Stress and Sex in the Time of Pandemic

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Scaring Our Pants Off – Stress and Sex in the Time of Pandemic This is not the blog I planned for today.  I was planning to publish an interview with Melanie Davis, the author of an excellent new sexual education program for older adults. I look forward to running Melanie’s interview when the time is […]

Including Ourselves in the Circle of Care

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Including Ourselves in the Circle of Care Three of my children were preschoolers at the same time. If you’ve lived through that phase of life, you probably don’t remember much, because you were too busy coping with each moment to reflect and store away memories. I do recall women whose children were already grown telling […]

Top 10 Reasons Women Over 50 Should Write Erotica

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Top 10 Reasons Women Over 50 Should Write Erotica Ever since I wrote Aphrodite’s Pen: The Power of Writing Erotica after Midlife, older women who haven’t yet written erotica have asked me to break it down. Effectively, the question is “What’s in it for me?” Here are my top 10 reasons women over 50 should […]

Lioness in Winter: Sheri S. Tepper

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Lioness in Winter: Sheri S. Tepper When I was forty, in the midst of raising children and being a corporate drone, I read Gateway to Women’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper. Gateway, published in 1988, is an audacious book. I had grown up in the heyday of male-centric post-apocalyptic science fiction. By contrast, Tepper’s novel […]

Starting an Erotic Writing Group

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Starting an Erotic Writing Group I wish that for other groups, they discover within themselves and each other a wild mystery, an untamed imagination.   Billie Berlin Imagine meeting each month with a circle of older women as co-creators, joining together to celebrate our power and creativity. What could be more fun, and more liberating, […]

Writing Sexy Memoir Scenes

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Writing Sexy Memoir Scenes Our memoirs are rich because we have lived full lives. And when we tell our stories, erotic life is an integral part. Chances are, there have been sexual events in your life that changed who you were, that altered your trajectory. Sex may have been a catalyst for you and your […]