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A Frenchwoman's Guide to Sex after Sixty

Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Greystone
 | 
October, 2017
ISBN:
9781771643344
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$22.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Here an esteemed French psychologist and therapist explores how women—and men—of a certain age can enjoy love, sex, and desire in their sixties and seventies and beyond. With wit and a touch of irreverence, Marie de Hennezel shows that there is no age limit for erotic joy. Through interviews with countless older French women and men, de Hennezel uncovers a plethora of tips for enjoying a rich and satisfying sex life after age sixty.

We must stop looking in the mirror. We must stop seeking reassurance from our partner and build a bond based on intimacy with them instead, which includes physical pleasure.

She suggests that perhaps the most important point is to have a positive self-image—to love yourself—and instead of worrying about wrinkles and other outward signs of aging, to cultivate an inner youthfulness, which, combined with a certain maturity, she says, can be sexier than youth all by itself. It is better to skip the plastic surgery and intense workouts at the gym and focus on sensuality, pleasure, and emotional intimacy instead.

Tantra is a sacred sexual practice… Practitioners do not make love to experience intercourse but to enjoy the pleasure and relaxation that arise from the union and fusion of the couple and the alchemy they create.

Other tips for how to keep that certain je ne sais quoi include forgetting about sexual performance, shifting from thinking about the body you have (how it looks in the mirror) to focusing on the body you are (how it feels), and being able to surrender during love and sex. Bringing a sense of humor and a bit of playfulness to the boudoir doesn’t hurt either.

Many elders will breathe a sigh of relief with the seasoned wisdom of this book. In an afterword Marie also hears from an old friend who says,

“There’s something missing from your book. You need to talk about love, including sexual love, between two people whose health is failing. The ‘pure love’ that bonds a man and woman who know they are going to die, people in a state of ‘absolute poverty, having nothing else to lose when they will soon lose their life.’”

Publisher’s Description: 

A Frenchwomans advice for how womenand menof a certain age can enjoy love, sex, and desire in their sixties and seventies and beyond.

With wit and a soupon of irreverence, Marie de Hennezel shows that there is no age limit for erotic joy. Through interviews with countless older French women and men, de Hennezel uncovers a plethora of tips for enjoying a rich and satisfying sex life after age sixty. She suggests that perhaps the most important point is to have a positive self-imageto love yourselfand instead of worrying about wrinkles and other outward signs of aging, to cultivate an inner youthfulness, which, combined with a certain maturity, she says, can be sexier than youth all by itself. It is better to skip the plastic surgery and intense workouts at the gym and focus on sensuality, pleasure, and emotional intimacy instead.

Other tips for how to keep that certain je ne sais quoi include forgetting about sexual performance, shifting from thinking about the body you have (how it looks in the mirror) to focusing on the body you are (how it feels), and being able to surrender during love and sex. Bringing a sense of humor and a bit of playfulness to the boudoir doesnt hurt either.

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