HATTIETUDES: Sexuality— Not Just For The Young!
HATTIE (one name only) is a living example that beauty, sexuality and spirituality are enhanced with age. A fit and fabulous Senior, she is a successful Holistic Life Coach specializing in Anti-Aging, Women's Empowerment and Sexuality. For Hattie's full bio click here.
One of the most haunting fears of both young and older women is that aging will take away their sexual desire... and desirability. For years I was desperately afraid that growing older would turn me into a sexless, incapacitated old woman. This fear, rather than paralyzing me, set me on a path to counter that fearful scenario. Having reached the age of 75, I am thrilled that my vow to transform aging from a dreaded inevitability into a vital adventure, has been successful.
Now, my life is dedicated to inspiring others to follow my lead, and enjoy a fulfilling, life-affirming adventure at every age. Don’t give up. The trick is to keep renewing your life, your thoughts, your surroundings, and, as a natural consequence, your sexuality is sure to follow.
When you get down to it, being sexual is not about age. It’s about self-respect, acknowledging and appreciating your individual beauty, and, most important, maintaining a positive mental outlook.
We’re continually bombarded by negative images of aging from society and the media. But consider that it’s also your own mind that’s delivering a stream of destructive messages to you. Unless you nip them in the bud, they’ll discourage and depress you.
Which of us hasn’t heard that inner nagging voice ... “You’re too old? There’s no one out there who’ll desire you.” “Stop expecting great sex. It’s over, girl.” “You’re not gonna wear that low-cut dress at your age!” And the biggest fallacy of them all, “No young guys are interested in older women!” All you need do is surf the Internet under “Cougar” and you’ll have more than enough proof that older women are being actively pursued by much younger men who are turned on by their maturity!
It takes practice, but if you truly wish to be vibrantly sexual at every age, you have to take aging into your own hands and never be discouraged by the negative stereotypes surrounding aging.
And, I assure you... it's fun, and EMPOWERING!