Joan Price is talking out loud about a subject that is often ignored or ridiculed in our society: later-life sexuality. No topic related to elder sexuality is off-limits. Many of them are having unsatisfying sex, or no sex at all, and are seeking advice. Price presents their personal stories, and follows up with tips from sex therapists, health professionals, counselors, sex educators, and other knowledgeable experts.
In San Francisco, where nude men once gathered to chat in the sun and employees of Silicon Valley discover new ways for us to leave our bodies behind, Richard Rodriguez ponders the meaning of nudity in the Internet era. By old, I mean — at 25 paces — he looked to be nearly my age. Should I look away? His torso was trimmer than mine; his legs less sturdy. His hair as thin. The old man looked straight ahead, as beautiful young women learn to do.
Society tells us that most of our worth is tied to our youthful looks. This generates a sense of panic among 30 something dating, all of us hoping to lock down a mate before we hit our expiration date. This expiration date also applies to our careers.
Novels set in Narnia, Middle Earth, or any world inhabited by talking animals. Or: Stop tagging yourself. Flat-front pants, no cuff. Make sure it fits well — not too tight or too loose at the shoulders, chest, waist, and cuffs.