Baby Boomer Sex: Will They Still Love It When They’re 64?
Will baby boomers do the same for graying sex as they did for the sexual revolution of the 60s?
Newswise — Will baby boomers do the same for graying sex as they did for the sexual revolution of the 60s? Yes, says University of Maryland professor Robin Sawyer, who teaches human sexuality in Maryland’s department of public and community health. But there also could be pitfalls for newly divorced boomers thrust onto a “brave new world” of dating.
In the following interview, Sawyer, a boomer himself, talks about boomer sex, then, now and into old age, and about how boomers, for all of the sexual walls they’ve knocked down, still don’t know how to talk to their own kids about sex. And that’s a problem.
A Conversation with...Robin Sawyer, professor of public and community health, University of Maryland
Q - Can the baby boomers take all the credit for the 60's sexual revolution?
Sawyer: In a sense, it was part of the social revolution of the late 50s, early 60s. Sex was a subset of a larger movement - clothes, music. Boomers were in the vanguard of a movement away from the stoic 50s.
Recommended reading.. sad that as parents we boomers (yes, I'm one..) can't talk more openly and freely about sex with our kids.. we need to work on that one...