Let’s face it. Over 50, we start feeling our age just a little. Granted, our brains are still 25-years-old. So I was thinking about this dichotomy: things that a 50-year-old thinks about which would not even occur to a 20-something. In fact, some of these thoughts are relatively new to me. So I made a list related to life, relationships and sex.

Tell me which ones resonate the most with you.

  1. Why can’t I get stimulated without some effort or porn?
  2. My libido went on vacation. Hope it’s having a good time.
  3. Why doesn’t my partner want to have sex as often as we use to?
  4. I should talk to my partner more but I don’t want to make the effort.
  5. Is that a GREY pube?
  6. I wish my partner were more/less adventurous about sex.
  7. I’ve gained weight and I don’t want to see myself naked, let alone have my partner see me.
  8. I’m so stressed out and tired. I think I may need meds…or a lot more beer.
  9. I really don’t want to get a colonoscopy. Not excited about that one.
  10. Some nights I’d prefer to cuddle with my dog instead of my partner.
  11. Just shut up already! All of y’all.
  12. Why am I panting so much during/after sex?! It didn’t used to be this tiring.
  13. I want to explore a kink or fetish but my partner would NEVER EVER do that with me.
  14. I have too much responsibility and I worry too much, and it affects my sex life.
  15. This relationship is boring/hard/broken.
  16. How can I get my partner to (fill in the blank)?
  17. Now I understand why people get divorced after being together 20 years.
  18. I don’t want my kids to move out (or) I want my kids gone NOW (or both).
  19. Where did I leave my reading glasses?
  20. Why did I come into this room?