Sex After…: Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes

Iris Krasnow. Gotham, $26 (272p) ISBN 978-1-592-40827-6
Krasnow (The Secret Lives of Wives) shares the experiences of women—and a few men—to demonstrate how sexual experiences change over the years. The author is a knowledgeable guide who shows great respect to the variety of life circumstances and aims to put readers at ease. Four sections work through the different stages in a person’s sexual life. Starting with a discussion about casual sex and “friends with benefits,” 20-somethings describe the feelings of empowerment that come with developing and following their own rules. Women talk about the joys and difficulties of life after childbirth, from feelings of deep connection to suffering feelings of post-partum depression and ugliness. Included is a section on sex after infidelity—from the perspectives of both those who have cheated and those who have been cheated on—as well as a discussion of sex after disease and injury. The final section covers sex for older individuals. Because Krasnow includes a vast number of people at different stages of their lives, there is something relatable for everyone and many opportunities to gain new knowledge as one moves through life. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 12/02/2013
Release date: 02/06/2014
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