“Two old guys are talking and one says to the other, “I really don’t have much sex drive anymore. You have the same problem?”
Other guy says, “Not me. I can still have sex. Twice, in fact.”
First guy says, “Twice”?
Second guy says, “You bet. Once in the Fall and then again in the Spring.”
The more truth there is beyond the humor, the funnier it becomes. And when it comes to All Things Sex, that’s what they’d like us Getting-Older-Types to think. When you were a kid, they tell us, all Systems were go. But now that you’re older, you’re destined to spend the remaining years with your engines sitting idly on the Launch Pad of Life. Unless, of course, you take this Little Blue Pill the size of a Frisbee.
Want proof? All you have to do is watch any nightly news broadcast – programming that can always be counted on to target an older audience – and check out the commercials. It’s a real litany of Middle-Age-Miseries, an endless series of acronyms all designed to make us feel even older and more enfeebled than we already are. ED, Low T, IBS – I mean, seriously, if we believed the advertisers, we’d spend every waking moment trying to get it up, get it in, or get it out.
And you have to love the warnings – “If you have an erection lasting more than four hours, call your doctor.” Tell you what, if that ever happens to me, the call to the doctor is the second one I’m going to make. The first will be to the good people at the Guinness Book of Records.
But seriously, love making is about more than making love, no matter what your age. It’s about falling asleep with The One. Even better, waking up together. Seeing the look in her eyes when I catch her looking at me. Feeling the warmth when I know she’s near.
When L and I walk along the beach in Del Mar or Carlsbad, we’ll take special note of the ages of the couples we see who actually are holding hands. Like us (Blogger’s Note: If there’s ever a Hand-Holders Hall of Fame, there’s sure to be a statue of L out front). Our results: The older the couple, the better the odds. Must mean something.
Maybe what it means is this: After age 60, it’s not just about sex. It’s about something much, much more important.
It’s about Intimacy…