author of The Secret Lives of Wives offers a refreshingly honest look at
how to enjoy a long, satisfying sex life no matter what life throws at you.
Hooking up, marriage,
childbirth, infidelity, divorce, menopause, widowhood—women’s lives have many stages, changes, and challenges. A prevailing question on
women’s minds as they age is, “How do I handle the shifts in my sexuality
caused by these transitions?”
In Sex After…,
veteran journalist and New York Times bestselling author Iris Krasnow
tackles this question head-on. Krasnow traveled the country, interviewing over
150 women, from waitresses to CEOs, ages twenty to eighty-eight. Here she
shares their varied stories—raw, titillating, and, most importantly, real.
Their confessions are bolstered by Krasnow’s in-depth research and reporting, as
well as commentary from experts ranging from oncologists, gynecologists, and
sex therapists to a Rabbi and the still-feisty Dr. Ruth Westheimer. This rich
chorus of voices joins together in an unprecedented and all-encompassing
exploration of each phase of intimacy and sexuality and of how life’s passages
affect a woman’s mind, body, and soul.
We meet a young
wife whose husband lost a leg in Afghanistan; women re-jiggering their
relationships after pregnancy, mastectomies, and hysterectomies; and those
dealing with husbands with prostate cancer or a penchant for Viagra. We are
also thrust into the sagas of post-college random sex and dating after divorce
and widowhood—in an era when STDs in older populations are on the rise. And
there are testimonies from long-married grandmothers—a sunset period of life
that can turn out to be very sexy, through adjusted expectations and the
introduction of new toys and new routines.
In her trademark
conversational style, Krasnow leaves no stone unturned when it comes to sex and
intimacy, from hooking up in the twenties to hooking up in senior communities—and
everything in between.
balance of inspirational (and juicy) anecdotes and prescriptive medical
information, this is the book that offers every woman secrets and strategies that
will help her feel sexy and fully alive throughout the female growth cycle. Download and start listening now!