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Seeking Sexy, Celibate Seniors November 12, 2009

Posted by Onely in blog reviews.
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One of Onely’s favorite blogs, Better Than I Ever Expected, is looking for unpartnered seniors who want to talk about their experiences with sensuality and sexuality. I hope that some of our Copious Readers–both male and female–fit this demographic and will contact blogger Joan Price as described below. In my opinion,  her blog about senior sexuality is very very very important from a feminist perspective. The beauty, news, and entertainment industries do their best to tie female sexuality to female youthfulness, a link which we need to uncouple (heh). As women have gained more power in the workforce and a greater ability to support themselves, they’ve also gained more sexual freedom. Any attempt to limit women’s sexual freedom is an attempt also to restrict the women’s equality movement. Which is why  historically patriarchal establishments such as the mass media attempt to limit women’s sexual expression by tying sexuality tightly to youth and implying that to have a full, satisfying sex life, you must be or look young (read: naive, less powerful).  Here’s what Joan says about her latest project that deconstructs the stereotypes of senior sex, and here’s your chance for your (senior) voice to be heard:

Seeking Sexy, Celibate Seniors

Are you 50 – 80+, feeling sexy and enjoying your sensuality, yet celibate and unpartnered by choice? I’d like to interview you  by email for my new book, Naked at Our Age.

I’d like your story about being unpartnered at our age, and how you’ve channeled your sexuality into solo pleasuring and/or other outlets: art? exercise? paid companions? massage? nuzzling grandchildren? volunteerism? dance? You tell me.

I’m especially seeking women and men who haven’t turned off their sexual nature — you nurture, even celebrate your sexuality and your sensual enjoyment without a partner.

Please email me your story or your questions. You will be identified by a first name of your choice and your real age, and I’ll be the only one — ever! — who knows who you are.

Joan Price




Author of Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty (Seal Press, 2006, http://www.joanprice.com/BetterThanExpected.htm )

Join us — we’re talking about ageless sexuality at http://www.betterthanieverexpected.blogspot.com


1. Singlutionary - November 12, 2009

This is super exciting. I want to be old and sexy! I know I’m going to be old and sexy!

Onely - November 13, 2009

Go ahead Singlutionary! I think you will be!! = )

2. yashi - November 12, 2009

this is a great idea. i would love to hear these stories.

3. Joan Price - November 12, 2009

I just posted a comment and it disappeared. In case it really disappeared, and isn’t just awaiting moderation, I wrote to thank you for your lovely intro and for posting my request. Hope to hear from some Onely readers!

— Joan Price

Onely - November 13, 2009

Hmm, don’t know what happened, but it must have totally disappeared. . . Thanks for double-checking. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that some seniors are reading. . . (Well, other than my mom!) = )


4. Wag the Dog - November 15, 2009

It’s about time. The deification of youth is the source of a lot of the suckiness in this world.

Craig Furguson has already realised this:

Onely - November 16, 2009

Thanks Wag Dog–I laughed so hard at that. He’s brilliant!

5. Ruth Henderson - January 8, 2011

If pre-marital sex was wrong for our teenage children
They were instructed to wait for marriage then the same is for those of us widowed or partnerless. God sets the rules. Sex is the recreation of marriage and if we are not married we do not need to be taking any
liberties of marriage. Love!! feels better than sex.

Onely - January 8, 2011

Intelligence!! feels better than ignorance.

6. Joan Price - January 8, 2011

Ruth, I appreciate that your interpretation of “God sets the rules” guides your own decisions, and I respect that, truly. But the rest of us may view sexuality differently.

The book I was gathering information for is done (woo hoo!) and will be out in June 2011. It’s called Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex. Some chapters apply specifically to the Onely, most apply to both partnered and not.

7. Goldie - February 24, 2012

Love it!! I thought I was the only one. Sexuality, sex, and longing for the touch of a woman are ever with me. Fantasy is a joy! However, …

8. Seniors - January 2, 2013

At this moment I am going to do my breakfast, later than having my breakfast
coming again to read more news.

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