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  • 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