That was the headline that grabbed my attention at the Huffpost this morning. I wondered, has something changed? Is there something I need to know? Are there other reasons why older women are more likely to sleep with you than the reasons I already know?
It turns out that the answer is, no. There aren't any new reasons. Older and wiser and know what I want. Past the social and mental hang-ups to one-night stands. No longer thinking about relationships and having children, etc. The same old reasons apply. But now, it seems, there is a new twist. It's now... trendy. So trendy in fact, that there is a whole section of the Huffpost dedicated to it. Love Post50.
Geese! I thought this trendy thing started years ago with Sex In The City. You know, another one of those TV shows that reflect real life... four beautiful women to whom sex is a hobby. The kind of thing you see everyday. Right?
Of course, it is true that women in their 50s are a much softer touch for sex. Something any astute male figured out long ago. Kinda like men figured out in the bar scene that "go ugly early" or "go for the fat girls" greatly increased your chances of getting laid. But this new trend has nothing to do with the bar scene. It's a social shift.
There's a huge retirement development in Florida called The Villages. It's well known that there is more sex going on between the golf cart and walker set than any other place in the state. My wife, who sells Medicare insurance, occasionally gives seminars at The Villages where she informs the oldsters about their insurance options. But the geezers know what they want. To hell with cancer, high blood pressure or gout, they go straight for the plan that pays for their Viagra. At one recent seminar an impromptu discussion broke out between attendees on the best way to cut the Viagra tablets so as to get the maximum mileage out of them.
The psychologists and social bloggers can study this phenomenon for its root causes all they want. I can save them a lot of time and effort. The free love generation has now gotten education, careers, families, AIDS, and stuff like that behind them and it's time for a little fun.
Sex - Drugs - Rock n Roll! Yeah baby!