What’s a piece of advice you would share with the Champlain students, perhaps something you wish someone had told you when you were their age?
My mother thought she was being very modern when she told me in 1952 that “sex is beautiful.” But she didn’t tell me it’s fun. However, today, I think kids have gotten bogged down in the fun part – “if it feels good, do it,” with no sense of responsibility. I think that sex is not just a toy. It’s important that even if the timing is wrong for you to raise a child, this would be a good person to have a child with. The arrival of birth control has been a huge factor in shaping modern ideas. s
What’s something you would like to share with younger adults about the experience of being an older adult now?
Based on 60 years (I’m 82) of monogamous life, sex can be varied and joyful throughout one’s life. I’ve been a widow for nine years and boy do I miss the sex (and also of course the love and companionship).