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3 Survival Skills For the Newly Single

Whether you’re embracing this moment with relief, or it’s a terrifying, crushing blow, finding yourself single after 50 is new and challenging territory. Here are three tips to help you navigate your way. 1.     Keep the old but try the new Take a good look at your support system.  Who will you call for a soft […]

8 Reasons Sex Is Better After 50

Sex after menopause? Some experts will tell you it’s a downhill ride of waning sex drive and dried up hormones. Sorry, we’re not buying it. We happen to think there are plenty of 50-plus babes who are rocking it just as much as in their younger days. (See Madonna.) And there’s no reason the rest […]

Childfree Conversations with Silke Schwarzkopf

A few months back, we did several videos on the topic of being childless or childfree after 50. Was it by choice or circumstance? Regrets, no regrets?? While the intended audience was women (and men) of our age, the videos exploded with thousands of views and comments from younger women struggling with this decision. Author […]

Could Prostate Massage Save Your Life?

If you, or your partner, are prone to prostate issues, it very well might! At a minimum, it can certainly help you improve your prostate health naturally, while also making you feel great in the process – or so we’ve heard! Doing research on this very important topic, I came across the site Prostate Massage […]

Decreased Response and Pleasure

Many of the age- and menopause-related hormone changes and vaginal changes that can dampen arousal around midlife can also affect women’s enjoyment of sex and ability to achieve orgasm. Here again, the vaginal atrophy and dryness related to low estrogen play a role, as does reduced blood supply to the clitoris and lower vagina. Also, […]

Honoring the People Who Served Their Country

In honor of Veterans Day this year, we want to share a collection of stories Next Avenue assembled for last year’s commemoration. Well worth sharing. As the editorial states, the stories are “about veterans, as well as stories of people who love and honor them. Ranging from memories of former soldiers to information about how […]

Husband’s Guide to Sex & Menopause

Menopause is a time when women experience considerable hormonal changes which result in symptoms such as hot flushes, mood swings and sexual problems. While these symptoms are natural, they can cause significant distress for menopausal women and their partners, and can disrupt the couple’s sex life. Having a supportive, understanding partner and being in a […]

Life, Love and Sex after Fifty: 2nd Act Sizzle Reel!

Fast-paced, edgy, comical and brutally honest, Our 2nd Act provides frank discussion for “coming of age” in the menopausal era. Life after 50 has never been hotter! Subscribe now to get more 2ndAct.tv: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwPd0szj4y97ZDIrwdywpkQ?view_as=public New episodes every week! 2nd Act TV — Digital TV for Baby Boomers — debunks taboo topics associated with aging, and […]

Menopause Mondays: Do You Know About Vaginal Dryness?

Got a vagina? Know someone who does? Those were the opening words that caught my attention next to a witty cartoon (that made me chuckle) while searching online articles on vaginal atrophy. (I usually don’t laugh much when perusing vaginal dryness).  Turns out that the writer, Ellen Dolgen of Menopause Mondays, shares my sense of […]