I’m 32 and I don’t know if I have ever fully recovered from seventh grade. When I graduated my beloved elementary school and went to a much bigger middle school across town, some of my old classmates also switched to the same middle school, one of whom was my sixth grade ex-boyfriend. We had a messy “separation” after I came back from summer camp and realized that he was no longer interested in knowing me anymore, no less holding my hand at the park and buying me beanie babies.
We, as females, are all so busy doing a million things in a day: running around; driving in traffic; taking kids to school, sports, and activities; shopping; cooking; career; family; and everything else you are doing. All of these things keep us in our head and disconnected from our body. Unfortunately, that is NOT a good thing when it comes to sex and intimacy.
Your partner seduces you into the bedroom. You take off your clothes, climb into bed and...start thinking about the laundry, the fight with your boss or your belly pooch. If this happens to you when you hit the sack, you're not alone. Many women's minds turn to everything but pleasure during sex. Why do we do this? And how can we stop it?
British artist Jamie McCartney is working on a sculpture called "Design a Vagina." Using only volunteers, he is making casts of 200 women's vaginas, and displaying them together in 40 block panels. He wants to show people that where vaginas are concerned, "the variety of shapes is endlessly fascinating, empowering and comforting." This is the story of how, for one of those volunteers, his message really hit home.
Britain's Sun attempted to put a damper on middle aged sex by reporting older people have sex less. Thankfully, the paper interviewed three women who say they enjoy sex much better now than when they were a 20-something. They attribute this to body issues, insecurities, and not knowing what to ask for or how to ask for it. All three women agree that Samantha Jones type middle aged sex is definitely attainable for ladies over forty. And not just Jennifer Aniston.
A study is underway at an Australian university to figure out if a woman's self-esteem is best served by kind sentiments or just sentiments that she agrees with. There are many schools of thought on this. Some women only hear what they want to hear and some women are 'ravenous, blood-sucking monsters' for compliments.
A recent study came out showing that women with a Body Mass Index above 29 or in the obese range have problems becoming pregnant. Many scientists have a problem with BMI but this thing appears to have some strong correlation. Another reason to lose a little weight or another thing to feel badly about?