The bestsellingauthor of The Secret Lives of Wives offers a refreshingly honest look athow 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 onwomen’s minds as they age is, “How do I handle the shifts in my sexualitycaused by these transitions?”
In Sex After…,veteran journalist and New York Times bestselling author Iris Krasnowtackles this question head-on. Krasnow traveled the country, interviewing over150 women, from waitresses to CEOs, ages twenty to eighty-eight. Here sheshares their varied stories—raw, titillating, and, most importantly, real.Their confessions are bolstered by Krasnow’s in-depth research and reporting, aswell as commentary from experts ranging from oncologists, gynecologists, andsex therapists to a Rabbi and the still-feisty Dr. Ruth Westheimer. This richchorus of voices joins together in an unprecedented and all-encompassingexploration of each phase of intimacy and sexuality and of how life’s passagesaffect a woman’s mind, body, and soul.
We meet a youngwife whose husband lost a leg in Afghanistan; women re-jiggering theirrelationships after pregnancy, mastectomies, and hysterectomies; and thosedealing with husbands with prostate cancer or a penchant for Viagra. We arealso thrust into the sagas of post-college random sex and dating after divorceand widowhood—in an era when STDs in older populations are on the rise. Andthere are testimonies from long-married grandmothers—a sunset period of lifethat can turn out to be very sexy, through adjusted expectations and theintroduction of new toys and new routines.
In her trademarkconversational style, Krasnow leaves no stone unturned when it comes to sex andintimacy, from hooking up in the twenties to hooking up in senior communities—andeverything in between.
A well-craftedbalance of inspirational (and juicy) anecdotes and prescriptive medicalinformation, this is the book that offers every woman secrets and strategies thatwill help her feel sexy and fully alive throughout the female growth cycle.