Posts Tagged ‘sex’

From Protest Dogs in Greece to Helicopter Parents for Dogs: You’ll Howl at Blogging Boomers Carnival 162!

Monday, May 17th, 2010

It must be Blogging Boomers Carnival time!

It’s All About Aging is hosting this week’s Blogging Boomers Carnival 162 and for some reason it’s gone to the dogs…

  • Starting with a strange phenomenon that occurs at the protests in Greece. A protest dog appears at each protest, barking away at the police. Read more at (I had to friend the dog in Facebook, how about you?).
  • SoBabyBoomer has previously reported on boomer helicopter parents and today reveals how boomer women are finding activities for their dogs-–just like they did years ago for their kids.
  • Before you add a dog to your LinkedIn pages, Andrea Stenberg tells you how to decide who to connect with on LinkedIn. She says on the social networking site LinkedIn, a network of 500 highly targeted connections is far more valuable than a network of 5,000 random people.
  • How relevant is sex as we age?  Is it possible that your best sex is still to comeThe Midlife Crisis Queen tells you more about this!
  • Then… What makes the female brain unique? Read “7 Sexual Secrets Every Man Needs To Know About Women” at LifeTwo to find out.
  • After that, don’t we all want to live to 100? Coming to a pharmacy near you… drugs that will help us all to live to 100.  Ann at Contemporary Retirement takes a look at the once-daily pills that will stave off the effects of old age and help us remain healthy and disease-free.
  • What’s the most gorgeous city in the world? Paris? Rome? Barbara Weibel at Hole In The Donut Travels, who is midway through a four month backpacking trip around Mexico and Central America, claims that Guanajuato, Mexico is the most beautiful city in the world. Check out her photos and see if you don’t agree.
  • If your son or daughter is getting married, and you’re wondering what to wear to look elegant but fashionable, check out these top 5 trends for mother of the bride dresses from the Glam Gals at Fabulous after 40.
  • Janet at Gen Plus remembers the days of actual, on-paper, rejection letters, while The Boomer Chronicles says: My parents spoke Yiddish. All of us offspring do not. If the language dies out, it could be our fault.
  • Check out my new blog, the Accidental Locavore on eating local and fresh. As we progress into spring I’ll be giving you hints on how to pick great produce and some easy, delicious ways to cook with it. Let me know what you think, OK?

An Old Guy Walks Into a Bar…

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Yes, another blog about men and bars (dogs too).

This time, our 81 year old protagonist walks into a bar in Queens, to wager with OTB (off track betting for you non-New Yorkers), trips over a dog lying on the floor, and is suing the bar. But wait, it’s not what you think. He’s suing the bar because the fall caused him “severe pain, shock, mental anguish” and ruined his sex life with his wife, Jaclyn.

Could this ruin your sex life?

Could this ruin your sex life?

Has that sunk in yet? 81 years old and his sex life is ruined???? By a Pomeranian? No news on how much he thinks his sex life is (or was) worth, or who the lawyer is who thinks the case has merit. And just for the record, no one in the bar at the time remembers this incident. Wouldn’t you think that if he fell hard enough to smash his knee, someone would have noticed and called for an ambulance? No one is claiming the errant Pomeranian either. For the full story, check out the article in the NY Daily News. Here’s one of the comments: “wrecked his sex life??!! It probably wrecked his dreams of being star quarterback too..”

Maybe once you reach retirement age, aging at home should be for both you and the scotch? What do you think? Should we be cheering this guy on for having a sex life in his 80′s? Shouldn’t Mayor Bloomberg pass some local ordinance about tripping hazards in watering holes?

Don’t forget to check out this week’s Blogging Boomers Carnival.

Birds do it, bees do it, but Grandma??

Monday, July 13th, 2009

It's All About Aging senior couple in loveA friend of mine recently asked for some advice on talking to her grandmother about sex. Why, you wonder, would someone need to have that conversation with her grandmother? With the advent of drugs like Viagra, sex in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, is on the rise, most of it unprotected. Because of the rise in unprotected sex, there is a rise in STD’s among the elderly.

Older people have plenty of intercourse when they’re not in an institutional setting. A survey published August 2007,  in the New England Journal of Medicine found that a quarter of those between the ages of 75 and 85 were having sex, and many were doing it at least once every couple of weeks. A third of these sexually active respondents said they had either given or received oral sex in the past year.

There’s no reason to think that nursing-home residents would be any less frisky, if left to their own devices. After all, we’re talking about a mixed-sex population living in close quarters with almost endless amounts of free time. Already, staffers routinely field patient requests for personal lubricants, pornographic magazines, larger-size beds, and prescriptions for Viagra. And that’s with the 1.6 million elderly residents who came of age before the sexual revolution. Within a few decades, nursing homes will be replete with the desires and expectations of almost 7 million liberated baby boomers.

And according to an August 2007 in the Washington Post: “Individuals who remain sexually active gain the benefit of the physical exercise that comes with sex.  It’s also possible the hormones — the endorphins released by orgasms — give a general sense of well-being that could be beneficial. The psychological benefits of being loved and cared for may also trickle over to physical health.”

But how do you quietly slip Grandma a pack of condoms? Does anyone make them  in large type, easy open? If you’ve got any good ideas, my friend would be really grateful.