Sex & Aging- A Great Customer Email

This made my day. It’s an email from one of or customers about the March 22 workshop we have scheduled with Joan Price, Ask Me, I’ll Tell You: Women and Men Talk Out Loud about Sex & Aging.

A friend sent me your website and just wanted to say that will sign up for the ‘old folks’ class on sex and aging. It really gets the hair-on-the-back-of-my-neck to stand up when I hear comments about ‘old folks’ and sex. It’s like we’re suppose to be dead from the waist down after the age of 50. Me, I’m 70. My partner is 71. We have sex to blow the roof off the bedroom and often spend a whole weekend just playing!! We’ll be at the class and sure hope other ‘old folks’ plan to attend. Just because we’ve got grey hair (or no hair), sags, wrinkles, extra pounds, can’t bend like we did to tie shoes doesn’t mean we CAN’T have a meaningful, loving (or just fun) sexual relationship!! See ya’ in March……

I totally agree- we can have great sex, deep pleasure, and passionate connection at any age. And it seems to me that our attitudes and beliefs about sex and aging when we’re young can either liberate us or imprison us when we’re older. After all, if you spend your 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s believing that sex ends after a certain age, or that nobody would want to have sex with a senior, what are you going to do when you’re 70?

If you can’t make it to the workshop, check out Joan’s Book, Better Than I Ever Expected. Or if you’re in the Boston area, Daniela Inbar’s class Sex after 50: A Celebration of Midlife will take place on March 15 in Brookline. And remember- great sex doesn’t end when you get older. Keep that in mind now and it’ll make things a lot easier later.

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Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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