Friday, October 21, 2005

My Menopause Blog: For Sex Sake

My neighbour, Gareth Lind, is a fabulous comic strip artist. He also designs the Breast of Canada calendar.

Gareth's October 21st edition of dives into the world of sex between couples. Since I've been wandering around the orgasm aka sex corral in recent posts, and because we know that a picture is worth 1,000 words, it seemed timely to let Gareth's work illustrate a point.

How Often? speaks to the different ways men and women understand their sexual relationships. In the comics case, pre-menopausal sexual relationships.

So imagine the results of an additional menopausal flush of hormones, mood swings, hot flashes, other aging issues, and perhaps a waking up to our own mortality.

My bet. The sexual relations department will be even more over worked and likely under paid. This means even less understanding.

Perhaps our best strategy is to accept that there is infinitely more than one way or rather, more than our way, of looking at something. This of course requires each of us hell bent on being right, to remove our own heads from our own arses, rinse off the crap and take in a slightly bigger picture of the world.

Wheeeeee!!! Pardon me as I take a ride on my mood swing!

But really, what do we gain from being cemented in our corners. Women and men do not think the same way. Best we make room for both points of view.

For sex sake.

Sue Richards


Blogger Michael said...

Yes, they think differently, but hopefully with good communication and a mutual wish for better understanding. Hopefully your blogs by, well not so much skating, as raising fundamental issues in gender relations, will help that process along.

10/23/2005 01:17:00 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

I agree about making room for both points of view. I don't see where anything is going to change other than becoming more aware and dealing with it.

10/23/2005 04:08:00 PM  
Blogger Sue Richards said...

M and PJ,

It would be a huge change if women accepted that men were different. I get the sense the men already know that about women.


10/24/2005 02:22:00 PM  

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