Sex & Relationships

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Reconnect With a Former Love?

Reconnect With a Former Love?

After losing a spouse, it is not uncommon to find your mind wondering what ever happened to your first/second/third girlfriend.  This backwards magnetism can be especially strong if that prior coupling did not end bitterly; it may have just run its course, or you went away to college, etc. There is certainly a built-in comfort

Better Sex With a New Knee or Hip!

Better Sex With a New Knee or Hip!

Total knee replacement (TKR) or total hip replacement (THR) has the ancillary benefit of improving the sex life of the patient. According to Jose A. Rodriguez, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and chief of the Center for Joint Preservation and Reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, hip or knee replacement does “offer improvement in sexual

Best Things About Being Single

Best Things About Being Single

A study conducted earlier this year by the Del Webb Company of Baby Boomers (born in the years 1946-1964) revealed some interesting attitudes. The vast majority of single boomers (81%) said that the best part of their single status is having the freedom to do whatever they want. Thirty-three percent (33%) of those said that

Happy Birthday Viagra

Happy Birthday Viagra

  It has been fifteen years since the FDA approved the use of Viagra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). It changed the lives of millions. Just last year (2012), over eight million prescriptions for the medication were written in the US. Half of men over 40 have some degree of ED. There are

First Date Food Faux-Pas

First Date Food Faux-Pas

  We caution against the following foods on a first date because the truth is that, unless you are really close with your companion (third date?), there is a good chance these entrees can leave you somewhat worse for wear! Since the cliché is “you only get one chance to make a first impression,” here

Sexy Aging

Sexy Aging

Each of us has our own attitudes about aging. We hope that most of our Suddenly Solos feel positively about what we more precisely call “maturing.” Well, an attitudinal study of 2,000 people nationwide on this subject was conducted by Allure Magazine in partnership with market research firm Penn Schoen Berland and they found several

Sex Hints for Suddenly Solo Guys

Sex Hints for Suddenly Solo Guys

  We understand that you probably know it all when it comes to sex(!), but as we have moved into our late-in-life prime, perhaps we can give you a few (as Ed Norton would say) “pernters!” Soft lighting. Everybody and everything looks better in flattering light. No overhead fixtures.  Candles or diffused illumination from lamps

Dating and Your Kids – How Much to Say and When

Dating and Your Kids – How Much to Say and When

One of the most delicate balances you have to finesse if you start to date again is dealing with your children. Except in the cases of some truly vitriolic divorces, most of the time your sons and daughters (and grandchildren!) want you to be happy.  But, sometimes they don’t want you to be too happy,

The Best Sex Music

The Best Sex Music

The music streaming service Spotify conducted a survey to find out what songs people felt were the best to heighten the interest in sex as well as during other moments, such as “songs for a romantic dinner” and “songs to listen to while having sex.” The study interviewed over 2,000 people in the United Kingdom

She is Still a Mystery to Me!

She is Still a Mystery to Me!

Besides being the title to a lesser-known Lovin’ Spoonful song, it expresses one of life’s most enduring conundrums!  Women are fascinating and often difficult-to-understand creatures.  And our years of experience haven’t made it any easier to figure them out.  However, here are a few of the somewhat lesser-known “clues” that may make it just a

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