Using a variable, flexible approach to couple sexuality based on the Good Enough Sex (GES) model, this book places the essence of sexuality in pleasure-oriented touching, not individual sex performance. Barry and Emily McCarthy introduce a new sexual mantra of “desire/pleasure/eroticism/satisfaction” with the goal of presenting a healthy model of sexuality to replace the traditional double standard that couples learn in young adulthood. Specific chapters focus on important areas like coming to terms with the new normal, female–male sexual equity, satisfaction being about more than intercourse and orgasm, valuing synchronous and asynchronous sexuality, psychobiosocial approaches to sexuality, and more.
Queer, trans and gender non-binary people are included in the stories of individuals and couples’ journeys to more satisfying sex in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond.
This book is also appropriate for couples therapists of all kinds who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in working with older people around sexuality.