Miley Cyrus stopped by the “Today Show” on Monday and made headlines again, this time for an ignorant comment about sex and how the drive declines around the age of 40. Oh, the whimsical thoughts that spews from the mouths of babes.
It would seem that after the controversy the VMAs brought, and the latest feud with Sinead O’Connor, that Miley Cyrus would at least think about enabling some type of filter, but alas, no such luck. The 20-year-old “We Can’t Stop” singer told the 55-year-old Matt Lauer that he is “definitely not sexual” during an interview on "Today" as Miley excused her sexual behavior as a matter of time; she feels she should express herself now before it is too late.
'I heard when you turn 40; things start to go a little less sexual. Probably around 40…I heard that's when people don't really have sex anymore.'
‘Do you know how old I am?’ Matt asked.
‘I'm going to guess 40.’
‘55!’ Matt corrected.
‘55,’ she laughed. ‘Oh, well then, you're really, definitely not sexual.’
Matt and Savannah opened Tuesday’s episode of the “Today Show” quipping about Cyrus’ sex over 40 comments, which also garnered her national headlines and sparked debates throughout social media.
Without medical statistics or facts to back up claims, this Sex and Relationship Examiner, who is also over 40, and the mother of four, can emphatically say that Miss Cyrus’ theory holds no personal weight. Sensuality has increased with age, perhaps due to a boost in confidence. And here’s a thought, possibly Miley wouldn’t need to create such a spectacle if she were more confident in her vocals and pretty face, instead of clamoring for negative attention with her extended tongue and lack of twerk technique. But, we aren’t here to bash Miley, she is young, naïve, beautiful and talented, yet she still has much to learn, as we all do.
Cyrus’ 'sex declines after 40 theory' prompted an informal discussion on social media by the Sex and Relationships Examiner, which asked users if sex has increased or decreased after 40. Not surprising, some of the answers were absurd and comical, but a few of the men and women who were honest, stated the drive has increased and sex has been better than ever. Most agreed timing was an issue with many families having to juggle schedules, etc., and it is difficult to cozy up with teenagers lurking about. One woman stated that men’s sex drives increased, while many women's decreased due to a lack of confidence in how they look naked.
I don't think that most men slow down on sex…I think it's mostly women…unless you’re fit and feel great about yourself. Most women don't like themselves naked after 40; that's the issue.
Last year WebMD outlined seven sexual misconceptions in “Myths About Sex after 40,” from Miley Cyrus’ theory of “you don’t need sex as you get older” to the above thought that “those extra pounds make you undesirable.” The physicians documented why these sexual myths are not factual, including, “you can have inner confidence at any weight."
What stood out, and I suggest Miley Cyrus give it a read, is what this Sex and Relationship Examiner unscientifically substantiated, sex drive has increased for many over 40. The good doctors advised if there is a drop in libido, to see your physician to determine if there is a medical issue.
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