Doin’ it

Psychiatrist writes “Scary Old Sex” stories around late-life lovemaking

A senior couple dances. (John Moore/Getty Images)

A New York Times review of Arlene Heyman’s first book, Scary Old Sex, was described as “sustained and stylish” this week. Heyman’s work was written by the psychiatrist over three decades in New York City’s Upper West Side and includes characters who live in the same neighborhood – a bevy of older people who experience a full range of life. There’s illness, adult children and caretaking, but then there’s the sex, of course which the Times says will have you blushing in public. Describing her second husband in a story, one woman “remembered again why she did not like to make love in the daytime.” Another experiences “yearning her breasts seem to have developed for her waist.” There are beautiful descriptions of bodies both male and female in entirely human positions – and we are adding this one to our reading list.

Read the full story at the New York Times.

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