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  •  When Anne was in her 20s... (2+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama, Seneca Doane

    ... it was a time of "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll."  I know.  I was there, and I can promise you she enjoyed it.   It's possible she just doesn't remember.  

    As for whether or not you "buy" the low libido argument, you're starting to step in it now and I don't think you want to go there.    Unless you're a gynecologist, men who profess to have knowledge about the hormonal changes women experience during and after menopause risk looking like real jackasses.  Having read many of your posts over several years, I believe you're smarter than that.   So just a word of caution... Step away from the cliff.  

    Now consider this scenario.  You date someone and decide to have sex.  First you exchange sexual histories, then both of you get HIV tests (because people lie).  Then the guy still has to "suit up" and the (older) woman needs to go to Rite-Aid and shop the lubrication aisle.   And after all that we're still supposed to be in the mood?   Not without some damn good drugs and rock 'n' roll, my friend.

     

    •  Thanks for the warning, although (0+ / 0-)

      my wife is above 50, and we talk, so this is not entirely foreign territory for me.  I can certainly buy that Lamott has low libido.  Her statements about how most women she knew (not age-limited) didn't like sex that much seemed, to my eyes, to go beyond that as a full explanation.  I could be wrong.

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      by Seneca Doane on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 08:35:41 AM PDT

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