Erotic Lit To Take On Your Summer Vacation

Here’s something else to put on your must-pack list when you’re getting ready to go on your summer vacation: erotica. And I’m not referring to the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy. I do think E.L. James is owed a whole debt of gratitude for opening up millions of women’s eyes (and perhaps their legs) to…

Female Viagra Nears Approval: What It Means for Your Libido

The big news last week in sexual health was a Federal Drug Administration committee vote to approve the launch of Flibanserin, a drug that may boost a woman’s interest in having sex. The effort to get to this point for the drug – the recommendation of an advisory committee tends to translate to formal FDA…

No Reading Glasses for Me!

The first time I noticed it was in a dimly lit restaurant. I grabbed for the candle on the table thinking, “Gee, the type on this menu is awfully small.” In the next few weeks I found the same thing happening when I read the newspaper or sought ingredients on a package label in the…

Hypnosis for Hot Flashes and Memory Loss

Can hypnosis make you forget you are in menopause? Scientists at Baylor University in Texas suggest that it is possible. For the last couple of years, the school’s Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory has shown that hypnotic relaxation therapy can combat some of the most vexing symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and memory loss. Hypnotic…

Cocktail Quickie: The Lemon Drop

Here’s a girlie drink that works equally well for guys. A flavored martini in disguise, the Lemon Drop gets its pucker from citrus and its sweet from superfine sugar. Mix up a batch and watch the world turn candy colors. Ingredients for 1 drink: 1 1/2 ounces frozen vodka 1 teaspoon superfine sugar ¾-1 ounce freshly…

Divorce Is Final But Kids Tie You Together Forever

So here’s the thing about divorce, if you have children together: Your marriage may be over but your interactions will never end. There will be birthday parties and graduations. Weddings and grandchildren. As parents, you are bonded together. Forever and ever. So you better do your damnedest to behave like civilized people over the years…

When Love Hurts Break Out The Lube

A few women I know who love sex have started to dread it a little bit. With fewer hormones flowing, their vaginas feel tighter and dryer, and penetration can be uncomfortable. “I never expected that it would hurt,” says a good friend who just turned 50. While there are many remedies for vaginal dryness, the…

Beauty Quickie: Self Tanner

I grew up in South Florida in the days before sunscreen was considered necessary. Baby oil was the only thing my friends and I rubbed on our beachy skin. Over 30 years later, I still live down here but I don’t leave the house without putting sunscreen on. Sometimes though, I want a little glow.…

Love Your Upper Arms

“I hate the summer,” moans my friend Sara. “I have to show my upper arms in public.” Women of all ages tend to disparage the area from the elbow to the shoulder, wishing it were less fleshy or more defined. Here at MiddleSexy we want you to love your upper arms, or at least stop…

Taking One For the Team

Do you sometimes take one for the team? You know, those times when you have sex with your partner when you don’t really want to? You’re tired or you just did your hair or you ate too much for dinner and feel like you’re going to burst. I do it. Because in my marriage, our…