Author’s note: This is an essay I wrote about eight years ago, when I was thinking of publishing a book of essays detailing the continuing journey of how Keith and I were dealing with sexual dysfunction and aging. I have done some editing for clarity only—leaving the honesty of the time, events, and emotions intact. […]
Intimacy & Aging Blog
On this blog, I share posts and resources on how aging affects intimacy, and our continued journey to retain and redefine intimacy after impotence. Click here for the introduction to the blog.
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Wow, if “body image” isn’t a phrase inherent with shame, embarrassment and inadequacies! Especially to most aging body holders. I don’t know a single person in their sixties, seventies, or beyond, who doesn’t lament the inevitable effects of aging on the body. Even the most physically fit, wrinkle-free and active seniors feel old at some […]
I assume if you are reading this blog you are aware of the book I authored, Making Love Again: Hope for Couples Facing Loss of Sexual Intimacy. Writing our journey of regaining intimacy and then getting the book published was a three-year, full-time job. Shortly after publication Keith and I began receiving invitations to speak […]
Beginning about ten years ago when Keith and I were in our early sixties, we began to notice a decline in our libido (our drive to engage in sex) and a resulting decline in our being intimate. This was followed by an increase in irritability and impatience with one another, and quickly led to bickering […]
As I’ve mentioned in past posts, Keith and I are fortunate to be associated with The Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota. Click here for an overview of the program and a video of Keith’s and my participation in a panel presentation to university medical students. This program has been of great […]
After publishing our book, Keith and I were introduced to The Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota. PHS, as it is referred to, offers the only PhD in Human Sexuality in the United States and is an integral component of the University of Minnesota’s Medical School. Among their numerous classes that focus […]