"I'd love to see research done on the sexuality of aging women, " says Dodson. "As our biological urges retreat and our hormones diminish, many women report that they still want sex emotionally, but they wish their physiological responses were a match for the emotional desire. Sex is such an important part of intimacy and bonding, of touching and feeling connected with a partner, of accepting our bodies and the wonderful physicality of which we're capable." Like many women, in her mid-fifties, Betty Dodson began to experience a thinning of the vaginal tissue. Her solution? "It's not all about the vagina! So I switched over to anal penetration. No thinning in the rectumthat's one sturdy organ." Go, Betty, go.