There’s an amazing group of women (I call them ‘juicy tomatoes’) who have libidos that match the most sexual of men.
Then there are women who find themselves with partners who lose interest, perhaps due to problems with erections, and suddenly realise they really miss physical intimacy.
So some older women are keen for more action, but it is more common for senior females to find they have no spontaneous desire—sex is simply never on their agenda.
But the hormonal changes that accompany ‘the change’ can certainly make things worse by causing loss of lubrication and thinning of the vaginal walls, which can lead to painful sex.
A strange body, all those new pheromones buzzing around, plus there’s a different brain chemistry when you are first in love which can give a boost to even a well-worn libido.