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Sex and the Seasoned Woman: Pursuing the Passionate Life Paperback – January 30, 2007
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Gail Sheehy's newest book "Sex and the Seasoned Woman" is truly a must-read for all women over 45. It covers sex and aging for those women who wish to live passionate lives. It is not for those women who are content to live their lives slogging on, simply surviving from day to day. It is for those of us who want more.
One of the great revelations of this book (for me) is that sex can continue well into the mature years. The author discusses approaches (including medical and scientific) women can now avail themselves of to keep themselves healthy and capable of sexual activity.
One thing I didn't realize is that "use it or lose it" applies to vaginal health. If you do not repeatedly ensure blood flow to the vagina, it will atrophy, and thus be less capable of functioning...the book goes into this in detail (which I won't do here). But I think that this is something every woman should study.
Certain women may have reservations about buying this book, thinking it to be a book about promiscuity. It is not. It covers faithful marital sex---all types of sex---so that it will apply to you no matter what your lifestyle. However, the one constant is that in order to enjoy it, you will need to want to be vital, sensual, alive, passionate, and active in order to find this book interesting.
The book covers the different passages women go through in their pre-50's, and each decade thereafter until they pass 100. It covers sex in the Bible Belt, including the phenomenon of Passion Parties in the small rural towns of the south---apparently there are women in all sociological groups who wish to have good sexual relationships with their mates.Read more ›
Often these women connect with younger men, though usually only for a period of months - regardless, the women find the experience permanently enhances their self-esteem and is liberating.
Certainly beats growing old without the pleasures of the flesh!
Seasoned Woman! I read Passages 35 years ago, and the book
stopped at age 40. This book resonates so many truisms for me now in my 60's, and looking forward another 35 years!
The seasoned woman who finds her purpose, her passion, can ignite the spirits of those around her. Her sexuality encompasses her sensuality, her living life fully. Sheehy's stories give women permission to live life fully. No, it's not just about sex, and that is why it is such an important book. And indeed, this is not for everyone....only those who are open to exploring this second of half of life as a true adventure!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good and readable book. Book was as described. Very pleasedPublished 4 months ago by Gerda Jarvis
Yes, people have sex when they are old. Great. Now we know. Very similar to the old book "Having It All" (Helen Gurley Brown for the next generation). Read morePublished 13 months ago by S. Thurman
Educational for a guy that has never been a "seasoned woman". I look forward to the lab work, if ever.Published 20 months ago by Jack G. Nichols
This book is insightful for both sexes and should be mandatory reading for any relationship-its a game changerPublished 22 months ago by David Fiebelkorn
Loved this book. Read it between Seasoned Romance, Books 1 and 2, and it fit perfectly sandwiched beteen. So much to learn, so fun to practice!Published on July 13, 2014 by Prairie Rose
I had so much fun reading this book. Gail Sheehy writes eloquently, yet humorously, about how to pursue a passionate life when this culture seems ready to put most of us over 50... Read morePublished on March 1, 2014 by Lydia Olaguibel
Check all the reviews on amazon. Borrow it from the library. You need this book. Trust me I'm 70 and my life is changing.You're never to old to learn.Published on February 17, 2014 by S. Stuart
I love this book because it helped me to see that I am not alone in this world of the seasoned woman and helped me to realize that llife goes on and should be lived fully,... Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Maryann