For any of you who know me personally, you know you can always count on me to bring up this otherwise taboo subject and get the conversation started about stuff nobody else ever discusses in polite company – but would like to! Yep, even though I’m not having sex these days, I’m ready, willing, and able to bring up the subject for discussion because I think it’s important. Really important. I believe sex is good for us and that it is vital to our optimum health. Sadly, for many reasons, many of us aren’t getting enough of it. But that’s another subject for another post.
What I want to talk about here is 50-something Erica, a sex blogger targeting Baby Boomer women.
Erica’s site emphasizes body acceptance, self-image, the beauty and value of fantasies, and most importantly, the fact that we peri- and post-menopausal women (and mid-life men) are still vital sexual beings. In fact, in my experience, many of us really came into our sexual prime when we left our child-bearing years behind. As I matured, I became more and more willing to let go of my insecurities and really explore all the nuances of my sexuality. I became a better sexual partner as I became less self-conscious and more willing to risk looking foolish…or let’s just say it…looking fat. It was very freeing! And as I was willing to explore my own fantasies the men in my bed became a lot more relaxed and willing to accompany me on that journey while they explored their own.
Now that I’m 61 and not currently active or attached, I find that I must regularly remind myself that a lack of activity right now doesn’t mean I won’t be active in the future. For I believe we do indeed need to remain sexually active for life. I believe the hormones and pheromones generated when in the presence of a sexual partner help us to remain healthy. So go out and get some! And in the meantime, check out Erica’s blog – and don’t be too hard on her for the lack of plus-size women in the boudoir photography.