Sex After 50

How to Handle a Sexless Married Life

Posted on 10/23/2013 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

Your LifeQ: As a survivor of childhood incest, I’ve been in therapy for close to 20 years. However — possibly because of the anti-depressants I take — my libido is dead and gone. My sexual parts are unresponsive. My doctor has suggested various treatments, including hormones, and my husband never complains; he loves me as I am and doesn’t want me to undergo painful procedures or take hormones. Is there anything you can suggest to help? I feel like my dear …

Hey, Miley: It Gets Better (Sex, That Is)

Posted on 10/8/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | RelationshipsFirst the twerking. Now Miley Cyrus has proclaimed that sex ends at 40. Well, it doesn’t, experts say. AARP sex and relationship expert Pepper Schwartz points out that there are a lot of myths about sex and aging, including the notion that older people don’t — or shouldn’t — have sex. “For some reason, many people think sex belongs to the young,” she says. “If that were the case, our whole species would lose all sexual feelings as they age …

Why Am I Always Initiating Sex?

Posted on 04/19/2013 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: I am a healthy, attractive, active 70-year-old woman who still enjoys sex. My younger partner (by seven years) is rarely interested in making love and I have to initiate it most times. I’ve tried talking to him, in a non-blaming way, but he clams up, stating there is nothing wrong. What should I do? Dr. Pepper Schwartz: Ask him: If there is nothing wrong, then what’s the harm in talking about why he is not interested in sex these …

To Go ‘Brazilian’ or Not?

Posted on 04/2/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Beauty & FashionA native Bostonian who loves to spend time with her husband and three adult children, Ronna is a former lawyer who also enjoys sailing, cooking, running, and biking.   Have you ever seen what a Brazilian looks like?  Do you know anyone who has one?  If you know anyone under the age of 30, then I imagine you do.  Because if my friend is right, “no one” under the age of 30 has hair down there anymore.  A “Brazilian” is the complete …

New Drug for Painful Sex in Older Women

Posted on 03/1/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s a common problem among postmenopausal women — painful sexual intercourse due to thinner, drier, more fragile vaginal tissues. To help the roughly 32 million women with this condition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug called Osphena. As the Los Angeles Times pointed out, it’s not exactly the pink version of Viagra, but the new drug may provide some help to women whose libido has been waylaid by moderate to severe pain during sex. Dyspareunia …

Busted! 5 Biggest Myths About Sex After 50

Posted on 02/21/2013 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionMy husband and I met in the sweltering summer of 1992 and started rocking and rolling immediately. But from the moment we got married a year later, we were either 1) thinking about getting pregnant, 2) in a state of pregnancy, 3) recovering from pregnancy or 4) enjoying (and coping with) the results of pregnancy: babies, toddlers and, now, two teenagers. It wasn’t exactly conducive to swinging from chandeliers. During those early years, sex was focused more on a result …