Blogs & Columns

Books

  • Another Chance for Love: Finding a Partner Laterin Life, by Sol Godon & Elaine Shimberg
  • Before the Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause by Ann Louise Gittleman
  • Better than I Ever Expected:Straight Talk about Sex after Sixty by Joan Price is a woman-to-woman friendly book that acknowledges the challenges and celebrates the delights of older-life sexuality.
  • Coping with Erectile Dysfunction, by Michael E. Metz & Barr W. McCarthy
  • Dr. Ruth’s Sex after 50, by Ruth K. Westheimer
  • Guide to Getting it On, by Paul Joanniddes, is a highly popular, comprehensive book written in conversational style.
  • Love Stories of Later Life: A Narrative Approach to Understanding Romance, by Amanda Smith Barusch
  • Many and Moore: A Celebration of Love in Later Life, edited by Jane Mead
  • Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex by Joan Price provides compassionate, practical recommendations for older adults who are or who wish to be sexually active.
  • Look Within: A Woman’s Journal by Melanie Davis is a place to celebrate what makes you a special, unique woman. You will explore your thoughts, feelings, and ideas by reflecting on what you appreciate and enjoy about yourself and your sexuality, as well as your expectations and hopes for the future.
  • Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter is a curriculum of turnkey sex ed lessons for older adults. Use a single lesson plan, several lessons, or the entire series to create a multi-week course.
  • Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause by the Bostom Women’s Health Book Collective
  • Seniors and Sexuality: Experiencing Intimacy in Later Life, Robynne Neugebauer-Visano, editor
  • Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire, by Lisa M. Diamond
  • Sexuality & Long-Term Care: Understanding and Supporting the Needs of Older Adults by Gayle Appel Doll takes a person-centered approach to resident sexuality in long-term care. It addresses the question of how long-term care facilities can respond to the sexual desires of older adults while balancing individual resident rights against the needs and concerns of the community as a whole.
  • Still Doing It: Women & Men Over 60 Write About Their Sexuality, Joani Blank, editor
  • The Lesbian Love Companion: How to Survive Everthing from Heartthrob to Heartbreak, by Marney Hall
  • The New Love and Sex After 60 by Robert N. Butler and Myrna I. Lewis
  • The Secret Pleasures of Menopause by Christiane Northrup

Sexuality Educators, Therapists, Consultants & Trainers

Organizations

Adult Toys and Enhancements

Videos

  • Gen Silent is a powerful documentary by Stu Maddux, which shows the disparity in the quality of paid caregiving from mainstream care facilities committed making their LGBT residents safe and happy to places where LGBT elders face discrimination by staff and bullying by other seniors.
  • SexSmartFilms.com offers classic and contemporary educational films, viewable online. Many free videos; premium subscriptions provide access to resources for sex therapists and educators.
  • Sex Therapy Video Series produced and directed by Mark Schoen includes couples’ guides to sexual pleasure through sensate focus. DVDs available for heterosexual, lesbian, and gay couples.
  • Sinclair Institute offers a host of sexual education videos that are tastefully produced. Of special interest to older adults may be the titles “The Couples Gide to Great SEx Over 40″ (Vol. I and II).

Miscellaneous

  • Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice is a very useful report published by the National Center for Transgender Equality and SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elderly.
  • JustGetTested.com offers inexpensive and confidential STD and sexual wellness blood testing in over 1700 locations throughout the United States. Visit the website, buy the test, take the test to a local lab, and receive your results in 2-3 days.
  • The Sexuality and Access Survey Summary is survey is a first step toward addressing the sexuality-related experiences of people with disabilities who make use of attendant support in their daily lives and the experiences of those who provide these services and support.