San Francisco journalist Michael Castleman, M.A., has written about sexuality and sex research for 36 years. He has answered more than 10,000 sex questions for Playboy, other magazines, WebMD, and other sites. His latest sexuality book is Great Sex: The Man’s Guide to Whole-Body Sensuality (Rodale, 2008), nominated as Best Sexuality Book of the Year by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.
In recent years, Castleman, now 63, has developed an interest in older adult sexuality, a subject that is under-researched and under-reported. In spring of 2010, he launched GreatSexAfter40.com, where he answers questions for free and sells 88 articles about sex in the second half of life for $4.95 to $14.95each, or $39.95 for the whole set.
Library Journal has called Castleman “one of the nation’s top health writers.” In addition to sexuality, he specializes in optimal health, mainstream medicine, alternative therapies, nutrition, and fitness. He has written more than 1,500 articles for dozens of magazines, newspapers, and Web sites, among them: Psychology Today, the New York Times, Smithsonian, Readers Digest, Playboy, Health, Redbook, Self, Family Circle, Natural Health, and Men’s Health. Twice he has been nominated for National Magazine Awards.
Castleman’s 13 books include: Building Bone Vitality (McGraw-Hill, 2009), Great Sex (Rodale, paperback 2008), There’s Still a Person in There (about Alzheimer’s disease, Putnam, 2000), Nature’s Cures (Rodale, 1996), Before You Call the Doctor (Ballantine, 1992), and The Healing Herbs (Rodale, 3rd edition, 2010). His books have been selected by The Book of the Month Club and other book clubs. Nature’s Cures was nominated as a Best Health Book of the Year by the American Library Association.
Castleman has also published three mystery novels, The Lost Gold of San Francisco, Death Caps and A Killing in Real Estate--all available from Amazon.com. Visit mcastleman.com.
Castleman is married with two grown children. He enjoys skiing, scuba diving, and American roots music festivals, notably JazzFest in New Orleans.
My background is in journalism, reporting on sex research, which I've done for more than 3 decades. As a result, my blog tends to focus on research results and their implications for enhancing lovemaking.