Take most TV shows, and you'll see sweaty young things writhing around with one another while anyone over 40 gets cut away as soon as they kiss. But getting older doesn't mean sex leaves your life. And those older men and women enjoying sex lives? They've been doing it for a long time. So it would stand to reason that they have countless pieces of sexual wisdom to benefit the young and the curious.
Thankfully, we have these 12 women to fill us in. God gave us the ability to do it — so let's do it Source: My Life and Other Unfinished Business, we were given these parts for a reason: It's a natural part of life, and therefore shouldn't come with shame or guilt.
As famous sex therapist and author Dr. Seek out what turns you on Source: What turns us on might not be what we expect , or what society tends to promote — and it may not fit within any gender norms. But being honest and seeking out what attracts us can only lead to better, more positive sexual experiences. Sexiness is about how you feel, not how you look Source: A size 2 isn't inherently sexier than a size 14, and a made-up face isn't sexier than a plain one.
It's not about being a certain size or fitting into some box, but about how you feel about yourself. The rest will follow. The best partner is someone who makes you feel sexy Source: But she told CNN in that not only is she OK not having a ring on her finger, but that she and Russell's unique, self-determined status makes her feel sexy.
Knowing someone's committed to you out of trust and love alone can itself be a turn-on — and a huge confidence booster. Some of the best sex requires a plan Source: That's especially true as you get older that's when the Viagra comes in , but it can apply at any age — you're not always ready to go, in the right frame of mind or quite turned on enough to make it happen.
Patience and planning are virtues. You're in charge of your sexual desire Source: Getting in the mood, after all, is so much about your headspace. And that's something most anyone of any age can get into. Don't forget about hygiene Source: Her tip, while certainly not mandatory, isn't a bad one: Sometimes feeling sexy goes along with feeling clean and pampered. So why not relax a little, have a bath, and put a little time into getting ready for your partner? Talking about sex makes a major difference Source: Getty Comedic legend Joan Rivers loved to joke about sex, as well as the differences between men and women.
The line about the man on top and the woman underneath, a famous joke that's made its way around the Internet, might have only been intended for laughs, but it really does underscore a point: If we don't talk about what we want in bed and what that looks like, we can go a long time without getting it.
But if those weren't enough, knowing one of the most respected news anchors of our time has one should do it. A healthy sex life means a healthy relationship Source: While sex may not be the single most important aspect of every relationship no two couples are the same , it is an essential part of how we interact as humans and is proven to be key to relationship satisfaction.
Sex is about being happy Source: So treat it as such, and have fun!