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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

Length:

4h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:33


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:12


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:22


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:50


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:28


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:30