When I was in my 20’s and early 30’s I thought that anyone over 40 was past their prime and done having sex. I was just sure of it. And isn’t that the way we are portrayed in the media? Pretty much asexual. Never mind that my mother married my step-dad at around age 45 and they had a great sex life. I certainly didn’t think of my parents as sexual beings. Somehow, though, I did think of my grandparents as sexual beings. I always knew they had a good sex life; I could just tell.
That impression was confirmed when my grandmother told me something that Grandpa said to her one day when he was about 85. He was in the hospital and had to stay there for about a week. My grandmother was getting ready to leave him and go home for the night and she said, “Oh, honey, I’m wish I could stay here and just get in bed with you.” Grandpa answered her with one question, “Naked?” My grandpa was a virile man, that is for sure! That gives me hope for the future!
Once I turned 40 I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was becoming more sexual all the time. Part of that, I know, is the kids getting older. Part of it was my sexual “awakening”, you could call it. Part of it was I was just so darned happy that I didn’t feel like an old woman! Or look like one! Hey, 40 is pretty hot!
Sex is so much better now than it was in my 20’s for all kinds of reasons. I’m more in tune with my body. I have a much better body image. Then there is the fact that 24 years of practice is bound to improve your game, right? Conan the Barbarian always plays to win and is definitely good at improving his game.
If I have any of my grandfather’s genes, and I know I do, I can look forward to 40 plus more years of great sex. Conan, be prepared.