When you’re reading articles about sex and sexuality on the internet, the focus is primarily on younger adults right around the 20-something category. When there is information about older adults, it’s typically research about how older adults are still having sex, as if it’s an abnormal feat. Stories are often mixed with a little dose of shaming and plenty of the “ewww” factor, which I find ridiculous.
Something similar happens when we’re talking about sexual health; the information is geared toward younger women. It’s precisely this missing demographic - menopausal women - who need solid, fact-based information on sexual health. Not information on how to bleach, steam, reshape or rejuvenate our vulvas and vaginas. Those are all driven by a desire to "beautify" the female body by making it look younger - often in an effort to please men. What's missing is information about keeping aging bodies healthy, maintaining a healthy sex life and the benefits of sex.