As I mentioned in my last post, I’m going to be sharing a series of stories about our challenges on the path to sexual satisfaction and aging. The piece I’m sharing today is an excerpt from our book, Making Love Again. This excerpt has to do with our experience dealing with the medical community. What […]
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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Even doctors hesitate to talk about sex
Four and a half years ago I was in a serious car accident in which I suffered four pelvic fractures on my left side and one on my right. I was restricted to put no weight on my left leg for three months. During my three weeks in the hospital I had 90 minutes of […]
Challenges on the path to sexual satisfaction and aging
This post is an introduction to a series of posts that deals with the delicate interplay of factors affecting one’s ability to experience sexual pleasure as we age. This topic is relevant to both of my websites: IntimacyAndAging.com and VirginiaLaken.com, a blog about living with MCI. Many people who have aged into their 60s, 70s […]
The power of steadfastness and touch
This post deals with the value of having a live-in partner, caregiver or helper. If that is not your current situation feel free to ignore. I’m 73 years old, Keith will soon be 74. Some would say that’s not “old” but to me, it is—in many ways I didn’t anticipate. I expected my limbs would […]
The evolution of intimacy
Standing in the corner of our bedroom is a life-size cardboard black and white photo of Keith and me at our wedding reception fifty-two years ago. It was a surprise gift given to us at a family reunion, masterminded by our children and niece and nephew, who snagged the original snapshot from our wedding album. […]
Why are couples so hesitant to talk about sex?
It seems a dichotomy that couples who share lovemaking are often hesitant to talk openly with each other about this most intimate act. Keith and I have witnessed this shyness many times when we speak to couples. It’s common for couples to approach us after our presentations and tell us how much they appreciate our […]