«Even though he fucks her so hard, he is so sweet.»
When I was 11 years old, my mother silently snuck into my bedroom. Under the cover of midnight, she sat cross-legged at the end of my bed and proceeded to give me The Talk, although it was more of a whisper. Instead of focusing on the anatomy of sex — the biological prophecies by which, some say, our bodies were made to meld into one — my mother chose to emphasize pleasure. She spoke about the importance of passion: pursuing it, asking for it and finding it within yourself.
Rebecca Ferguson. Age: 26. Your fantasies will become reality with me and only with me! I am a sincere, direct and insanely liberated girl.
I Asked a Bunch of Women Over 50 About Their Sex Lives
Sex at Plus: What's Normal? - Older Married Couples, Having Sex, Re
On a recent evening, I was having drinks with a male friend — a single and actively-looking-for-a-long-term-relationship friend — when he asked me why there seemed to be so many married women on Tinder. Did they just want to flirt? My husband and I met at a party on a quiet street in a college town. More women were beginning to see opening their marriages as a legitimate and in many ways appealing option. I wondered if Tinder, which brought the world of dating within finger-tap distance, was accelerating the shift? It seemed common knowledge that apps like Tinder had transformed single life and dating.
Maisie Williams. Age: 31. You will not be disappointed! I am greedy for sex, wild and unstoppable. My energy will drive you crazy. I will moan, squirm and make me want my body more and more. Dive with me in the sea of debauchery and lust. Be my bad boy and I will be your bad girl. I will squeeze you to the last drop, but even then I will hardly calm down. I will dress as you wish, I like stockings and heels.
Sex at 50-Plus: What's Normal?
Photograph: iStock. She was sophisticated, stunningly beautiful and seemed beyond my reach. She was also 18 years older than me, but then it did not seem to be a problem. I chased her for a long time and, as I was lucky enough to make a lot of money, I was able to treat her to all kinds of luxuries. She was very wary at the time, saying that the age difference was too much and she was worried that she would regret it later.
In case you need a reminder that every person and body is wildly different, enjoy the below story, originally published in June , wherein 47 women over the age of 47 weigh in on the state of their sex lives. No topic was off-limits. Read their illuminating responses below.