Why does the concept of the over 60s having sex make me feel physically sick?
OK, probably not my usual topics, but it came up yesterday. After watching two “shock docs” from the incredibly credible channel 5. (If you have seen any documentary programme on this channel, you know I’m joking) . Both of the shows were about the over 60s and their sex lives. The fist one was clearly about men in there 20s/30s fetishising women who were over 60 and the other one was about the older generation getting frisky.
I felt sick, I felt so uncomfortable I was nearly physically ill. The thought of someone over 60 having consented sex made me feel so dirty.
I then started to question why. As someone who is 100% for any relationship, providing consent is there. Why would the older generation make me cringe?
It wasn’t the person or gender, it wasn’t their sexuality, but it was my own issues. I had in my head that people over 60 would not be having sex in their later years. That was because I had pictured myself not doing it. I would be concerned about what society would think of me, and that sexuality couldn’t be expressed in the later years of life. I know my thought on this has been totally wrong, and I have said a lot of ageist comments about this, and for that I am truly sorry for any hurt I have given out on it. I am trying to educate myself on this and will aim to be a better person.