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Sexuality and Baby Boomers
Most Baby-Boomers learned about sexuality prior to and during the Sexual Revolution of the 60’s. This revolution brought sex out of the bedrooms into common society—at least people talked more openly and freely about sex—whether they really experienced more sex is still being debated.
With the advancement of birth control and women’s liberation people’s attitudes about sex began to shift. Women especially began to take charge of their own sexuality and started behaving like men, or at least, how they thought men behaved. They believed that they could get in on the act of ‘free love,’ having many partners outside of a committed relationship, either simultaneously or serially.
But there really is no such thing as ‘free love’—or free anything. For every action in life there are short-term and long-term consequences. People have a way of denying consequences that they don’t want to face—thinking that if they ignore them they’ll go away, but life doesn’t work that way.
Regarding free love and sex, the short-term consequence is instant gratification; however, the long-term consequences can range from sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancy, to consequences of a more emotional nature, such as feelings of low-self esteem, abandonment, rejection, guilt, remorse and shame. Men are as equally likely to experience these emotional consequences as women, but they may just cover up and deny them to themselves and to others.
I’m near the end of the Baby Boomer era, and I was brought up that sex was a taboo topic, that ‘good girls don’t ‘do it,’” or at least don’t like to do it . . . and that one loses their sex drive as they age.
But that’s not been my experience or the experiences of close friends who’ve told me about their intimate experiences . . I have several friends who are older Baby Boomers (in their mid- to late-seventies) and they are still sexually active with their intimate partners.
Because sex is part of being a well-rounded human being, I will discuss the following Sexuality for Baby Boomers (click here first) topics:
Books on Sexuality That I Recommend
Please feel free to click on a link for my review of the book.
- The Complete Kama Sutra: The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text Alain Daniélou (Translator)
- Mars and Venus Together Forever: relationships skills for lasting love by John Gray, Ph.D.
- The New Inter Courses: an aphrodisiac cookbook by Martha Hopkins & Randal Lockridge
- Making Love Better than Ever: reaching new highs of passion and pleasure after 40 by Barbara Keesling, Ph.D.
- Sacrament of Sexuality: the Spirituality and psychology of Sex by Morton and Barbara Kelsey
- I Ain’t Much Baby But I’m All I’ve Got by Jess Lair, Ph.D.
- Sex: If I Didn’t Laugh, I’d Cry by Jess Lair, Ph.D.
- Tantra: the art of conscious loving by Charles and Caroline Muir
- How to Put The Love Back Into Making Love by Dagmar O’Connor
- The Complete Guide to Sexual Positions: a sensual guide to lovemaking by Jessica Stewart
- Mama Gena’s Owner’s and Operator’s Guide to Men by Regena Thomashauer
- Love and Awakening: Discovering the Sacred Part of Intimate Relationships by John Welwood
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