Passion Play

Gail Sheehy's latest tells how women can spice their sex life

Author Gail Sheehy has been examining human behavior for three decades. In 1976, she wrote her breakthrough book, Passages, which looks at life's transitions and has sold 5 million copies. In her new book, Sex and the Seasoned Woman, Sheehy, 68, tackles a taboo topic: the sexuality of older women and how they can live a long passionate life. Sheehy spoke with TIME's ANDREA SACHS.

What makes a woman seasoned?

Time. She is spicy and, like a fine wine, complex. She is mellow and effervescent, sweet and tart. She can be playful and maternal. I think you see that in Camilla, who...

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