by An Ordinary Man (the novel)

Dr. Lauren Streicher, a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, has released a book for women who have thrown their sex lives away because of treatable physical symptoms. The book, Love Sex Again, apparently coins the term sexability to reflect a woman’s ability to physically enjoy sex by getting past common – and treatable – issues. The target audience is presumably the post-menopausal woman, who might be running into those problems exactly when her like-aged husband is more dependent than ever on his own sexuality to define himself, so obviously, it could be an important read. I like the quote from her website: “turn sexual agony into sexual ecstasy,” which is as it should be. I also like the title; I suspect when you first got married, it had a lot to do with love and sex and she is trying to make it possible for this to be the situation now – again – and also because while you can have sex without love, it’s pretty tough for a man to have love without sex. Richard, an ordinary man, attempts to explain it in my novel, An Ordinary Man.

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