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heartbroken2012 posted 7/10/2014 11:58 AM

Its quiet in there. No interruptions. No nagging. No fighting children. Its like a mini-vacation.

Razor posted 7/10/2014 11:59 AM

Is once per week really not enough? Specifically for the 50+ set?

At issue is the fact that the relationship is between TWO people. each of which may (probably) have different sexual drives regarding frequency.

Before I came along WW had lots of concurrent boy friends / sex partners. She would have different ones once or twice a week. some weeks she would sleep with three or more guys (one at a time) over the course of the week. So she was quite active.

With me frequency has changed over time. When we were young 1 or 2 times a week is all WW wanted. Now we have sex only about 2 times a month.

My appetite has always been higher than hers.

When we were young I hoped that the frequency WW had sex would be the same but I would be her only partner. That didnt happen and I dont really know why.

Even at my current age (mid 60s) Id like sex at least 2 times a week. But WW just isnt interested.

cvs2kkids posted 7/10/2014 12:07 PM

It can be. It's tough to turn off the switch when you're really aroused. Generally, being wrapped up in a woman's arms and legs is extremely arousing

Yes x 1000

That much contact would be considered foreplay by most men. You can have deep kissing and snuggling would be considered affectionate, arms and legs wrapped around each other...can you say blue balls!

Bi-curious

Did have a period where I even had dreams on it about 5 years ago. Now
Never pursued it or plan too. Just had a hypersexualized period that went away.


May I ask why only sex only happens once a week?

That much, you lucky SOB!! There was a thread, I think under S/D, where the author wanted to call their XWH and yell at them for being a shitty lover. I hope I can feel the same in a couple of years.

Lucky2HaveMe posted 7/10/2014 14:11 PM

Is once per week really not enough? Specifically for the 50+ set?

Ahem! Picking on us again??

I am ONE of you!

kernel posted 7/10/2014 17:05 PM

Why does it take you 20 minutes to go #2. I have kids to feed and laundry to fold that I need help with! What are you doing in there?

The answer to this question is classified.


Sal1995 posted 7/10/2014 17:16 PM

1. Why does shopping for birthday and Christmas gifts for us create so much anxiety?

Because there is sooo much danger involved. The odds of getting it right are not that high. And it's expensive. And because the stores are packed, there's so much chaos all around us, and we're just not that good at it.

2. You say you want to eat healthy so I buy nutritious food but when you go to the store you come home with chips, Beer and BBQ sauce. What gives?

We're weak. And that stuff tastes good.

3. Why does it take you 20 minutes to go #2. I have kids to feed and laundry to fold that I need help with! What are you doing in there?

It usually takes me 30 minutes. I like to read, and the can is not only the quietest place in the house, it has the best lighting for reading.

Sex. Quality or quantity?

Do I have to choose?

Sal1995 posted 7/10/2014 17:22 PM

You say you want to eat healthy so I buy nutritious food but when you go to the store you come home with chips, Beer and BBQ sauce. What gives?

Another theory - you have the healthy stuff already covered. Someone needs to buy the comfort food, might as well be us.

hopefull77 posted 7/10/2014 17:49 PM

Hey these 2 pushing 60 take one night off a week...maybe! HB started in 6 days post dday and 20 months later it's still going!

DefiledRage posted 7/10/2014 18:21 PM

1. Why does shopping for birthday and Christmas gifts for us create so much anxiety?

Mission Impossible.
Spend too much, I've obviously done something wrong that I am now trying to make up for.
Spend too little, I didn't put any thought into it, and "Is this really how much I am worth to you"
Something practical, "Your not romantic at all"
Something romantic (okay something that should be hidden in a shoe box or the back of the closet), "Is this all you think about?"

True story, one birthday she wouldn't stop talking about wanting a new phone, I took it as a hint, got her a new phone. She opened, gave me the who just farted stink face. "Could you get me anything less personal" sarcasm dripping.

At some point I gave up and told her to maintain her amazon wish list. Birthdays and Christmas check.

Fortunately she found her own loop hole for Valentines and Anniversaries.Now she only gets cards on those days. I consider it fallout for sleeping with another man, be happy you still get the card.

2. You say you want to eat healthy so I buy nutritious food but when you go to the store you come home with chips, Beer and BBQ sauce. What gives?

I blame the supermarkets. Little known fact, they play messages over the intercom system...."you need beer, you need chips" How can my puny male brain resist such psychological warfare. See, it's not really our fault after all.

3. Why does it take you 20 minutes to go #2. I have kids to feed and laundry to fold that I need help with! What are you doing in there?

Where else am I supposed to read Divergent, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, or the next popular young adult book series. You know all the books my friends would ridicule me mercilessly if I was seen in public reading them.

Plus, the best things come to those who wait Why rush it, could end up pulling a muscle or something.

Is once per week really not enough? Specifically for the 50+ set?

Wait, she's not supposed to use the once a week is enough excuse until 50+? Why do I feel like I'm getting low-balled here?

Sal1995 posted 7/10/2014 18:41 PM

Believe it. That describes me and just about every guy in the Menz thread, at least I think it does. To screw around on my wife would be an unspeakable act of betrayal. I'd never consider it. Forget physical acts of betrayal, in 18 years of marriage, I can't recall a single conversation with another woman that I wouldn't want my wife to overhear.

It is so good to hear this, but so hard to believe it. Just feels like I'll never meet someone like that.

Lonelygirl, where do you typically meet the men in your life? There are plenty of good men of character and integrity out there. But if you look for love in the wrong places (bars, parties, dance clubs), you'll end up with more frogs than princes.

[This message edited by Sal1995 at 6:42 PM, July 10th (Thursday)]

Lonelygirl10 posted 7/10/2014 20:19 PM

Lonelygirl, where do you typically meet the men in your life? There are plenty of good men of character and integrity out there. But if you look for love in the wrong places (bars, parties, dance clubs), you'll end up with more frogs than princes.

All of my SO's since I was 22 have been through OLD. The men I know at work, church, and the gym are married. So that leaves me with OLD.

JanaGreen posted 7/10/2014 21:16 PM

Wow Defiled, please know that not all of us are so ungrateful. I'd never buy her another gift again!

trying_2_recover posted 7/10/2014 23:02 PM

In line with the number of partners. Would you find it weird if a woman you were dating in midlife had only ever been with an ex husband? Would any insecurity she'd have about being with you sexually be looked at as baggage? Or unbearably insecure or????

GotPlayed posted 7/10/2014 23:09 PM

@trying_2_recover - I hope not. I've only ever been with STBXWW. Then again, I'm probably the wrong guy to ask.

@Lonelygirl10, I met STBX online (no OLD existed way back when but essentially on a non-romantic chat room). I go to church. I would never cheat on a spouse. I'm sure your church has singles groups or something? I don't know about meeting people at the Gym. I haven't tried it.

Heh, yes, men do all our reading in there it seems. It's just so peaceful.

h0peless posted 7/10/2014 23:14 PM

In line with the number of partners. Would you find it weird if a woman you were dating in midlife had only ever been with an ex husband? Would any insecurity she'd have about being with you sexually be looked at as baggage? Or unbearably insecure or????

I've been with two women in my life, including the ex. That wouldn't bother me at all.

plainpain posted 7/10/2014 23:33 PM

If a man is out with his wife and he notices a young woman sun tanning, and he says to his wife, "Who's that?", like she is somehow supposed to know... and then later when his wife wants to be emotionally honest with her husband and confesses to feeling a tinge of jealousy over that, hoping for maybe a little reassurance of his undying devotion, but the man gets very defensive and acts like the wife is accusing him of something, and he denies up and down that he was checking her out, and then he says, "My eyes are getting bad anyway, remember? I can't see far away."... but you know that his eyes work just FINE looking at far away things, which is why he wears READING glasses.. is he being truthful when he says that he wasn't checking her out? .... Oh, never mind.

capilot posted 7/11/2014 00:44 AM

1. Why does shopping for birthday and Christmas gifts for us create so much anxiety?

Mission Impossible.
Spend too much, I've obviously done something wrong that I am now trying to make up for.
Spend too little, I didn't put any thought into it, and "Is this really how much I am worth to you"
Something practical, "Your not romantic at all"
Something romantic (okay something that should be hidden in a shoe box or the back of the closet), "Is this all you think about?"

This is super true.

True story:

Once for a girlfriend's birthday, I flew her in a private plane to a convention she wanted to go to. Brought her, her little dog, and all of the artwork she wanted to sell. Paid for the hotel. Paid for everything. Flew home low and slow on the 4th of july and watched the fireworks from the air. When we got home, champagne dinner at the nicest restaurant in town.

Pretty good, hey? Nope. Caught holy hell for the next two weeks because I didn't buy her a present.


Or the time I made an impulse buy of goal earrings for a girlfriend. Again, caught huge grief because I was the insensitive boyfriend who didn't know she didn't like gold.


I could go on and on, but it's getting late. But believe me, there's rarely been a gift-giving event that didn't go horribly wrong in my life.


And my own birthdays haven't always been a lot of fun either. Two years ago, I asked my GF for just one thing: please don't spend my birthday with the other man. And no, I didn't get what I asked for.

Lonelygirl10 posted 7/11/2014 07:13 AM

@Lonelygirl10, I met STBX online (no OLD existed way back when but essentially on a non-romantic chat room). I go to church. I would never cheat on a spouse. I'm sure your church has singles groups or something? I don't know about meeting people at the Gym. I haven't tried it.

I'm just going through a pessimistic phase. It's why I love reading here. It's nice to know that there are good men out there. I just haven't personally found one yet. I live in a very small town, so the options are really limited. I think are the good ones are married

Or the time I made an impulse buy of goal earrings for a girlfriend. Again, caught huge grief because I was the insensitive boyfriend who didn't know she didn't like gold.

I'm guilty of being upset at getting a gold necklace since all I ever wore around him was silver. I kept it to myself though, and wore the necklace all the time.

[This message edited by Lonelygirl10 at 7:15 AM, July 11th (Friday)]

Montreal posted 7/11/2014 07:28 AM

Gifts – ugh. My gift buying record is so bad I actually thought it was a cliché. If she is interested in something and I buy something to support that it automatically gets dropped. For example she started gardening, I bought her gardening tools, the garden died. Running? Bought her running gear, running stopped. She said she was so stressed out that she could really use a massage and that we should get a massage together so I bought her a couples massage coupon. It expired two years later. Whatever I buy her seems to end up in the crawlspace gathering dust.

But the best, sarcastically speaking of course, was the joke gift I got her for Christmas one year. A bucket and mop. Ha ha ha. I am so funny, right? For years she would tell everybody what a dolt I was for buying her a mop and a bucket for Christmas. I would just play along in an "aw shucks" goofball kind of way. I thought we were playing an inside joke on everybody. But then, in what turned out to be affair season, she made a comment that was tinged with a bit of anger in it. And it hit me; she didn't get, or more likely forgot, the "joke". You see the same Christmas that I got her the mop and bucket the "kids", who were three and one at the time, got her beautifully framed portraits of the front page of the newspaper from the exact days that they were born. With little gold nameplates at the bottom for each kid. They are hanging in our hallway. Beautiful, thoughtful, personal, expensive. Anybody who sees them thinks they are a great gift. But she had forgotten that I was the one who got them for her. All she remembered was how insensitive I was getting her a mop and a bucket. I put all this thought and effort into a great gift and then years later I had to remind her that I was the one who had gotten it for her.

Not that I am bitter or anything about it.

[This message edited by Montreal at 7:35 AM, July 11th (Friday)]

yearsofpain25 posted 7/11/2014 08:10 AM

@trying_2_recover

In line with the number of partners. Would you find it weird if a woman you were dating in midlife had only ever been with an ex husband? Would any insecurity she'd have about being with you sexually be looked at as baggage? Or unbearably insecure or????

Nope. Not "weird" at all. I would look at it as a gift that you were giving me. I would look at you as equally as I have with every partner I have been with. A great learning situation for me and more importantly a great learning situation for us. What are your likes and dislikes that you know about? Then, what don't you know about and find your likes and dislikes there. What are your insecurities, let me show you mine. Notice that all of this has absolutely nothing to do with your "number of partners" and is very much a getting to know you on many different levels. Once you get to "know" someone, the possibilities are infinite despite what ever you think you have as "baggage" or "insecurities". A giving lover will know this and not care about "the number".

KNOW this. Absolutely do not worry about any insecurities or baggage you think you may have. Really doesn't matter to anyone other than you. Relax and be comfortable with yourself. That is more important than anything else.


@plainpain

If a man is out with his wife and he notices a young woman sun tanning, and he says to his wife, "Who's that?", like she is somehow supposed to know... and then later when his wife wants to be emotionally honest with her husband and confesses to feeling a tinge of jealousy over that, hoping for maybe a little reassurance of his undying devotion, but the man gets very defensive and acts like the wife is accusing him of something, and he denies up and down that he was checking her out, and then he says, "My eyes are getting bad anyway, remember? I can't see far away."... but you know that his eyes work just FINE looking at far away things, which is why he wears READING glasses.. is he being truthful when he says that he wasn't checking her out? .... Oh, never mind.

WTH? First off, this H doesn't know his W very well or they would know that saying something like this to her would be upsetting, get her wheels spinning, and possibly have an affect on her insecurities. I would think that for most people this would make them feel a little insecure on some level (man or woman). When she told him how she felt, he should have acknowledged her feelings and not have been so defensive. Instead his reaction in the end was about himself. The fact that he was defensive by trying to play it off says yes, he was totally checking her out.

Now for guy in relationship code. C'mon really? He should know that if you look, you don't give ANY indication that you look because of course it can be varying degrees of hurtful to your partner. Did he miss the class on being discrete about that stuff? Not that I personally check out other women very often, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't every now and again as I can certainly appreciate beauty. There's no way in hell MrsYop is ever going to hear about it. Why do that to her?

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