Aging and the Sexes Transcript
Ronni Bennett, Timegoesby.net
Eric Kornfeld, comedy writer
Robert Kane, MD, author of It Shouldn't Be This Way
Jesse Kornbluth, Headbutler.com
Ronni Bennett: I woke up one day somewhere after menopause and I thought, "Gee, I haven't thought about sex in a while," and that was sad because a huge definition of myself for all my adult life was hot, juicy chick, and I didn't feel that inside anymore. It was very, very sad. I thought what a terrible thing to lose.
Dr. Robert Kane: That's an interesting choice of word by the way because one of the changes that occurs with menopause...
Ronni Bennett: I know I don't look like that anymore, but that was me!
Eric Kornfeld: If I had to describe you in 3 words, it's "hot, juicy chick."
Dr. Robert Kane: ...It's the juicy part. We think a lot about erectile dysfunction and the problems that men suffer from, but there are also aging phenomena in women where you have vaginal atrophy and a loss of lubrication.
Ronni Bennett: I haven't noticed that, but so I was very, very sad about it. I thought this is terrible. I can recognize gee, that's an attractive man walking down the street, but nothing happened inside like it used to until I met one I was really attracted to, and it comes back like that. It's just not so free-floating anymore as it used to be.
Jesse Kornbluth: I can only speak for myself, but I do find my fantasy women have changed. It's now Helen Mirren, Charlotte Rampling, Catherine Deneuve, and my idea of a young woman is Meredith Vieira. [all laugh]