Ingrid says “we are all conditioned to think we can’t function as complete people without a red-hot sex life. But after a bit I stopped missing it and these days I don’t think about it at all. I have never felt more liberated.
I think it works the same way as with food. If you have three square meals a day, you find that you are perpetually hungry. If you are starved of food, you lose your appetite. That’s how I see the meaning of the term ‘sex-starved’. You don’t have it and as a result you’re not hungry for it any more. You go beyond it… you find that after six months or so you can comfortably live without it.
I suggest that more women my age – I am 59 and will celebrate my 60th in October – start to live life on their own terms and stop accepting society’s judgment that they need a man.
And I don’t mean just for sex. I mean in terms of friendship and finances, running a home or business, backpacking with the kids or doing DIY.” (read full article)
I, Cat Williams, am a relationship counsellor and a contributor to Fab After Fifty. I have been asked to go on This Morning to sit on the sofa with Ingrid and put ‘the other side’, – that a couple relationship and a healthy sex life is important, no matter what your age.