), or the fact that leading TV and movie roles turn more to the matronly than the hot as actresses age, myths about a more mature women's sexuality abound."We silently believe that only young people have sex," says Maureen Mc Grath, RN, a sex-health educator and radio host. Here, eight myths we're happy to dispel for you.without sex; it's not food or water. Those were the ages of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore when the couple tied the knot last year, making their highly publicized May-December romance official.
"It's hard to know exactly when you'll stop ovulating, even if you're in the middle of perimenopause," says Dr. "To check when you can skip protection, your doctor can do a blood test." The level of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in your blood canreveal whether you're still fertile, but levels fluctuate during perimenopause, so even a low FSH level may be misleading. Menopause isn't official until you've gone a full year without a period, says Mc Grath. You still have to protect against sexually transmitted diseases, so use condoms until you're sure about your partner's past.
Myth 6: It's normal for sex drive to drop as you age. "It's more likely for younger women to experience dips in libido," says Mc Grath, probably thanks to the hormonal upheavals of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and dealing with young children.
Myth 5: You don't have to worry about birth control.
Truth: Tell that to the legion of late-life moms toting their beloved "oops" babies!
And what's sexier to a man than a woman who knows what she wants in bed?