Sex at our age?!? Stereotypes aside, yes! The vast majority of people 55 to 64 are having sex; the same goes for more than half of 65- to 84-year-olds. And that’s just partnered sex.
Many of us are having sex, and some wish we were – at our age, staying sexually satisfied can be a bumpy ride. But while we might hit roadblocks, most of us want sex to keep being a part of our lives as we grow older, any way we can.
With that in mind, Senior Planet is proclaiming May Senior Sex Month. We’ll be loudly celebrating our bodies and our sexual selves, and bringing you information, answers and inspiration via a new column by senior sexpert Joan Price.
Announcing “Sex at Our Age” with Joan Price
Joan is the author of the award-winning book “Naked At Our Age: Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex” and a frequent speaker on later life sex and sexuality. (Read our interview with Joan here.) In her new Senior Planet column Sex at Our Age, starting next week Joan will answer your questions – anything goes, from problems around decreased desire to solo sex and sex issues with your partner
Joan’s message: Sex in our later year can be rich and immensely satisfying. And if it isn’t, know that for every challenge, there is a solution. All we need is information, adaptation, creativity and a sense of humor.
To submit a question, email email@example.com.
The Senior Sex Month Challenge: Get Naked
To kick off Senior Sex Month, we asked Joan to come up with a challenge:
Do something new naked!
Then tell us about it.
Really! Surprise yourself and surprise us – if it isn’t so sexy, then just make it funny.
A few ideas from Joan:
- Dance naked
- Sleep naked
- Fantasize about answering the door naked
- Email your partner/date naked
- Pose naked for a nudie (yes – a naked selfie!)
- Serve breakfast naked (serve yourself if there’s no-one else)
- Watch your favorite hot movie naked
And if none of those ideas float your boat, improvise.
As we age, it’s easy to grow disconnected from our bodies. What with the aches and pains, the flab and wrinkles, we’re just not as comfortable with our naked selves as we once were. Reconnecting is a big part of getting our sexy back.
Comment below if you accept the challenge! (Feel free to invent an anonymous screen name; email addresses will not be visible). Then come back and tell us how it went. No photos please!
Sex at Our Age: Send Joan Your Questions
Looking for an answer or some information? Joan will select Senior Planet readers’ questions to respond to in her column. To send Joan a question, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions will be anonymous.
Are you taking the Get Naked challenge? Add your comments below.