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Aged: Sexual Desire And Dating After 50

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Illustration of a couple dancing in a spotlight with the word "Aged" written above them. The couple is a light-dark skinned masculine-presenting person with short brown hair, a formal white shirt and red bow-tie, black pants and black shoes and a medium-dark skinned femme-presenting person with a floor-length halter dress and red high heels.
Charnel Hunter

Anita is admittedly anxious about aging and what she'll have to re-negotiate about her body and her relationships as she gets older. Wisdom wanted.

Meet the guests:

  • Omisade Burney-Scott, creator and host of "The Black Girls' Guide To Surviving Menopause"talks about how aging has affected her mind, body and spirit
  • Pepper Schwartz, a sociologist, sexologist and relationships expert, talks about how the cultural myths around aging shape how people approach sex and relationships
  • Ellen Ashley talks about getting divorced at 60 and her varied experiences of dating online
  • Laura Stassi, host and creator of the podcast "Dating While Gray," shares her personal story that inspired the project.
  • Anita’s parents talk about the changes they’ve noticed in their aging bodies and how it’s affected their relationship

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Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist, host, creator, and executive editor of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health.