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Walker Thornton

We are delighted to have Walker Thornton as our Women’s Sexual Health columnist. After working for over 10 years in the field of sexual violence against women, Walker is now enjoying a new career as a freelance writer, public speaker, and sex educator with an emphasis on midlife women. Her blog, was ranked #5 by in their top 100 Sex Blogging Superheroes of 2014. You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter For questions about sexual health, write her at

How to Prevent Painful Sex after Menopause

Painful Sex After Menopause? Most of us would say we are well-informed about a wide range of topics. We read nutrition labels, follow current events, and read the best sellers. We may know a fair bit about medications and overall health. But how much do we know about sexual health and how menopause changes our …

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Let’s Talk About Lube

Basic Facts about Sexual Lubricants for Women Over Fifty Anyone who enjoys sexual intimacy should be using a personal lubricant. And for the record, no, spit is not an adequate substitute for the real thing. There are many kinds and brands of lubricants and many places to buy them—as to which is the best lubricant? …

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The Key to Enhanced Cognitive Abilities: Have More Sex

The Health Benefits of Sex Over 50 I am a strong believer in the positive effects of regular sexuality activity. In my own experience, sexual activity benefits my mental and physical state—it puts me in a better mood and contributes to my sexual health. Now I can add increased cognition functioning to the list of …

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