Couple Sexuality After 60: Intimate, pleasurable and satisfying


Positive and affirming of all couples and erotic styles, this book by Barry & Emily McCarthy offers people over 60 a view of how they can enjoy sex, intimacy and pleasure alone and with others as long as they wish.
196 Pages   Published August 30, 2021 by Routledge


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.

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