When Madelyn Altman, 60, (you read that right, SIXTY), sent me her photos and narrative, I was stunned. Her description of her erotic odyssey and boudoir shoot experience virtually mirrored mine. This just cemented my conviction that there are many, many women struggling to step out of repression and embrace their sexuality at mid-life. Boomer ladies: it’s time to start a sexual revolution!
Coming out of a 25-year marriage, I felt disconnected from myself sexually.
I finally had a brief love affair that revealed a long-repressed side of me I always considered wild and shameful. I mistakenly thought that my respectful marriage and motherhood had “fixed” me. Or that maybe time had settled me down.
But here I was, 59 years old, having to make a choice: embrace my desires or live with my shame. I chose to claim my sexuality and validated that choice by agreeing to pose for a young photographer friend.
I was nervous and self-conscious initially, but with some good music, encouraging feedback, and the antics of my dog trying to photo-bomb the pictures, it turned into a fun, sensual, and liberating experience. I’m delighted with the pictures and regard them as a gift to myself.
The best and most surprising thing I see in these photos is my courage and intention to fully enjoy my sexuality.
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