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Mommy Porn? How about some Grandma Porn?

I blogged briefly about this Huff Po ARTICLE yesterday – Jaxine Bubis, a candidate for the Colorado State Senate, used to write erotic romance for Extasy Books, and now journalists are questioning whether that will affect her political future. The article features a lovely video clip of Jaxine talking about her inspiration for the plot of one of the novels, and it affirms that women over fifty – who were at the forefront of the sexual revolution – continue to be interested in sex and are a major market for erotica and erotic romance.

The article also features an excerpt of a video news report by Huff Po State Government Reporter John Celock. As he and the news anchor tossed the issue back and forth, they had a hard time keeping a straight face. They brought up the “mommy porn” label, joked about Fifty Shades of Gray, suggested the candidate might need to pledge to not bring up erotic content on the senate floor, and made a very tasteless pun on her last name.

I’m guessing both reporters are in their mid twenties, at most, so perhaps it’s a generational thing – or a combination of generation and gender. If so, they’d better get a grip. We Baby Boomers are doing this aging process differently than anyone’s grandma before us – and we don’t expect to be laughed at. Our demographic is a major market, with significant resources to purchase what we enjoy, so we’ll laugh all the way to the bank, the library, or the e-book website.

I don’t particularly call the fiction I’m writing “porn,” but I’m definitely a grandma, and I’m here to celebrate staying sexy, reading about sex, writing about sex, and having an active sex life, as long as I’m able.

 

Stay Sexy ~ Baby Boomers do it with Style!

Did you see the Huff Po article yesterday about women over fifty reading and writing erotic fiction? Here’s the LINK, in case you missed it. Should anyone be surprised? Baby boomers – the youngest of whom will turn fifty in 2014 – didn’t just come of age during the sexual revolution, they pretty much invented it. You can bet we’re not giving up our sexuality without a fight as we enter midlife and beyond.

Turns out there’s a conservative Republican running for the Colorado State Senate – and it has surfaced that a decade ago, she wrote erotic romance for Extasy Books under a pen name, to help support her family as a single mom after her day job as an EMT.

The discovery may be causing her political trouble in Colorado, but I liked the Huff Po take on the matter. Their lead line is “Jaxine Bubis, Erotic Fiction Writing Senate Candidate, Is Not Alone: Older Women Love Erotica.”

Agreed. Love to read it, love to write it, love to watch it – love to use it to spice up the action in the bedroom (or any other handy room). Here’s to hot sex after fifty and beyond.

Have fun, and stay sexy!

 

Stay Sexy ~ Good to the Bone!

If you’re not a baby boomer like me, you might not worry about your bones, but I do, and you should, too. Why worry? Age, for one thing. All of us – women, especially – begin to lose at least a little bone mass in mid life, and the loss tends to speed up after menopause. If genetics are not on your side (and they’re definitely not, for me), that’s another big reason. So I worry.

I worry (and my healthcare team worried) so much that four years ago I had a bone density scan, and was diagnosed with osteopenia, the precursor to osteoporosis. That scared me. The form letter that announced this diagnosis stated I should take calcium, and how much, and that I should engage in “weight bearing” exercises to attempt to prevent further loss.

But how much weight, and which muscles, and what drills? I was clueless. So I requested and received a referral to physical therapy, where I worked with a therapist specially trained in osteoporosis prevention. It turns out the most crucial muscles to engage are the ones connected to the bones that are most vulnerable to loss of mass and fractures: hips, spine (including neck), shoulders, and wrists. She led me in developing a fifteen minute routine to work these muscle masses, and I added it to the mix of my workouts.

Fast forward four years: this spring, hubs and I have scheduled what we’re calling the hundred-thousand-mile checkup, touching base with all our providers to get checked out before embarking on our full-time motorhome adventure in mid July. Getting another bone scan was part of the battery of tests.

I am thrilled to report to you that I am now good to the bone – my bones are normal! Does that mean I can relax? No, it means the opposite – what I’m doing is working, and I need to keep doing it. For the rest of my life.

Rather than try to talk you through the exercises I’m doing, I thought I’d give you a link to one of them. This YouTube VIDEO has three exercises – two for the hips, and one for the pelvis, hips and spine, which is one of the ones I’ve been doing. As with any new routine, be sure to check with a healthcare provider before embarking on a change.

So here’s hoping I can stay vibrant, healthy, sexy and excited, with strong bones to carry me through our adventures. I’d love to answer questions about what’s been working for me. Meanwhile, have fun, and Stay Sexy!

 
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