The Cosmo Report on Sex After 60 with Dr. Rachel Zar

Season 2, Episode 112,   Jan 25, 01:30 AM

In the 1960s, under the leadership of Helen Gurley Brown, Cosmo morphed from a “proper ladies' magazine” to a much racier version that was thought of as being a sex manual disguised as a woman’s magazine. The target audience was the young working woman. Women in their 60s were not reading it and were certainly not buying subscriptions for their daughters or granddaughters. 
And here we are, Cosmo has just published a groundbreaking, article titled Sex after 60 based on research done in collaboration with the renowned Kinsey Institute of Sexual Research. The Kinsey research team, which I was part of, provided the questions which were ultimately answered by over 3000 women, and then analyzed the data. 
In this episode, I have a conversation with sex therapist Dr. Rachel Zar, who was quoted extensively in the article, and who is, as most of you know by now, my daughter. 

This episode is based on an article that was published in the January issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine.

For more information on this topic: 
Episode 14: Need to Know Info About the Penis in Your Bed with Dr. Rachel Rubin
Episode 16  Minimizing the Monotony of Monogamy with Dr. Alexandra Solomon
Episode50 Dating in a Digital World-The Kinsey Report on with Dr. Justin Garcia 
Episode 54 What Happens During Sex Therapy with Rachel Zar 
Episode 89  Faking Orgasm with Rachel Zar

 Slip Sliding Away: Turning Back the Clock on Your Vagina-A gynecologist’s guide to eliminating post-menopause dryness and pain

Rachel Zar PhD, LMFT, CST is a couple and family therapist and an AASECT-certified sex therapist. She is currently a clinician and clinical supervisor at Avid Intimacy in Chicago. 

Lauren Streicher, MD is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the founding medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. She is a  certified menopause practitioner of the North American Menopause Society. 

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Dr. Streicher is the medical correspondent for Chicago’s top-rated news program, the WGN Morning News, and has been seen on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR, Dr. Radio, Nightline, Fox and Friends, The Steve Harvey Show, CBS This Morning, ABC News Now, NBCNightlyNews,20/20, and World News Tonight. She is an expert source for many magazines and serves on the medical advisory board of The Kinsey Institute, Self Magazine, and Prevention Magazine. She writes a regular column for The Ethel by AARP and Prevention Magazine.

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Books by Lauren Streicher, MD

 Slip Sliding Away: Turning Back the Clock on Your Vagina-A gynecologist’s guide to eliminating post-menopause dryness and pain

Hot Flash Hell: A Gynecologist's Guide to Turning Down the Heat

Sex Rx- Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever

The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy

Put the O Back in Mojo: A Guide to Post Menopause Libido and Orgasm (available for pre-order)