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Life begins at 50. So why should your sex life stop? One night stands, providing they are performed safely and without the risk of harming anyone involved, should be endorsed, regardless of your age. And I can guarantee that there are a pool of singletons out there wondering the same thing as you, so why not?
Age is a number. Much like ‘your number’ (the total of people you’ve been intimate with), we are not defined by numbers in any which way. We should feel empowered taking control of our sexuality, listening to our bodies and allowing our needs to be satisfied, however we’re doing so. Sex is a basic human instinct, and simultaneously one of the things we are shamed for partaking in or talking about. And, why? Promiscuity is not a bad word. Enjoying a healthy sex life is nothing short of inspiring, particularly in the older generations. As parents or family members or friends to younger generations, it’s no secret that at 50+, you are looked up to as somewhat of a pillar of wisdom. So how amazing would it be if some of that wisdom that you impart, is the importance of a healthy sex life and relationships with yourself and others.
Being respectful of others is a huge part of one night stands, as is ensuring you are both on the same page in understanding your intentions. A one night stand isn’t something to think too much about, of course, prior to the sex itself, but making sure you’re on a similar level of understanding will eradicate any chance of either of you feeling neglected or rejected. One night stands are all about fun, flirting and frivolity, so don’t get too inside your own head. Just relax and enjoy being able to experience sex with as many or as few people as you choose, whenever you choose. The power and future of your sexual history is in your hands. And that’s nothing to shy away from!
One night stands aren’t for everyone, though. And that’s OK, too. Sex is all about researching (that’s the best bit) and discovering what is best for you, and what makes you feel your finest, most sexual self. One night stands can be great for this, as they promote feelings of empowerment, independence and adventure. Oh, and I’m sure I don’t need to reel of the countless health benefits of having mutually pleasurable intercourse.
If this sounds like something that’s right for you, then I say go for it. Put yourself out there. Meet new people. Have more sex. Of course, be safe. Your safety should be your priority. But have fun and live your life!