Do women want steamy sex or just a companionable cuddle? Bettina Arndt reveals what really gets women going. What do most women of a certain age want? Melbourne-based psychiatry professor Lorraine Dennerstein conducted path-breaking research on menopause which found many women reported a drop in libido at this stage of life.
Women want less sex as they get older but it's quality that matters - even in their 80s
Here's the truth about why women 'go off' sex in long-term relationships
Every month in Sex at Our Age, award-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers your questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues. Nothing is out of bounds! To send your questions directly to Joan, email sexpert seniorplanet. I enjoy my vibrator, but I miss the feeling of skin on skin and the embrace of another body. I want to feel exciting and excited. Sometimes I wish I could just have a man in bed for an afternoon when I want him, then have him go away. Is that sexist, treating a grown man like a boy toy?
Let's face it: Sex is one of the first things to go in a long-term relationship, even before couples quit saying "excuse me" after belching and picking up their smelly socks. It's not that it doesn't start out all moonlight and fireworks, but somewhere between paying the bills and emptying the dishwasher, making lunches and catching up on Facebook, sex slips many notches down the totem pole of daily priorities. But what if What if we applied the same dedication to sex as we do to showing up at work every morning or making dinner every night? Would the intimacy bring us closer?
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