Ever heard of the Orgasm Gap? Studies have shown that heterosexual women are the demographic having the least orgasms during sex. This “bedroom inequality” may have something to do with our cultural ignorance of the clitoris and a whole lot of misconceptions about penetrative sex. And the female orgasm only becomes less discussed and more mystified as we age. Join Nina Lorez Collins and Dr. Lauren Streicher as they unpack why it gets harder to orgasm (and have a good orgasm) in midlife and what we can do to have the sex you want in midlife and beyond.
Dr. Lauren Streicher is a clinical professor of OBGYN at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the founding medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Menopause and the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine. She is a Certified Menopause Practitioner of The Menopause Society, serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Menopause, and is a Senior Research Fellow for the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University.
Dr. Streicher is the author of multiple articles, scientific publications, and best-selling books including Slip Sliding Away: Turning Back the Clock on Your Vagina and Hot Flash Hell: A Gynecologist’s Guide to Turning Down the Heat. Her next book, Put the O Back in Your Mojo: A Post Menopause Guide to Libido and Orgasm, is scheduled to be released in 2024. Her podcast, Dr. Streicher’s Inside Information: Menopause, Midlife and More, is in the top 1% of podcasts and is heard worldwide. Dr. Streicher is the medical correspondent for Chicago’s top-rated news program, the WGN Morning News, and has appeared multiple times on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, among many others. She was the 2019 recipient of the North American Menopause Society Media Award.
Nina Lorez Collins is an entrepreneur and author. For the first twenty years of her career, she started and ran two different successful businesses in book publishing, the first an international scouting company and the second a literary agency. In her late 30s, she went to graduate school at Columbia University and got a MS in Narrative Medicine, and from there she consulted in end-of-life care and simultaneously built from scratch an online community for women over 40 called What Would Virginia Woolf Do. That group spawned a book by Nina of the same title (Hachette 2018), a podcast hosted by Nina called Raging Gracefully, and a subscription-based app called The Woolfer. The Woolfer was sold in 2021 to a digital events & community platform called Revel, and Nina worked there as the Chief Creative Officer until 2023. She is the board chair of the Brooklyn Public Library and a trustee of the publishing house Spiegel & Grau. She also manages the literary estate of her late mother, the filmmaker and writer Kathleen Collins. She has four grown children and lives in Brooklyn.