I googled "Old People Sex" and the search engine returned porn pics of naked old people screwing in various configurations. This was not what I had in mind. But it reminded me of Rule 34... I was looking for a pic like this one:
The media and FB friends keep telling me that seniors should just go ahead and enjoy themselves. Screw away!
If only it were that easy.
For old widows and widowers, the major problem is finding a partner. Yeah, I could be dating online. Tried that. There are plenty of women out there who want to go on a date and enjoy a free meal. I'm living on a retired senior budget. Really can't afford to do that any more.
The real libido killer is physical disability.
After the age of 60, the body really starts disintegrating. One of my favorite jokes to tell my girlfriend is:
"Don't tell me which parts aren't working. Which parts still work?"
I work out a couple of hours per day. Yoga, bicycling, weight lifting and some occasional basketball and softball workouts. I'm still falling apart and overweight. I've got a nasty bald spot on the crown of my head. My face is being slowly burned away by rosacea.
You can say that this shouldn't matter much. It does. The visual part of sex is important and that part is no longer particularly edifying. Best to turn out the lights and screw in the dark.
Especially in the aftermath of three surgeries that have disabled me for the past few months, I'm wondering... is that part of my life over? Has sex ended for me?
I'm not feeling sorry for myself (well... maybe a little). In fact, I'm wondering if the end of sex might be a good thing for me. Obsessing over sex, trying to find sex... that's been going on for six and a half decades. Maybe it's time to focus that energy on something else.
On occasion, I think I might try to find a young whore and simply pay for it from time to time. My budget is a little thin for that. I've always had a sex partner, so I've never been in the position of having to look for a whore. I don't even know how to do that.
As with most things in life, I doubt that I'll have an epiphany that answers my dilemma. I'll just struggle through and deal with what happens on a day to day basis.
The cartoon above certainly has one thing right. Peeing and pooping takes up more of my time and my attention with each passing day. The exhaust systems are the first systems to start breaking down as we age, for obvious reasons. Cancer seems to attack the urinary and intestinal systems first in most people.
Oh, well... We have to find meaning in different things in each stage of our lives. Might be time for me to find that in something other than sex.