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Sex and the Seasoned Woman

Gail Sheehy

A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experience. . . . She can be alternately sweet, tart, bubbly, mellow. She can be maternal and playful. Bossy and submissive. Strong and soft. . . . The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of life. In her most groundbreaking work since Passages and The Silent Passage, bestselling author Gail Sheehy reveals a hidden cultural phenomenon-increased vitality in women's sex and love lives after fifty. Sex and the Seasoned Woman is the story of an intimate revolution taking place under our very noses. Boomer generation women in midlife are open to sex, love, dating, new dreams, exploring spirituality, and revitalizing their marriages as never before. This is a new universe of passionate, liberated women-married and single-who are unwilling to settle for the stereotypical roles of middle age and are now realizing they don't have to. As life spans grow longer and as societal constraints continue to loosen, older women-once free of the exhausting demands of young children, needy husbands, and demanding careers-find themselves ready to pursue the passionate life. They embrace their "second adulthood" as a period of reawakening. Written in Sheehy's singularly compelling style, combining interviews and research, this book gives voice to more than a hundred fascinating and colorful women. The inspiring stories tell of wives who reinvigorate their marriages after their children leave the nest as well as divorced, widowed, and long-single women who find new dreams and new loves. Sheehy delineates a crucial link between cultivating a new dream and reopening the pathway to intimacy and sexual pleasure. She also examines the latest medical breakthroughs addressing symptoms that have unnecessarily curtailed women's sex lives. From women who find their sexuality reawakened by a younger lover, to couples whose marriages survive health crises and grow stronger, to women wh

A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experience. . . . She can be alternately sweet, tart, bubbly, mellow. She can be maternal and playful. Bossy and submissive. Strong and soft. . . . The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of life. In her most groundbreaking work since Passages and The Silent Passage, bestselling author Gail Sheehy reveals a hidden cultural phenomenon-increased vitality in women's sex and love lives after fifty. Sex and the Seasoned Woman is the story of an intimate revolution taking place under our very noses. Boomer generation women in midlife are open to sex, love, dating, new dreams, exploring spirituality, and revitalizing their marriages as never before. This is a new universe of passionate, liberated women-married and single-who are unwilling to settle for the stereotypical roles of middle age and are now realizing they don't have to. As life spans grow longer and as societal constraints continue to loosen, older women-once free of the exhausting demands of young children, needy husbands, and demanding careers-find themselves ready to pursue the passionate life. They embrace their "second adulthood" as a period of reawakening. Written in Sheehy's singularly compelling style, combining interviews and research, this book gives voice to more than a hundred fascinating and colorful women. The inspiring stories tell of wives who reinvigorate their marriages after their children leave the nest as well as divorced, widowed, and long-single women who find new dreams and new loves. Sheehy delineates a crucial link between cultivating a new dream and reopening the pathway to intimacy and sexual pleasure. She also examines the latest medical breakthroughs addressing symptoms that have unnecessarily curtailed women's sex lives. From women who find their sexuality reawakened by a younger lover, to couples whose marriages survive health crises and grow stronger, to women wh
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A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experience. . . . She can be alternately sweet, tart, bubbly, mellow. She can be maternal and playful. Bossy and submissive. Strong and soft. . . . The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of life. In her most groundbreaking work since Passages and The Silent Passage, bestselling author Gail Sheehy reveals a hidden cultural phenomenon-increased vitality in women's sex and love lives after fifty. Sex and the Seasoned Woman is the story of an intimate revolution taking place under our very noses. Boomer generation women in midlife are open to sex, love, dating, new dreams, exploring spirituality, and revitalizing their marriages as never before. This is a new universe of passionate, liberated women-married and single-who are unwilling to settle for the stereotypical roles of middle age and are now realizing they don't have to. As life spans grow longer and as societal constraints continue to loosen, older women-once free of the exhausting demands of young children, needy husbands, and demanding careers-find themselves ready to pursue the passionate life. They embrace their "second adulthood" as a period of reawakening. Written in Sheehy's singularly compelling style, combining interviews and research, this book gives voice to more than a hundred fascinating and colorful women. The inspiring stories tell of wives who reinvigorate their marriages after their children leave the nest as well as divorced, widowed, and long-single women who find new dreams and new loves. Sheehy delineates a crucial link between cultivating a new dream and reopening the pathway to intimacy and sexual pleasure. She also examines the latest medical breakthroughs addressing symptoms that have unnecessarily curtailed women's sex lives. From women who find their sexuality reawakened by a younger lover, to couples whose marriages survive health crises and grow stronger, to women wh

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

12h 7m


Chapters

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02:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:43


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:10


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:52


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:07


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:11


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:26


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:34


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:56


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:50


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:42


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:40


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:29


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:22


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:56


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:04


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:33


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:25


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:30


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:37


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:43


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:23


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:22


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:45


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:03


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:30


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:37


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:13


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:53


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:25


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:12


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:32


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:45


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:29


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:10


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:01


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:22


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:04


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:51


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:26


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:18


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:20


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:30


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:05


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:21


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

01:58


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:05


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

02:45


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:55


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:08


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:12


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:05


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:27


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:45


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:51


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:47


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:32


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:48


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:35


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:54


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:09


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:29


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:30


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:55


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:14


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:02


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

02:37


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:15


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:29


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:41


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:19


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:30


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:05


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:52


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:24


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

02:35


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:52


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:06


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

02:02


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:10


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:14


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:01


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:56


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:36


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:48


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:26


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

02:24


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

02:58


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:28


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:48


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:18


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:27


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:19


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:13


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:59


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:11


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:09


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

02:54


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:36


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:00


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:36


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

02:54


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:11


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:09


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

03:41


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:29


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

02:39


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

02:53


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

02:45


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:04


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

03:12


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:06


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:16


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:33


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:16


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:20


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:56


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:30


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

03:56


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:01


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

05:38


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

03:39


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:03


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:58


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:29


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

02:28


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:29