Sex, yesterday, today and tomorrow

We were at the forefront of the sexual revolution. Co-ed dorms. Birth control pills. Woodstock. Free love. The musical Hair. The movie Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. Pot. Now that we’re FOF, we may not be quite the sex fiends we were, but we still like a good roll in the hay, menopause or no menopause. It’s still possible.

Hair
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

If you want to start exploring the ways to stay sexually active and healthy, hundreds of websites and products promise help. There’s nothing as smart, however, as talking to your doctor about your sexual issues. If you aren’t ready for that, FOF health and healthcare reporter, Judith Graham, invites you to a web chat she’s having on Tuesday at noon, central time, with two highly regarded medical experts: Dr. Lauren Streicher, assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg, a professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and co-author of a new online sexual heath curriculum published by the North American Menopause Society.

Judy Graham


Dr. Streicher

Dr.Kingsberg

Judith grew up on Chicago’s North side and now reports for the Chicago Tribune. Her passion for healthcare arises out of her personal experience: her mom had multiple sclerosis for 63 years, throughout Judith’s childhood and most of all adulthood. She loves to read, cook, listen to classicial music, knit, go to the movies and occasionally hike.

Join her chat by clicking on this link on Tuesday, April 5, at noon central time.

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7 Responses to “Sex, yesterday, today and tomorrow”

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  3. Nomi says:

    I’m in my mid-50s and at this point I think I’m just not cut out for the whole sex thing, somehow, in this lifetime. I never really understood what was going on with sex, and I’m just as happy to be done with it. When left my husband years ago, one of the things he said to me was that he would miss our “sexual chemistry.” I have no idea what that means; to me sex has meant coercion, power struggles, manipulation, and lots & lots of peer/cultural pressure. Recently I read an essay in the New York Times in which a woman wrote that she’s never liked French kissing, and she & her husband have had to negotiate around that, or words to that effect. I was astounded: you’re allowed not to like French kissing? I thought you had to like, or pretend to like, the whole toolbox or be branded a frigid freak. So I’ve faked my way through the decades and stifled my confusion. The hell with it. I’ve always preferred the life of the mind, and being FOF means I can live that life in peace.

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    • Geri says:

      Hi Nomi,

      Thank you for your honest comments. I loved reading them.

      Geri

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  4. Kate Line Snider says:

    Thanks for tastefully bringing up this subject.

    I am not just over 50, but over 60 and tried to discuss my sex life with my gynecologist, a 40-something mother of two young children. I didn’t get very far. She seemed astounded that my husband and I had carried our attraction for one another so far into senility, and categorized us as “cute”. Trust me, there is nothing “cute ” (or unappealing, for that matter) about some of the things he wants to do.

    Having said that, the idea of your parents ( or – ugh- your grandparents) boinking IS a little nauseating, but there is no reason to deprive yourself of something so fundamentally natural and enjoyable. Go granny, go!

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    • Geri says:

      Kate,

      I adore your observations. You need to write comedy, too!

      Geri

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