A Sexual Dry Spell

Sometimes, my husband and I hit a sexual dry spell. Meaning that days, and occasionally, weeks go by without us having sex. It doesn’t mean that anything is wrong with our relationship. It usually just means that he’s been working late or that the kids have been around a lot or that I’m caught up…

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…

Exercises We Love: Leg Extensions

Leg Extensions strengthen your thigh muscles, providing protection for your knees and extra stamina for rolling around in bed. This is another simple exercise that you can do anywhere, anytime. How It Works: Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you, hands touching the floor on either sides of your legs…

Exercises We Love: Side Lunge

The side lunge does double duty for your thighs, toning both the inner and outer regions. How it works: Stand with your feet together and hands on your hips. With your right leg, lunge as far as you can to the right, bending your right knee and pushing your hips back as far as you…

Exercises We Love: Star Jumps

I recently tried this crouching form of Star Jump for the first time and was impressed with the multiple muscle groups it involves and the great cardio training it offers. You can also do it anytime and almost anywhere (it involves jumping up and down.) How It Works: Start in a standing position with your…

Exercises We Love: Butterfly Stretch

The Butterfly Stretch is a great way to make sure your inner thighs and groin can safely accommodate all your moves when you hit the sack. How It Works: Sit on the floor with the soles of your feet pressed together and your knees spread out to the sides as far as you feel comfortable…

Sex And Your Knees

My friend Larissa is just back from a Caribbean vacation with her boyfriend. They had a marvelous time, relaxing on the beach, swimming with dolphins, and playing to win on the resort’s lovely tennis courts. Then one night in bed, Larissa heard a pop in her knee. “And we weren’t even doing anything fancy,” she…

Exercises We Love: Balancing On One Leg

Great balance is a key way to stay healthy throughout your life. This easy exercise for improving balance can also help you strengthen your knees. How it works: Lift one leg toward your butt as far as you can reach and stand on the other for as long as you can, as steady as you…

Worrying About Sex (In Your 40’s)

Sometimes, I worry about sex. Yes, me. I know, it’s odd. Right? I mean, I’ve written about sex a lot. I review sex toys. I try to be honest about my sexuality. But here are two of my worries. One, I worry that I don’t put out enough. Sure, hubs and I go through active…

Exercises We Love: Tricep Kickback

Say goodbye to upper arm flab with this fabulous muscle-tightening exercise. How It Works: You’ll need two hand weights. If you are new to exercising with weights, start with a one-pound or a two-pound weight and work up from there. Grab a weight in each hand and lower your arms Stand with your legs shoulder-width…