I just heard an interesting radio segment on CBC in Canada. It was a call in show and the guest was a local sex therapist, fielding questions and comments from the public. The topic for the program was sex and aging.
One caller was a women worked in a large department store, in the women’s wear section. For those of you who know Canada, it was the Bay (our equivalent to Macy’s). She said that within the first moments of serving an older customer (she said 40+), she could tell if they are having sex.
– they are cheerier
– they go for more hipper, more form fitting clothing (no matter their size)
– their eyes sparkle when they speak; and
– they have a subtly flirtatious nature.
I found this interesting. First off, if she’s right, it is somewhat intuitive… that if you’re having good sex when you’re in your 40s and beyond, chances are your demeanour will be cheerier. But there is a cause and effect question: are you cheerier because you’re having more sex; or are you having more sex as a bi-product of your general cheeriness? I don’t know.
More importantly, I guess, she is only guessing that these women are more sexual. There is no way she’s asking all of her customers how their sex life is. I suspect she is only inferring from their mood and disposition that they are sexual.
So, maybe she’s completely wrong. But I thought it was an interesting observation and worth sharing.