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Old 09-11-2019, 12:42 PM
 
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After I broke up with my long-term BF in 2007, I was glad to not have that chore anymore. (I mean, it felt like a chore after 7 years of him.) But now at age 69, I would like to give it one more whirl before I die. Problem is, I cannot imagine I'd be turned-on by anyone my age. They look too...old! But I doubt a younger guy would want my 69-year-old a** either. So...probably not gonna happen.
My sister has a friend who I also know. Older than both of us. Older than you too...

My sister's friend lost her husband a few years back and swore that was it for her and romance, but my sister just recently reported her friend found someone new without really wanting to and now was like a young teenager with a gushing crush on this guy. Apparently, they really "hit it off" and according to my sister, she is "over the moon" about her new found love.

I have no idea about the sex and frankly I'm not sure I want to know, but if it's companionship, love or romance, I suspect the odds don't get any better as we get older, but to assume "probably not gonna happen" might be a mistake too, even the sex maybe.

As for being retired and whether sex is still important to me, sheesh! Bad enough we get older, finally make it to retirement and this question is as if we might as well die once we retire. Say what? On the contrary, these days might be some of my best so far and I'm glad to say I've had a very good full life so far. Knock on wood it will continue at least a few more days into the future...
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:02 AM
 
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For the record, generic Viagra is now about $28 for 30 pills at Costco.
That's cheaper than 1 pill when there was no generic a year ago.

That's what a friend told me.
if i needed that stuff i want the 4 hour one .. the first person i would call wouldn't be my doctor either if i was single .
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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My sister has a friend who I also know. Older than both of us. Older than you too...

My sister's friend lost her husband a few years back and swore that was it for her and romance, but my sister just recently reported her friend found someone new without really wanting to and now was like a young teenager with a gushing crush on this guy. Apparently, they really "hit it off" and according to my sister, she is "over the moon" about her new found love.
As a much younger manager I once had a 60 something widow working for me who had found a new love. She described the feeling as being a teenager in love. I'll admit that it surprised me. However, that same biochemistry present at age 17 must still work at age 67..

Love, Actually: The science behind lust, attraction, and companionship - Science in the News

"And finally, what would love be without embarrassment? Sexual arousal (but not necessarily attachment) appears to turn off regions in our brain that regulate critical thinking, self-awareness, and rational behavior, including parts of the prefrontal cortex (Figure 2). In short, love makes us dumb."
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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As a much younger manager I once had a 60 something widow working for me who had found a new love. She described the feeling as being a teenager in love. I'll admit that it surprised me. However, that same biochemistry present at age 17 must still work at age 67..

Love, Actually: The science behind lust, attraction, and companionship - Science in the News

"And finally, what would love be without embarrassment? Sexual arousal (but not necessarily attachment) appears to turn off regions in our brain that regulate critical thinking, self-awareness, and rational behavior, including parts of the prefrontal cortex (Figure 2). In short, love makes us dumb."



Question: Is it love or lust that makes us dumb?
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:40 AM
 
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Question: Is it love or lust that makes us dumb?
Not sure the answer. Mostly I think love and lust just makes us horny...

If dumb too, add yet another reason for the lack of critical thinking so profound in many of these forums, especially having to do with politics and religion.

"Sexual arousal (but not necessarily attachment) appears to turn off regions in our brain that regulate critical thinking, self-awareness, and rational behavior, including parts of the prefrontal cortex (Figure 2)."

Can it be so many people posting in this forum are sexually aroused?
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Metropolis IL
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Intriguing.
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Old 09-14-2019, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Sex? Who needs a partner for that? Wonderful orgasms any time I want them.

"Sex" as in dating, living together, a relationship with "benefits"?

Hell no. Been there done that in a 30 year relationship that ended.

I relish my freedom now and am perfectly content to fly solo until I cross over.

No attachments which entail obligation.
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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retired for 3 years now. I am retired not dead. sure sex is important to me. usually a few hits off a joint or a cocktail or two but it really don't take a lot to get me started.
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:00 AM
 
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Sex? Who needs a partner for that? Wonderful orgasms any time I want them.

"Sex" as in dating, living together, a relationship with "benefits"?

Hell no. Been there done that in a 30 year relationship that ended.

I relish my freedom now and am perfectly content to fly solo until I cross over.

No attachments which entail obligation.
My doctor told me i have to stop playing with myself ... i asked why ? she said because i am trying to examine you!
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Old 09-14-2019, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Venus
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Hubby & I used to go at it A LOT-sometimes several times in a day! Then menopause kicked in and hormones started going wacky. I still want it but just not as often as I used to-and to be honest-it now hurts. Is it important? Not as important as my husband is to me. And yeah, there are times when I will "do it" to make him happy when I am not in the mood. But he is slowing down, too and doesn't want it as much as he used to also.


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