...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Suzanne Noble, a 62-year-old woman from Kilburn, North London, claims that she enjoys sex now more than ever and says her 40s were the “best time” for her sexual experimentation.
She explains that her libido was high during this time, and she was having a lot of fun exploring her sexuality.
However, when she went through menopause at the age of 50, her libido decreased, and she grieved the loss of her “sexy self.”
She downloaded dating apps in 2018 and met her late partner, Bob, whom she credits with helping her regain her confidence and reengage with sex.
Suzanne and her current partner, Peter Marriott, co-host a podcast called ‘Sex Advice for Seniors,’ in which they talk openly about their sex lives and offer advice on intimacy in later life.
They share their experiences and offer tips for older adults who are navigating relationships and sexuality.
Suzanne emphasizes the importance of communication with partners about sex and encourages younger people to start talking about it with their partners early on.
She hopes to break the taboo surrounding talking about intimacy and let older people know that there is no time limit on love and sex.
Suzanne and Peter have an open relationship, which they describe as “friends with benefits,” and they openly discuss their preferences and needs with each other.
Suzanne emphasizes that it is important for older adults to communicate with their partners about what they want and need from a sexual relationship.
Suzanne still enjoys sex and has it around three times a month, but she says that she is not as “crazy” as she was in her 40s.
She explains that she knows what she likes and doesn’t like and is more vanilla now than she used to be.
She also mentions that sex is not as big of a priority for some older women, who may look for different things in a relationship.