sex: 5 Health Reasons to Keep Having It More than 70% of women in their 70s are celibate – and that’s not healthy. From pain relief to cardiovascular fitness, here’s why sex is good for you at every age.READ IT
    • Vibrators for Older Women: How to Buy the Right One Buying a vibrator is different when you’re older — for example, how do you pick one for a woman with delicate tissues and arthritic hands? READ IT
    • How to Use a Vibrator Discretely Is it OK to give a friend a vibrator she can use discreetly to brighten up her life? And which model is a good choice? READ IT
    • New Technology Helps Solo Women Find Pleasure Women from age 18 to 95 helped develop a new sex-ed site, OMGYES, that shows you — interactively — how to have an orgasm.READ IT
    • Dating Again In Your 60s: How to Get Over the Fear of First Sex Celibate for 15 years, she’s nervous about the prospect of sex. How can she increase her comfort level? Joan Price advises.READ IT
    • Dating Again Post-60: How Far and How Fast? Handling your date’s expectations for sex is as hard when you’re 60 or 70 as it was when you were a teen. Does only going to “2nd base” make you a tease? READ IT
    • What Is Safe Sex With HPV? What is HPV and how should you deal with it? Is abstinence necessary? And what about the shame? READ IT
    • Hip Replacement Karma Sutra How safe is sex after hip replacement? Forty years after the dawn of modern arthroplasty, scientists have come up with detailed do’s & don’ts for women and men. READ IT
    • Is This Embarrassing Odor Normal for Older Women? Vaginal odor doesn’t have to be embarrassing — and you can remedy it — but sometimes it indicates a medical problem. Our senior sexpert advises. READ IT
  • SENIOR SEX: MEN

    Senior Sex: Men

    • Desperately Seeking Orgasm: Help for an Older Man He’s in his 70s, he and his wife have a great relationship and he’s on Viagra – so why can’t he reach orgasm?READ IT
    • Why Older Men May Lack Sensation During Sex One in three men over age 75 can’t reach orgasm. Our sexpert explains and offers some tips that may help.READ IT
    • Dating At Our Age – Is Erectile Dysfunction the Problem? The men she’s been dating seem to be avoiding sex – what’s up with that? Is it her problem or theirs? READ IT
    • Safe Sex for Seniors: The Facts No-One’s Giving You Sexually transmitted infection rates have doubled among older Americans in the past decade. Protect yourself from incurable STIs with these seven important tips. READ IT
    • Senior Sex: 5 Health Reasons to Keep Having It More than 70% of women in their 70s are celibate – and that’s not healthy. From pain relief to cardiovascular fitness, here’s why sex is good for you at every age. READ IT
    • Hip Replacement Karma Sutra How safe is sex after hip replacement? Forty years after the dawn of modern arthroplasty, scientists have come up with detailed do’s & don’ts for women and men. READ IT
  • SEX @ OUR AGE WITH JOAN PRICE

    Sex@OurAge with Joan Price

    • Sex After 60: How to Adapt When the Old Ways Don’t Work What are some sexy alternatives to penetration, and how can you broach the subject with a potential partner? READ IT
    • Late Life Romance: New Strategies for Satisfying Sex A hot new relationship after a tepid 25-year marriage — but where are the orgasms? Joan advises on making adjustments as we age. READ IT
    • A New Love in Older Age: Should You Be Tested? How About Condoms? When should you be tested STDs, and which ones? For how long should you use condoms when you’re with someone new? Joan advises a reader on safe sex. READ IT
    • How to Trigger Desire in a Stale Relationship Getting in the mood… How can you jumpstart your desire when you just aren’t feeling it? Our senior sexpert has some ideas. READ IT
    • When Desire Has Faded, Is It Time to Walk Away? After 35 years of marriage, sex is just a duty for her. Can their relationship be saved? Senior sexpert Joan Price advises. READ IT
    • I Caught My Husband Watching Porn. Do We Have a Problem? A man who’s been happily married for years is secretly watching porn. Is she not enough for him anymore? Our senior sexpert advises. READ IT
    • He Says I’m Not Hot Enough – Is That My Problem or His? Plenty of older couples like to spice things up with kinky sex, but when a woman feels that she isn’t sexy enough, it’s not OK. READ IT
    • How to Find Sexual Pleasure in a Sexless Marriage Solo sex with sex toys can be a satisfying alternative to coupled sex — in fact you might discover pleasures you never experienced. READ IT
    • How to Satisfy Your Sexual Needs When Your Old Rulebook Says No Is it OK to want – and seek out – non-monogamous relationships? Our sexpert navigates the ethical territory of sexual satisfaction. READ IT
    • Smartphones During Sex: How to Break the Habit After years of celibacy, she finally has a lover – but his habit of keeping his cellphone bedside, ringer on, freezes her sexually. Our senior sexpert has a solution… READ IT
    • How to Deal with Vaginal Atrophy Post-Menopause Many women are surprised when they meet someone after years of being alone and find that sex is painful. Joan Price advises. READ IT
    • Painful Sex: Where to Go for Help It’s not uncommon for a woman to develop pain with penetration post-menopause – but few doctors are trained to diagnose the cause. READ IT
    • How to Get Over Your Body Insecurities and Enjoy Sex As our bodies change, the idea of getting naked in front of a new man can be scary. Joan Price advises. READ IT
    • How Can I Get My Sex Drive Back and Save My Marriage? He wants sex and can’t understand why she doesn’t. She finds the idea repulsive and asks, “What’s wrong with me?” Our senior sexpert advises. READ IT
    • How to Tell the Truth About Faking Orgasms Many older women are embarrassed to tell partners what works for them sexually – and so many fake orgasms. But there are ways to turn it around. READ IT
    • How an Older Woman Can Reach Orgasm Faster This 60-plus couple is doing fine despite his ED — except for one thing. READ IT
    • Vibrators for Older Women: How to Buy the Right One Orgasms could help this widow beat depression – but how to choose a first vibrator for an older women with delicate tissues and arthritic hands? READ IT
    • How to Use a Vibrator Discretely Is it OK to give a friend a vibrator she can use discreetly to brighten up her life? And which model is a good choice? READ IT
    • Dating Again In Your 60s: How to Get Over the Fear of First Sex Celibate for 15 years, she’s nervous about the prospect of sex. How can she increase her comfort level? Joan Price advises. READ IT
    • Dating Again Post-60: How Far and How Fast? Handling your date’s expectations for sex is as hard when you’re 60- or 70-something as it was when you were a teen. Does only going to “2nd base” make you a tease? READ IT
    • What Is Safe Sex With HPV? Joan Price responds to an older couple dealing with shame, abstinence and a doctor’s bad advice. READ IT
    • Is This Embarrassing Odor Normal for Older Women? Vaginal odor doesn’t have to be embarrassing — and you can remedy it — but sometimes it indicates a medical problem. Our senior sexpert advises. READ IT
    • Desperately Seeking Orgasm: Help for an Older Man He’s in his 70s, he and his wife have a great relationship and he’s on Viagra – so why can’t he reach orgasm? Senior sexpert Joan Price advises. READ IT
    • Why Older Men May Lack Sensation During Sex One in three men over age 75 can’t reach orgasm. Our sexpert explains and offers some tips that may help READ IT
    • Dating At Our Age – Is Erectile Dysfunction the Problem? The men she’s been dating seem to be avoiding sex – what’s up with that? Is it her problem or theirs? Senior sexpert Joan Price advises. READ IT
    • Sexual Healing: Getting Back Into Dating After a Loss How can we tiptoe back into the game without losing our chance at love and companionship? READ IT
    • What’s Wrong with My Online Dating Profile? Why can’t this attractive older woman find a date online? Joan Price plays Profile Doctor. READ IT

 

RESOURCES

  • SEX & RELATIONSHIP BLOGS

    Sex & Relationship Blogs

    • Walker Thornton Relationships and sexuality expert Thornton blogs about sex and dating for women in midlife and beyond, and explores how we can find fulfillment our own way. She is the author of  “Inviting Desire: A guide for women who want to enhance their sex life.” http://walkerthornton.com
    • Naked at Our Age Noted senior sexpert Joan Price’s blog offers sex tips and reviews of sex toys from a senior perspective. Her latest book is “The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty.” http://betterthanieverexpected.blogspot.com
  • DATING SITES FOR SENIORS

    Dating Sites for Seniors

    • Stitch This 50+ dating and friendship site requires members to verify their identity and only matches those who have expressed a mutual interest in one another. Members can also join the site’s popular travel groups. (Paid membership) https://www.stitch.net
    • How About We Connect with people around specific activities. You post a date idea or browse other peoples’ and take it from there — it’s a good recipe for shared interests, and while the site is not limited to seniors, it’s popular among older people. http://www.howaboutwe.com

  • SEX HELP FOR OLDER MEN & WOMEN

    Sex Help for Older Men & Women

    • Senior Sex: Tips for Older Men The Mayo Clinic offers actionable advice for men dealing with age-related changes. http://bit.ly/sex-tips-older-men
    • WebMD Sexual Health Center The site offers peer-reviewed advice on many sexual health topics, as well as community forums for people with herpes, erectile dysfunction and other conditions and issues. http://www.webmd.com/sex/
    • A Woman’s Touch Sexuality Resource Center The sexual health and pleasure center does more than sell sex toys. Its online “Learn” section includes downloadable PDFs about topics from sexuality and cancer to pelvic floor health. The site also offers Q&As with Dr. Myrtle on sexual-health topics. https://sexualityresources.com/learn
    • AASECT Locate a Professional The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and therapists has an interactive directory for finding a sex counselor near you. https://www.aasect.org/referral-directory
  • SAFE SEX

    Safe Sex

    • Safer Sex for Seniors An excellent FAQ section answers questions about STDs and how to avoid them, talking to your doctor about sex, LGBTQ issues, and an individual’s rights with regards to sex in long-term care. http://safersex4seniors.org/faq/
  • BUYING SEX TOYS

    Buying Sex Toys

    • The Pleasure Chest With stores in NYC, LA, Chicago and on the web, this store offers sex products and online how-to videos to go along with them. The store prides itself on being educational and inclusive — ask questions of its trained staff. http://thepleasurechest.com
    • Smitten Kitten This online store sells environmentally and body-safe sex toys. Staff members are trained sex therapists who can provide shopping guidance by phone or in-store (Minneapolis). https://www.smittenkittenonline.com
    • A Woman’s Touch Sexuality Resource Center The Madison, Wisconsin based sexual health and pleasure center does more than sell sex toys. Its online “Learn” section includes downloadable PDFs about topics from sexuality and cancer to pelvic floor health. The site also offers Q&As with Dr. Myrtle on sexual-health topics. https://sexualityresources.com/learn