Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sex at 50-Plus: What's Normal?

AARP has taken up the question of what is "normal" sex which seems a worthwhile undertaking. Unfortunately they then proceed to go in the opposite direction by insinuating (or implying) that people without partners and those who are not actively having sex are not in the "norm."

Two points need to be addressed here;

There is no such thing as "normal' sex because as the esteemed doctor they interview points out, most people are not "truthful" or candid when it comes to talking about their sex lives. That corrupts the data and skews the results, so what you get is not what is going on.

Then there's equating sex with "love" making as if the two are synonymous which is stretching it a bit. Experiencing or expressing genuine love has little or nothing to do with sex other than they are both buzz words for selling lots of stuff from candy and cards, to magazines and videos; that latter not having much to do with love.

The truth is that love lasts as long as you do and sex takes a course dictated more by Father Time and Mother Nature. Which do you think is more important when you draw your last breath?

Sex at 50-Plus: What's Normal?