10/28/2013 10:16 am ET

Sex After 50? After 75? But Of Course


Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill. - H.L. Mencken

It is one of life's little ironies that the idea of our parents having sex makes us cringe, given that most of us owe our existence to their having done so.

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