"Sexual desire in women is extremely sensitive to environment and context," says Edward O. He is a professor of sociology at the University of Chicago and lead author of a major survey of sexual practices, The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States.
Now I was single and 60 and feeling on the scrap heap.
He offered to buy me a drink but that didn't seem right, so I went to the bar and got my own glass of wine. 'All they want to talk about is The X Factor and the latest celebrity gossip. Many would say the age gap between us was absurd, but I don't think either of us thought about it for a second.
After a couple of dates they start putting on the pressure. And I found his healthy, strong body very appealing.
Birds do it, bees do it, and men do it any old time. The sources of women's libidos, by contrast, are much harder to pin down.
But women will only do it if the candles are scented just right -- and their partner has done the dishes first. It's common wisdom that women place more value on emotional connection as a spark of sexual desire.
We cannot stop change though we can make better choices concerning the changes that are coming.