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Michael Castleman M.A.


San Francisco journalist Michael Castleman, M.A., author of Sizzling Sex for Life: How to Maximize Erotic Pleasure at Any Age (2021), has written about sexuality and sex research for 46 years. He has answered more than 12,000 sex questions for Playboy, other magazines, WebMD, and other sites. His previous sexuality guide, Great Sex: The Man’s Guide to Whole-Body Sensuality (Rodale, 2008), was nominated as Best Sexuality Book of the Year by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. He answers sex questions for FREE on the site he publishes,

Library Journal has called Castleman “one of the nation’s top health writers.” In addition to sexuality, he has also written extensively about optimal health, mainstream medicine, alternative therapies, nutrition, and fitness. He has written more than 2,000 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 18 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, A Killing in Real Estate, and Killer Weed--all available from Visit

Castleman is married with two adult children. He enjoys enjoys attending music festivals, notably JazzFest in New Orleans.

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