Erotica After Midlife, books about women’s sexuality after menopause, and photography books that celebrate the beauty of ripe women, are great sources of knowledge and inspiration. Here you will find books about:
Stories about the erotic lives of other women our age connect us with our own joy and power. This sub-genre of erotica by Women of a Certain Age — what Stella calls Elderotica — is out there, waiting to be embraced.
Ripe women who want to learn about sexuality after midlife have a number of books to choose from, including several by the “senior sexpert,” Joan Price. These books give us knowledge and encouragement to continue enjoying and exploring.
We are blessed with photographers who see and share the beauty of older women. These volumes range from a celebration of cougar love, to a woman photographer whose eyes were opened as she approached the magical age of sixty. Pictures of our beauty can inspire our writing and our creativity.
Below are some of Stella’s favorites, including story collections, novels, and a memoir or two that read like novels, there’s poetry as well.
If you are a ripe woman who writes erotica, or if you would like to try it, these books are wonderful sources for prompts. Open a favorite volume, copy a sentence to start you off, and keep writing your own thoughts for ten or twenty minutes.
There are more publications in recent years than in prior times, as erotic writing by older women becomes more prevalent. As a reader and as a creator, you are playing a part in this developing process. Keep it up!
May you enjoy them all!
This book is part fiction, part essay, part poetry. The project was designed to help raise the level of visibility of the sexuality of women
Jane Juska was a fearless explorer who set off to live an erotic adventure in her sixties and then write about it. She was a
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