Bibliography - Sex in Middle and Later Life
Better than Ever: Love and Sex at Midlife
2005; Crowne House Publishing
This guide for couples, by the author of The New Male Sexuality, is based on interviews with 145 women ages 45 to 87. The author suggests that many men and women are having good sex well into their later years. He explores the myths and facts about sex and aging and present tools and techniques for older couples.
For Each Other: Sharing Sexual Intimacy
Lonnie Barbach, Ph.D.
This book provides the reader with more than 50 exercises that explain how to increase sexual desire, experience orgasms with their partner, and enhance vaginal sensitivity. Chapters include "Learning about Yourself: The Sexual Arousal Process," "Sexuality: An Ongoing Journey," "What Is Normal Sexual Desire," and "Lack of Sexual Desire."
Marvel L. Williams, Ph.D., R.N.
2000; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
This guide gives adults the information they need to recognize and adjust to the normal sexual changes brought on by aging. Chapters include "The Sexually Fulfilled Woman," "Preserving Male Sexual Function," "Sex and the Prostate," "The Sexual Challenges of Cancer," "The Truth about Sex and Heart Disease," and "Staying Sexual No Matter What."
The New Love and Sex After 60
Robert N. Butler, M.D. and Myrna I. Lewis, M.S.W.
This book provides older adults with the most up-to-date information on later-life sexuality. Chapters include: "The New Love and Sex After 60," "Normal Physical Changes in Sexuality That Occur With Age," "Sexual Fitness," and "Common Medical Problems and How they Affect Sexuality."
Alan M. Altman, M.D., and Laurie Ashner
This book includes case narratives, medical information, and communication techniques for couples wanting to revitalize sexuality in midlife. Chapters include "Discovering the Secrets in the Bedroom and a Five-Step Plan for Ridding Yourself of Them Forever," "Understanding Aging and Sexual Response—What's Normal and What's Not," and "Making Love the Way You Used To."
Joanie Blank, Editor
2000; Down There Press.
This book, consisting of personal stories and experiences of women and men over 60, is a testament to sexuality throughout the life cycle.
Books for Men
The Complete Prostate Book: What Every Man Needs to Know
J. Stephen Jones, M.D.
2005; Prometheus Books
This book, written by a urologist, addresses the concerns many men have about prostate health as they age including benign prostate problems, enlarged prostates, risk of prostate cancer, and the latest treatments. It also addresses sexual health.
Alan L. Ellis, Editor
This collection of essays explores what it means to be a gay man at midlife. The essays address a wide range of topics, including searching for intimacy, coping with failing health and HIV, developing concern about social support and familial relationships, and considering the role of religion and spirituality in men's lives.
2000; Ballantine Books
This health resource provides gay men with a wealth of information on topics such as sexual pleasure, relationships and intimacy, medical care, mental health and therapy, spirituality and community. Topics related to middle and later life include ageism, AIDS and older men, and the prostate.
Bernie Zilbergeld, Ph.D
This comprehensive book addresses all aspects of male sexuality. Chapters include "What Is This Thing Called a Penis?" "On the Road to Better Sex," "How to Be a Better Listener," "Touching," and "Resolving Erectile Problems with Sex Therapy."
Books for Women
Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book, Fourth Edition
Susan M. Love, M.D.
2005; De Capo Lifelong Books.
This revised edition provides a comprehensive look the breast. Chapters include "The Healthy Breast," "Common Problems of the Breast," "Diagnosis of Breast Problems," "Prediction and Prevention of Cancer," "Treating Breast Cancer," and "Living with Breast Cancer." Appendices are included.
Susan M. Love, M.D., with Karen Lindsey
2003; Three Rivers Press
The author believes that menopause is a natural part of a woman's life and this book provides women with comprehensive information. The revised edition offers easy-to-follow information on the often confusing research into hormones and hormone replacement therapy.
Marcy R. Adelman, Ph.D., Editor
This collection of essays explores the complexities of relationships and bonds that sustain and nurture our lives. Essays include "Lesbian Friendships at Midlife: Patterns and Possibilities for the 21st Century," "The Bloom Is on the Rose: The Impact of Midlife on the Lesbian Couple," "Lesbian Dating and Courtship from Young Adulthood to Midlife," "Making Up for Lost Time: Chemically Dependent Lesbians in Later Life," and "Midlife Lesbian Parenting."
Christiane Northrup, M.D.
This second edition provides information on menopause using case histories as well as the author's life-changing experiences. It also examines the connection between menopause and a woman's emotional and spiritual life. Chapters include "Menopause Puts Your Life Under a Microscope," "The Brain Catches Fire at Menopause," "Hormone Replacement: An Individual Choice," "Creating Pelvic Health and Power," and "Sex and Menopause: Myths and Reality."
Ivan K. Strausz, M.D.
2001; De Capo.
This book provides women with advice on new and effective ways to treat chronic pelvic pain and related gynecological symptoms without radical surgery. Chapters include "Avoiding Hysterectomy," "How Your Body Works," and "Chronic Pelvic Pain: An Overview."