Another pre-Valentine’s Day blip: a note for the editors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, whose query about women’s sex lives we posted last week. We were delighted at the good news the writer reports, though due to the delicate nature of the subject she has chosen to remain anonymous. — Ed.

I’m a 66 year-old heterosexual woman who deeply believes that sexuality is central to all our beings, men and women alike.

I’ve been menopausal for close to ten years and remain happily sexually active (I will fight to the death anyone who threatens my hormone replacement regimen). I was married for 17 years, have been divorced for 20, was engaged during that time to three different men none of whom in the end promised me more fulfillment than my already full,(albeit sometimes annoyingly lonely) single life. I have two grown children, work full time, am involved in charity work, had a successful side career in the arts, am in a long-term relationship (eleven years!) and a hard-core fan of Dr. Pat’s. I am very private in my life and would not consent for my real name to be used on anything revealing, but I would be really peeved if your panel didn’t reflect my views only because I hadn’t volunteered them.

Good luck on your project – it’s a worthy one!

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