name change here, clearly, but I am a bit embarrassed about my thoughts recently. I am 37, married with 3 littlies, fine relationship with dh, reg sex etc, but just recently I have been obsessed, and I mean obsessed with sex. I am practically drooling over every man I see, and think about sex about every half an hour. Don't misinterpret this - it is very far from lusting after a specific person and fantasising about an affair, and I would NEVER act on any of these thoughts, but they are starting to really annoy me! I could almost understand it if things were boring between me and DH, but they're not, and he is always as up for it as I am, but I feel like that Harry Enfield 'Young Man' character. Starting to worry if this is the start of the menopause or something.
I am the same! I think it is a hormonal thing or something that maybe happens after having children. Or something that happens around 35 onwards? I went back on the pill and feel slightly less 'unmanageable'. Are you on the pill?
It is defo worse around ovulation - and the physical signs of that are much much more marked than they ever used to be (god, I can't describe what I mean, I really am embarrassed). I'm not on the pill as dh has had the snip, and definitely not pg. I know it sounds funny/borderline boasting but I am embarrassed at myself.
I read a book once by John Gray (Mars and Venus guy) called "How to get what you want and want what you've got" or something. In it he talked about life stages and said as women get older they have a certain point at which they want lots of sex and get bored with their DH's etc. and that age was 37. Can't remember what else he said......
Big generalisation but maybe you are the proof of that...
WOW - I am so pleased to hear all this. I am 38 and exactly the same thing is happening to me. I have gone from barely noticing men for 15 years, to almost crashing the car watching them - you know like the stereotype of a man not watching the road becasue he's watching the miniskirt.
And most unsuitable men too, hugely muscular men, not at all my type and this week, I realised I was looking at a "man" in school uniform I did look away quickly once I realised it was a uniform.
thank god for that!!!! I thought I was the only one here feeling so horny, and yes they are always unsuitable droolings... shit, I hope the menopause isn't imminent, I have only just finished bf dc3. and poor old DH, it's not that he doesn't do it for me anymore, just that it's a bit familiar. I don't think it would be so bad if it was all in the mind, but my body is really betraying me at the mo. Not that I would EVER do anything like that - I value my marriage and my children far too much for a zipless fuck, but I am so relieved I am not the only one - thanks all for your honesty.
oh, yes, and I meant to add, I am very far from being a Mrs Robinson or Helen Mirren in terms of looks, so the fact that I look a lot closer to waynetta slob (but with washed hair and better clothes) just fills me with shame that if any of these poor blokes realised what I was thinking they would choke in disbelief