I wrote Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty specifically for women of Boomer age and beyond, but I’m finding much interest from younger people, who enjoy the upbeat and sexy style and the window into their future. “Thanks for letting us know what to expect,” they tell me.
The book isn’t just about older age sexuality. It’s about a lifetime of experiences from adolescence on. I describe highlights (and lowlights) of my whole sexual history, from my first experience 45 years ago to my current relationship, with a lot of wild times along the way. The point is that sex gets better and better with more experience, more self-knowledge, better communication skills, and a loving partner.
I offer this plea to young people: Help us change our society’s view of older women as either sexless or ludicrous and icky for wanting sex. Realize that our bodies change, but we’re still the same lusty and loving women that we were when we were your age.