As our population ages, new markets are opening up catering to seniors. Movies like “Red” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” feature aging stars, and there are entire health clubs created for people 55 and over.
Now, The Daily Beast reports, there’s a new trend in writing erotica with the aging body in mind.
Take Joan Price. After penning Better Than I Ever Expected and Naked at Our Age, nonfiction books tackling the hows and whys of senior sex, Price, 69, knew she wanted to highlight erotic writing, and not just in a humorous way (Phil Torcivia’s Fifty Shades of Silver Hair and Socks, a Fifty Shades of Grey parody featuring “old fart blogger” Mormon Silver interviewing young entrepreneur Bea Plastique, nicely fills this niche). The result is Ageless Erotica, a collection edited by Price exploring everything from long-term couples, nursing home nookie, a 70-year-old Tantric goddess, and an erotic ode to The Joy of Sex. With the rise last year of “gran-lit,” as Hilary Boyd’s bestselling romance Thursdays in the Park was termed, the time is ripe for aging to move beyond romance into smut. Price wanted stories that, while fictional, offered accurate portrayals of senior sex, “not just slapping wrinkles and an arbitrary age on the same old youth-oriented erotica.”
You can read the entire article here, but be warned; it includes some pretty racy excerpts.