Sex May be Wasted on the Young, 2e
For Boomers and Beyond

Lee Stones, Michael Stones    

Captus Press, ISBN 978-1-55322-065-7 (2004)
212 pages, 260 g, 5.5 X 8.5, $19.50 (US$19.50)

Reviewers described the first edition of Sex May Be Wasted on the Young as a "fearless little book ... frank and practical" (Rose Simone, Kitchener-Waterloo Record) that dispels myths and opens windows of understanding on the links between culture, sexuality and aging." (MaryLouise Barber, Mature Lifestyles).   Drawn on more than one hundred interviews with people between 40 and 85 years old, this explicit and informative book took a candid look at the challenges of mid-life and later-life sexuality, and included helpful, practical advice illustrated by case studies. 

The second edition, addressed to Boomers and Beyond, updates the discussion with insights during the past seven years that are truly revolutionary. These include those brought about by the potency drug Viagra; new scientific studies on sexual behaviors, thoughts and desires at different ages; internet dating, and alternative sexual lifestyles. The aims of the new edition remain true to those of the former: to show that sexuality does not wane with age but can undergo changes in expression; to combine scientific knowledge with practical advice in order to dispel myths and heighten prospects for lifelong romance.  

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Preface to this edition

Preface to the first edition

Part I
Chapter 1: Sex Isn't Wasted on the Old
Chapter 2: The Pervasiveness of Ageism in Modern Society
Chapter 3: Ageism and Religious Legacies
Chapter 4: Aging in an Era of Sexual Indulgence
Chapter 5: Aging and the Era of Intimacy
Chapter 6: Limp Penises, Low Libido, and Too Few Men
Chapter 7: Changing Places and Changing Times

Part II

Chapter 8: So You're Alone Now
Chapter 9: Boredom in the Bedroom
Chapter 10: Putting the Zing Back into Sex

Part III
Chapter 11: On Growing Up without Growing Old


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Lee Stones, originally from Newfoundland, has been involved in Gerontology research and community development around the issues relating to aging for well over twenty years. Residing in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Lee is the Northern Consultant for the Ontario Elder Abuse Prevention Strategy. She is also the web master for Lee has co-authored two books, written six performed plays and is currently working on a semi-spoof cookbook entitled Viagra Soup & Other Romantic Recipes. She has written advice columns for many years.

Michael Stones, Ph.D., was born and educated in England and has lived and researched in Canada since 1974. A prodigious author, he has written or co-authored five books and has published in excess of one hundred scientific articles. Michael is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay; he is well known internationally for his work in Gerontology. Recently he has developed his artistic side creating wonderful collages with Photoshop. He will be exhibiting in the U.S. in 2005.