Aging Expectations

Be inspired: Ruth Westheimer

If you were around at all in the 1980’s then you have heard of Dr. Ruth Westheimer. You probably remember her more simply as Dr. Ruth. She is a sex therapist and talked openly about sex and how you should have more of it.

After my last post which detailed research related to sex and aging, I thought it was only appropriate to highlight Dr. Ruth as our inspirational aging figure!

Here she is as a young girl:

young ruth westheimer

And here she is as you probably remember her:

80s ruth westheimer

And here is how she looks now:

ruth westheimer

I love progressions like this. Isn’t it amazing how she looks the same in each picture yet so different? My favorite part is how happy she looks as an older adult!

Dr. Ruth was inspirational because of the ground-breaking work she did to help make sex and sexuality easier to discuss without embarrassment or criticism.

When it comes to sex, the most important six inches are the ones between the ears.”
–Ruth Westheimer

She is inspirational now because she is 89 years old and still going strong. She is writing books, tweeting on Twitter, speaking at conferences, and more! I mean check out this pic she tweeted at the end of October.

ruth westheimer

Right…still having a great time! She definitely believes sex and aging go together. So get out there and try to have as much fun as Dr. Ruth!


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