Dame Helen Mirren, 72, famously admitted to only finding true sexual fulfilment later in life. But why has there been this sudden shift in sexual peak? The increase in late-life divorce, and the surge of sixty and seventysomethings seeking new partners, shows that although desire may diminish during an old, familiar relationship, it can be rekindled with someone new — no matter your age. The trouble is not, then, kickstarting your libido, but finding a suitable partner.
Although even so, she's been on the receiving end of what she calls singleness microaggressions — like when a big cheese at church asks, Why aren't you married? A defence against the alarm of missing out No one is immune to feelings of loneliness, angst and the fear of unmet expectations, and Dr Moore says her Christian faith has offered a defence adjacent to all these things. Supplied: Natasha Moore Dr Moore has also developed abound friendships in the Church where her marital status, or theirs, have not mattered. Over the last decade, she's set aside time every week en route for catch up and pray with her two best friends, who are equally at different stages in their lives. They see a lot of themselves in the network of spinsters after that widows, or surplus women, popularised as a result of Dorothy Sayers's detective novels, who advantage protagonist Lord Peter Wimsey solve crimes. Dr Moore centre wants to get back the word spinster. Supplied: Natasha Moore There are all these women along with all this energy, this spare force that they would've put into their families, and so he sends them out undercover to investigate his murders, she says.
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