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‘If you want your sexual exuberance to match mine three decades after age 40, start listening to your elders’. That’s the advice American author Joan Price gave to Miley Cyrus in a 2013 open letter, after Cyrus announced that over-40s don’t have sex.
In 2011, Price wrote Naked at Our Age: Talking out Loud about Senior Sex, which explored the challenges, delights, surprises and frustrations of sex for older people. The book won awards and was praised for its warmth and humour as well as its practical, no-nonsense advice. Her new book is The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50: How to Maintain – or Regain! – a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life. Price will talk about sex – and seniors – with Australian sex therapist, educator and media commentator Cyndi Darnell.
Join us for a candid, funny, grown-up and possibly sexy (not promising anything – it’s a daytime event) conversation at the Wheeler Centre.
Cyndi Darnell is a holistic sex & relationship therapist, counsellor and sex educator, with advanced degrees in Counselling and Sexual Health and a Bachelor in Adult Education. She has presented across Australia as well as London, NYC and L.A., and is a published academic author and media commentator. Cyndi counsels individuals and couples, runs workshops and seminars on sex and the human condition, and offers insight into the quandaries of the erotic to transform fear into freedom.
Joan Price calls herself an advocate for ageless sexuality. She has been called other things by the media: ‘senior sexpert’, ‘the beautiful face of senior sex’ and – her favourite – ‘wrinkly sex kitten’.
Formerly a health and fitness writer – and before that, a high school English teacher – she now writes books about senior sex. Her latest book is The Ultimate Guide to Sex after Fifty: How to Maintain – or Regain! – a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life. Her earlier senior sex books include her memoir, Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty; the award-winning self-help guide, Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex; and the steamy senior sex anthology that she edited, Ageless Erotica.
We love exploring ideas here at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every second Thursday lunchtime, we hand the microphone over to thinkers, dreamers, writers and orators, so they can share the ideas that have been occupying them the most.
It’s a space to tunnel deep into a train of thought and emerge with surprising conclusions, recommendations for change, or simply a more evolved set of questions. The flexible format provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening: stories and opinions you won’t hear elsewhere.
Come for your lunch break and leave refreshed, your brain buzzing.