I haven't had sex with my husband in a year. We're in our fifties and things have really slowed down for us. Is this normal?"
Dear B. R.
I have to be honest with you, I don't know if this kind of interval between making love is normal or not, but I suspect so. Dominic and I have been together for over twenty years and things between us have slowed down in the bedroom, but they're no less intimate. Personally I have discovered the joy of cuddling and holding each other. Life is demanding and sometimes its nice to be still with another person for a while. But that doesn't mean sex has stopped all together, nor should it.
As we get older our bodies tend to slow down some, especially after 50. Our bodies lose some of the drive and vigor of youth. But that shouldn't mean the fun is over and sex is a thing of the past. It just means that a little extra effort may be required
My advice is if you want to put the spark back into your relationship, break out of your routine. Go somewhere fun and sexy. To a spa, or to a hotel with one of those in room Jacuzzis. Take you and your husband out of the house and into a place with some sexual energy and see if that doesn't spark a little love action. Relationships are work, but sometimes we need to rediscover the fun and joy of being in love.
Hugs and Love Always
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