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Walker Thornton

Walker Thornton is a 61-year-old sex writer, educator and public speaker. She has ranked in the Kinkly Sex Blogging Superheroes for the last three years. Walker has spoken at national sexuality conferences, speaking on midlife sexuality. She is a member of the Leadership Committee of the Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University. Walker writes for Midlife Boulevard, Senior Planet and other websites and online magazines. You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter. Website: www.walkerthornton.com

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Information about sexual health is often geared toward younger women. Here's what older women should know

Sex and Online Dating - How Soon Is Too Soon? Sex and Online Dating - How Soon Is Too Soon? Sex and Online Dating - How Soon Is Too Soon? Sex and Online Dating - How Soon Is Too Soon?


Online dating isn't going away. If you meet someone online, how soon is too soon for

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I’ve heard from several women in their late 50s and early 60s with questions about vibrators. Here's everything they need to know

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One of the things our culture assumes about older people is that we aren’t having sex anymore. Of course we are

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There will always be times when we don't think having sex is worth the time, the effort or the reward. But sometimes, it pays to do it...

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Enjoying a better sex life is all about inviting desire. Doing that involves being honest with yourself - and your partner

A Delicate Flower: The Vulva and Why We Should Appreciate It A Delicate Flower: The Vulva and Why We Should Appreciate It A Delicate Flower: The Vulva and Why We Should Appreciate It A Delicate Flower: The Vulva and Why We Should Appreciate It


May is National Masturbation Month. What a perfect time to give some serious thought to our vaginas, clitorises and labia, to ponder their...

New Drugs and Devices Can Spur Arousal, but They Miss the Boat on Intimacy New Drugs and Devices Can Spur Arousal, but They Miss the Boat on Intimacy New Drugs and Devices Can Spur Arousal, but They Miss the Boat on Intimacy New Drugs and Devices Can Spur Arousal, but They Miss the Boat on Intimacy


With all the focus on technology for women's pleasure, it's time to put the focus where it belongs: intimate touch

Sex in Midlife, Let's Talk About It! (With Your Healthcare Provider) Sex in Midlife, Let's Talk About It! (With Your Healthcare Provider) Sex in Midlife, Let's Talk About It! (With Your Healthcare Provider) Sex in Midlife, Let's Talk About It! (With Your Healthcare Provider)


Midlife women have a lot of concerns, and some can be about sex. Here's how you can talk to your healthcare practitioner

Sex After 50: It's Time to Change Things Up Sex After 50: It's Time to Change Things Up Sex After 50: It's Time to Change Things Up Sex After 50: It's Time to Change Things Up


Just because you're older doesn't mean you have to do the same old things! Here's how one sex writer changed up her life after she turned...

The Number 1 Tip for Better Sex as You Age? Pillow Talk! The Number 1 Tip for Better Sex as You Age? Pillow Talk! The Number 1 Tip for Better Sex as You Age? Pillow Talk! The Number 1 Tip for Better Sex as You Age? Pillow Talk!


Want to have better sex as you get older? Have good pillow

Redefining What S-E-X Means As We Age Redefining What S-E-X Means As We Age Redefining What S-E-X Means As We Age Redefining What S-E-X Means As We Age


Sex is more than just penis in vagina. Here's why we should redefine sex, especially as we age

Bar Etiquette: How to Spot a Bad Lover Bar Etiquette: How to Spot a Bad Lover Bar Etiquette: How to Spot a Bad Lover Bar Etiquette: How to Spot a Bad Lover


Getting to know the opposite sex can be awkward. Here's how to avoid turning her off when you first meet her

Eureka! Science Says Menopause May Not Lead to Decrease in Sexual Desire Eureka! Science Says Menopause May Not Lead to Decrease in Sexual Desire Eureka! Science Says Menopause May Not Lead to Decrease in Sexual Desire Eureka! Science Says Menopause May Not Lead to Decrease in Sexual Desire


The research is in: Menopause may not cause a decrease in sexual desire. Click here to learn more

Take Pleasure Into Your Own Hands: 3 Top Masturbation Tips for Men Take Pleasure Into Your Own Hands: 3 Top Masturbation Tips for Men Take Pleasure Into Your Own Hands: 3 Top Masturbation Tips for Men Take Pleasure Into Your Own Hands: 3 Top Masturbation Tips for Men


Men often go for a quick orgasm rather than slowing down and exploring their sexual selves, but masturbation has so much more to offer....

Has Sex Become Painful? Here's What to Do About It Has Sex Become Painful? Here's What to Do About It Has Sex Become Painful? Here's What to Do About It Has Sex Become Painful? Here's What to Do About It


More than half of women report that intercourse becomes painful after menopause. But that doesn't mean your sex life is over. Here's how to...

Casual Sex at Our Age? Casual Sex at Our Age? Casual Sex at Our Age? Casual Sex at Our Age?


Casual sex should be an informed decision regardless of age. But if ever there were ever a time in life to defy convention, to live a...

What I Really Want for Valentine's Day What I Really Want for Valentine's Day What I Really Want for Valentine's Day What I Really Want for Valentine's Day


What does your lover really want for Valentine's Day? Here's a hint - it's not necessarily candy and flowers

Dryness: How to Cope When Natural Lubrication Isn't Enough Dryness: How to Cope When Natural Lubrication Isn't Enough Dryness: How to Cope When Natural Lubrication Isn't Enough Dryness: How to Cope When Natural Lubrication Isn't Enough


Dealing with vaginal dryness? Dreading sex? Don't worry! Kinkly.com has a list a solutions for

A New, Sexy Tradition: Giving Pleasure A New, Sexy Tradition: Giving Pleasure A New, Sexy Tradition: Giving Pleasure A New, Sexy Tradition: Giving Pleasure


It really is better to give than to receive. These sexy ways to give your partner pleasure during the holidays will be a gift to you as...

How to Invest in Your Sexuality How to Invest in Your Sexuality How to Invest in Your Sexuality How to Invest in Your Sexuality


Interesting in exploring and improving your sexuality? Read about how you can invest in your sexuality

Sex After Breast Cancer Sex After Breast Cancer Sex After Breast Cancer Sex After Breast Cancer


Reclaiming your body after breast cancer can be tricky, but here are some tips to ease the transition

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World Sexual Health Month reminds us that sexuality, health and well-being are important at any age and every stage of life

Sex and Menopause: A Beginning, Not an End Sex and Menopause: A Beginning, Not an End Sex and Menopause: A Beginning, Not an End Sex and Menopause: A Beginning, Not an End


Menopause doesn't have to be the sex-crushing event that people think it is. Ladies, ease your way into better sex in your older age with...

5 Reasons Men Over 50 Love Blow Jobs 5 Reasons Men Over 50 Love Blow Jobs 5 Reasons Men Over 50 Love Blow Jobs 5 Reasons Men Over 50 Love Blow Jobs


Oral sex can be a great way to expand our sexual repertoires as we age. Here are five reasons why men love it so much

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs - Not The Ultimate Fix Erectile Dysfunction Drugs - Not The Ultimate Fix Erectile Dysfunction Drugs - Not The Ultimate Fix Erectile Dysfunction Drugs - Not The Ultimate Fix


ED drugs may promise a quick fix, but communication is the most important tool. Here, we explain several non-medicinal alternatives to...

Sex at 60: A Personal Reflection Sex at 60: A Personal Reflection Sex at 60: A Personal Reflection Sex at 60: A Personal Reflection


If you're over 50, don't give up on your sex life yet. Here's how one woman has gotten better with age

Are you Over 50 and Having Sex? You Should Be Are you Over 50 and Having Sex? You Should Be Are you Over 50 and Having Sex? You Should Be Are you Over 50 and Having Sex? You Should Be


Middle aged women, don't be shy! Reap the benefits of a positive sexual attitude and active sex life on your overall health