A little over a month ago, I wrote a post discussing the issue of decreased libido in my 40’s and what I was doing to deal with it. While this post probably received the least amount of comments on the actual blog itself (I attribute that to its title), it was by far my most popular blog post to date, logging the most page views I have ever had and the largest organic Facebook reach. Apparently, it is a topic that, although taboo, is still quite common and the response was overwhelming.
A few weeks after I published that post and received the amazing response that I did, things started to change around here…it seems I suddenly have found my lost sex drive! Or it has found me. Whatever the case may be. It’s kind of funny actually. My sister is about 6 years my senior and approximately 6 years ago, I remember her telling me how she suddenly experienced that increased libido that middle aged women often talk about. I thought it was a myth as I patiently waited for it to happen to me. To say it caught me off guard is an understatement. It has literally taken me by storm. I’m not really sure how to process it all, but I am just enjoying the ride. My husband isn’t complaining either…except that he’s tired!
If have read this far, you are probably wondering why the hell I am sharing this much personal information with you. First of all, it’s what I do. I share things. Personal things. Especially if I think it can help other people. And I walk right on the edge of what’s appropriate. Like all of the time. Secondly, I want to tell you how this increase in libido has changed my life entirely…not just in the bedroom. I feel more energized. I feel more confident. I have more bounce in my step. I feel prettier, sassier, sexier. Hell, I even feel smarter. And I also kind of feel like I can conquer the world right now.
I also feel more adventurous and more willing to take some risks. In my small business goals, in the way I dress, in my friendships, and clearly in my blog topic choices! My husband and I are exploring things together that we both only imagined in our wildest dreams. Not only is our sex life improved, but the entire nature of our marriage is becoming stronger in so many ways. We have always been very open and honest with another, but we have taken that concept to a whole new level, for sure!
So if you are in the same type of rut that I was in…and I was in it for close to a decade…just be patient. Both you and your partner. Because this midlife change is nothing short of amazing and exhilarating! When you hear women talk about the Fabulous 40’s…it is not a lie! This is by far the best decade of my life!
I don’t know how long this crazy wave is going to last, but I am enjoying every second of it while it’s here!
Dress: Women’s Plus Fuchsia Jacquard Drop Waist Dress – Victoria Beckham for Target.
All other items have been in my closet for some time.
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