Sex for Grownups: Dr. Dorree Reveals the Truths, Lies, And Must-Tries for Great Sex After 50
Author: Dorree Lynn, Ph.D. , with Cindy Spitzer
Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW
By the time you reach 50, chances are sex is no longer something shiny and new. In fact, you may even have come to think that since you aren’t as young, thin or agile as you used to be, great sex is a thing of the past. After all, if you watch TV long enough, you’ve seen all those ED commercials, featuring older adults, right?
Well don’t despair. While this book is not one of those how-to-do-it sex books, Dr. Dorree shows us that sex is recession proof and love is depression-proof. Good sex can add to our happiness, self-esteem and relationships at every age and stage in life.
In fact, while it’s easy to think there is something wrong with us now that we don’t look like Barbie and Ken or perform like athletes in bed, Dr. Dorree assures us that we are as normal as can be. And she proves that sex after fifty really can exist, and though it may be different from what we remember, it can actually be better than before.
What you’ll find here is information provided in an easy to follow format that presents sex as something that all of us need and can benefit from, no matter how old we are. In it, you’ll find many things you may have never heard of or read before, which just might change your life. The idea of this book is to transform your thinking and shift your attitudes.
The book is full of practical tips, information and new things to try in and out of bed. In it you’ll discover that while we might have lost our youth, we actually have the opportunity to experience something that can be even more marvelous – and we can remain sexually fulfilled beings as long as we are alive.
As Dr. Dorree says, sex is just too primal, pleasurable and good for us to give it up without a battle. At any age, sex can keep you healthier and may help you forget about your worldly woes for a while. After 50 – and even after 90 – we don’t need to toss out our condoms or hang up our vibrators. Sex and sensuality are integral and permanent to life, and there is no reason, if we are physically able, not to enjoy both for the rest of our lives.
“Sex for Grownups” pulls back the covers and goes boldly into the intimate lives of real adults having sex in their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.
This is a great book, one that you can open up to almost any page and learn something. In fact, you can dive into just about any chapter and learn something – and the book is designed to allow you to pick and choose from the chapters and sections that interest you – no need to read the book from front to back…
There are personal stories, tips, charts and questions throughout the book – all of them true – as are the answers.
Dr Dorree has a ‘use it or lose it’ approach to sex, and advises that although sex can be fun and increase intimacy, if you need another reason to keep your sex life active, consider the health benefits: Sex benefits your hair, skin and nails, it gets your heart pumping, supports balanced hormone production, burns calories and helps reduce stress.
Not to mention that good sex has the potential to offset or prevent depression and anxiety, improve sleep and may even reduce the need for some medications.
The book also includes sections and chapters on dating after 50, dealing with illnesses and chronic health problems, STDs, talking with your partner about sex — and even advice on sex toys.