When I was 11 years old, my mother silently snuck into my bedroom. Under the cover of midnight, she sat cross-legged at the end of my bed and proceeded to give me The Talk, although it was more of a whisper. Instead of focusing on the anatomy of sex — the biological prophecies by which, some say, our bodies were made to meld into one — my mother chose to emphasize pleasure. She spoke about the importance of passion: pursuing it, asking for it and finding it within yourself. Society has a tendency to perpetuate this idea that the older a woman grows, the more she yearns for the beauty of her youth. It was once bewildering to me that my mother could be so candid about sex.
What Sex Is Really Like When You Reach Your Sixties
'Grandmas Enjoy Having Sex': The Truth About Sex As You Age
What happens to your sex life when you get to sixty? With very little representation of senior sex on our screens big and small, it seems no-one wants to talk about it. Sex certainly doesn't stop when you hit your sixties, and while it might change as things like menopause enter the picture, it doesn't have to get less adventurous. Take year-old Rochelle Lewis, for example. She lives in Philadelphia and recently ended a four-year relationship with a year-old man. He frequently watched lesbian porn videos to get a better idea of what women found pleasurable and to enhance his techniques.