The News & Advance: ‘Sexpert’ Tackles ‘Sex after Sixty’ at Senior Center

April 13th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink

‘Sexpert’ Tackles ‘Sex after Sixty’ at Senior Center

By Amy Trent
From The News & Advance 04.13.12

 

Producing a bowl of brightly colored condoms from her small stash of props, Doree Lynn got right down to business.

“Sex is your birthright; it keeps you healthy,” said Lynn, a Georgetown-based clinical psychologist and “sexpert” who specializes on an issue she said is too overlooked — sex in later life.

Lynn made a special trip to Lynchburg on Friday to meet with Lynchburg College students and seniors at the Templeton Senior Center for “Sex After Sixty,” where she touched on everything from safe sex and sexual aids to the importance of communication and the power of human touch.

“Sex drive hormones do tend to fade with age, but our core sexuality never goes away,” she said. » Read the rest of this entry «

The Georgetowner: His Time Alone

April 4th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink

His Time Alone

By Dr. Dorree Lynn
From The Georgetowner 04.04.12

 

 

One of the most asked questions by women is “Why does my boyfriend/husband still masturbate when we have such a good sex life?” The simple, humorous answer is, I’m afraid, that men are ultimately and unendingly amused by their own penises.

Let’s start by addressing a few of the points and benefits of masturbation. Masturbation is a way for men (and women) to learn about their bodies. It teaches us where and how we enjoy being touched and stimulated. In turn, we can communicate that to our partners in order for them to know how we like to be touched and stimulated. Additionally, masturbation is healthy! It causes your heartbeat to increase, increases the flow of blood throughout the body, releases endorphins in the brain, and flushes toxins from the body. Furthermore, some research has revealed that people who masturbate tend to have not only more sex, but better sex!

Masturbation can also be beneficial to your relationship.  » Read the rest of this entry «

The Georgetowner: Day Trips & Hotel Sex

March 7th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink

Day Trips & Hotel Sex

By Dr. Dorree Lynn
From The Georgetowner 03.07.12

 

 

Sometimes it seems like there’s nothing better than taking a trip with that special someone, spending the day seeing the sights and finishing the night with some nice, no holds barred hotel sex. Often, our daily lives get the best of us. We give our all at the office and then we’re give out by the time we get home. Sometimes we have to remove ourselves from the mundane day-to-day, get out of town for a bit, and just spend some quality time with someone we care about.

The benefits of hotel sex are numerous. Something about being in a new place, away from home and all the drudges of every day life, can have a positive impact on attitude, mental and physical health, and can improve the bond between partners. Taking a trip together also gives you an opportunity to work together—deciding on a destination, figuring out how to get there, coming to an agreement on what to do once you’re there, and finally, celebrating your love in a room that isn’t filled with piled up laundry and photos of your family watching your every move. » Read the rest of this entry «

Grand Magazine: Bloom With Every Season

March 1st, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink

Bloom With Every Season

By Dr. Dorree Lynn
From Grand Magazine 03/04 2012

Click the screen shot of Dr. Dorree’s article in Grand Magazine to Read it Online


I have always had a penchant for adventure. There was a time in the 70’s and 80’s where you could have found me along with my two adopted Indian daughters traveling across countries in Europe and outposts of Asia where many white women would have feared to tread. But we went, we adventured, and we survived. It’s safe to say that I have sailed, hiked, trained, planed, and automobiled my way across most of this great planet, yet the thought of moving from the busy city of Washington, DC to the casual beaches of Florida nearly paralyzed me. I’m a New Yorker by birth! City streets, noisy people, cars honking and screeching are all comforting sounds to me. In my world, the bucolic life has always been for vacation, not every day living. » Read the rest of this entry «

Grownups.co.nz: Survey

February 10th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink

Survey

By Dr Dorree Lynn
From Grownups.co.nz

 

I’m so happy to be a part of Grownups.co.nz in New Zealand! I fell in love with New Zealand when I was there a number of years ago and your country holds a special place in my heart. I had planned to visit New Zealand for three weeks, but was lured to stay six on both the North and South Islands. From Auckland, to the Milford Trail, Christchurch, Whitianga, to beaches and gliders, NZ has the freshest bass and best cream in the world (it is one of the few countries where I’ve ever gained weight).

Judging by the emails and web hits, New Zealanders seem to be pretty hip to healthy sexual relationships. Together with the team of experts at GrownUps, we’ve put together a sexy survey to learn all about your pleasures, preferences, kinks and curiosities. Once we receive enough input, we will tally the answers and publish it on the site, revealing your collective sexual proclivities anonymously for the world to see and possibly learn from.

 

Start the Survey here* » Read the rest of this entry «

The Georgetowner: To Wed or Not to Wed

February 8th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink

To Wed or Not to Wed

By Dr. Dorree Lynn
From The Georgetowner 02.08.12

 

There are more people talking about the value and sanctity of marriage than there are actually people standing before one another saying, “I do.” Recent studies that revealed that marriage rates were down in the United States—lower than they’ve ever been in fact—have rattled marriage protection groups and fueled the conversation over the definition of marriage and its role in modern society. From same-sex couples who want the protection of marriage to domestic partnerships for widows/widowers who refuse to remarry for economic reasons, marriage is a single-source-topic but nobody is on the same page. » Read the rest of this entry «

Forever Young: Sex for Grownups

February 1st, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink

Sex for Grownups

By Barbara Salter
From Forever Young Magazine 02.01.12

 

Dr. Dorree Lynn is a clinical psychologist and media expert for the American Psychological Association and AARP.. She is also a bestselling author of three books, including “Sex for Grownups: Dr. Dorree Reveals the Truth, Lies and Must-Tries for Great Sex after 50″ and founder of FiftyandFurthermore.com, a popular website that celebrates growing older as a time for creative and passionate living.

In addition to FiftyandFurthermore.com, Dr. Lynn writes for many other respected websites and publications, including VibrantNation.com and YourTango.com, and has her own column, “Between the Sheets,” in Washington, D.C.’s popular newspaper, “The Georgetowner.”

At the age of 70, Dr. Lynn is nationally known for her sage wisdom, often delivered with wicked wit.  She is currently in the process of moving her home base from Washington, D.C., to Jacksonville.

Dr. Lynn took some time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions about romance, sex and relationships exclusively for the Hometown News. » Read the rest of this entry «

Be Fabulous Magazine: Licensed to be Loopy

February 1st, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink

Licensed to be Loopy

By Dr. Dorree Lynn
From Be Fabulous Magazine 01/03 2012

 

Did you know that your imagination is the last thing to go before you die?  It’s true.  Just ask any nursing home employee and they’ll spill with funny stories of people with wild thoughts.

Imagination never dies.  We may have a few aches and pains, worry about forgetting things, and find ourselves needing more rest than recreation, but our ability to create and to imagine never fades.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re 49 or 94, it’s okay to be a little loopy.  Modern culture already characterizes aging as “the older you become, the more strange you get,” and there are plenty of ageless individuals out there with great senses of humor.  And at our age, what reason do we have for not embracing this “get out of jail free card” and having a little fun from time to time.

I’m not suggesting that you execute your right as an older person to have lapses in memory, and at a family dinner one night, begin speaking to a bowl of vegetables as if it were talking back at you—just to laugh at the family’s reaction before claiming confidently that you were just “keeping their wits as strong as yours.”  Having a funky and off-beat sense of humor towards aging is, in some cases, funny, but that’s not what I mean. » Read the rest of this entry «

The Georgetowner: Changing Positions in 2012

January 11th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink

Changing Positions in 2012 With a Positive Attitude

By Dr. Dorree Lynn
From The Georgetowner 01.11.12

 

 

 

Greetings and welcome to 2012! I hope you have had a wonderful holiday and celebrated the New Year in your own unique savvy style. This is the 70th time I have ushered in a new year, though admittedly I can’t recall the earliest ones, and I can’t speak of the most fun ones.

At the start of this 2012, I have many wishes for all: the usual health, joy, fulfillment, prosperity, and whatever your special family values might be. But this year, following on a year of so much upheaval and for many in economic pain, I especially wish for positive attitudes. As the saying goes, “Don’t sweat the small stuff!” And, of course, reach out and remember to love. With or without sex, good relationships are best. Put effort into reaching out, we all need more connection. » Read the rest of this entry «

Grand Magazine: Sex for Better Health

January 1st, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink

Sex for Better Health

By Dr. Dorree Lynn
From Grand Magazine 01/02 2012

Click for a screen shot of Dr. Dorree’s article in Grand Magazine

 

Ask any twenty-something about sex for seniors and they will probably look a bit grossed out.  Ask a sixty-something about sex for seniors and they will likely give you a secret smile.  That is because we seniors know the real truth that sex only gets better with age.  Furthermore, sex for those over 50 helps keep us healthy in several ways.

Naturally, the sex you have early in life is not the same sex you have later in life, but the benefits are just as powerful. Your brain is your largest sexual organ, so you have to start with how you define sex. Sex is more than penetration.  It is about an intimate connection, and it can easily begin in the morning with “I love you.” Intercourse is merely an element of sex, supplemented with passionate kissing and intimate touch.

 

Why bother?

Sex is our birthright, and, believe it or not, sexual desire is one of the last capacities we lose when we age.  Sex for the ageless allows us an opportunity to connect with our partners.  The physical requirements of sex, presumably lower impact at a higher age, helps us burn fat and exercise our bodies, causing the brain to release endorphins that help alleviate anxieties. Studies have shown that frequent sex at older ages can help increase our lifespan and strengthen relationships. » Read the rest of this entry «