Sex After Grief

Sex After Grief : Navigating Your Sexuality After Losing Your Beloved (Healing After Loss, Grief Gift, Bereavement Gift, Senior Sex)

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#1 New Release in Sacred Sexuality, Winner of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Writing Award in Service/Self-Help Reclaim Your Sexuality After LossAn Honest Approach to Hard Questions: Sex is complicated at the best of times-but when we're overcome by grief, it's especially mysterious and confusing. How do we nurture ourselves as sexual beings when we're grieving the death of a partner? Why does taking care of ourselves sexually matter at a time when we'd rather hide under the covers and wail? How do we know when it's time to open ourselves to the sexual phase of a new relationship? And how do we do it?

A Grief Book like No Other: Sex after Grief is the first book to address sex and grief together and treat sex as a normal, positive, life-affirming part of emerging from such a difficult time. Joan Price, the top expert on senior sex, draws on her own experiences as a widow since 2008, when she lost the love of her life to cancer. She shares her raw grief journey, sexual reawakening (and the many stumbles along the way), and attempts to dip back into dating, along with excellent advice on handling each step.

Recovery on Your Own Timeline, in Your Own Way: As Price says, there's no right or wrong method or timeline for bringing our sexuality back into into our lives, whether it's with our own hands, a friend with benefits, a hook-up, a new companion, or any combination. Sex After Grief includes a variety of people's personal stories from folks of all genders and orientations. Some jumped into sex quickly. Some took years. Some withdrew from sexual possibility. No one was wrong, and no choice is defective or shameful.

Sex After Grief includes:

Inspiring tales of how different people brought sex back into their lives after the loss of their spouse or partner
Guidelines for dating again and getting sexual with a new person
Reasons that solo sex is healthy and can be the path to feeling sexual again
Advice from therapists, grief counselors, and sex coaches
Self-help takeaways for creating an action plan

Readers of Modern Loss, The Grief Recovery Handbook and Second Firsts will grow from and appreciate Sex After Grief.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 178 x 177.8 x 10.16mm | 136.08g
  • FL, United States
  • English
  • No
  • 164250033X
  • 9781642500332
  • 1,184,411

Table of contents

Table of ContentsChapter 1: Why a Book about Sex and Grief?
Chapter 2: Myths about Sex and Grieving
Chapter 3: My Own Struggle with Sex after Grief
Chapter 4: Solo Sex
Chapter 5: Dating Again
Chapter 6: For Non-Grievers Who Want to Date Us
Chapter 7: It's Okay If You're Not Ready
Chapter 8: Your (New) First Time
Chapter 9: It's Not All or Nothing
Chapter 10: The Pilot Light Lover
Chapter 11: Friend with Benefits
Chapter 12: After Caregiving Your Partner
Chapter 13: Massage or More?
Chapter 14: Sex of Many Stripes
Chapter 15: Journaling Your Journey
Chapter 16: Grief Counselors, Sex Coaches, and Support Groups
Chapter 17: What's Next?
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Review quote

"We predict that this will be one of the most important books to have been published around death and dying. Joan's words are delivered with kindness and her advice is true to the heart. There are two things in life that can change you: the books you read and the people you meet. Do yourself a favour, grab a copy of Sex After Grief. We believe that this book is relevant to anyone who has experienced loss of a partner, not just from death, but also as a result of the end of a relationship." - The Spicy Boudior Youtube Show

"I am so happy this book exists in the world. I think it is a solid resource written in a way that is inviting and not overwhelming. I hope libraries add it to their collections and grievers can find and be helped by this book." - Unlaced Librarian
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About Joan Price

Joan Price ( calls herself an advocate for ageless sexuality. She is the author of the Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50: How to Maintain - or Regain! - a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life; the award-winning self-help book, Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex; and the sexy memoir, Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty. At age 74, Joan continues to talk out loud about senior sex -- partnered or solo - in speeches, workshops, and webinars, and on her zesty blog about sex and aging,, where she has been offering senior sex news, views, and sex toy reviews since 2005.
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