Dr. Schwartz will present three programs:
-The Normal Bar: Surprising Secrets of Extremely Happy Marriages, Tuesday 8pm
-Sexuality and Health –And Live Longer and Better, Thursday 5 pm
-Dating After 40, Friday 4 pm
Sexuality not only feels good – it may actually make you healthier – physically as well as mentally. This lecture with Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., goes over the research on the association of sexual activity with reduction of pain, enhanced mental health and even a longer and healthier life. We will also talk about what impedes our sexual self – and what we might want to do about that.
Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D. is a sociology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle and the new sexuality expert for the AARP. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale. She has received numerous awards and has authored 15 books, including "The Great Sex Weekend," "The Lifetime Love and Sex Quiz Book," "Everything You Know About Love and Sex is Wrong," "Prime: Adventures and Advice about Love and Sex in the Sensual Years" (HarperCollins) and her new book, “The Normal Bar: Surprising Secrets of Extremely Happy Marriages.” Dr. Schwartz co-authored Glamour's monthly "Sex and Health" column for years. She also has contributed to many other magazines, journals, newspapers and appears regularly on national TV programs and documentaries. She lectures nationally and internationally on relationship topics, women's issues, parent and child issues, communication between men and women in intimate and work relationships, and maintaining personal and family well-being in today's world.