Why I hate the term cougar. Recently, I was having an e-mail discussion with my daughters and other friends, ranging in age from 26 to 61, and one of the 30-somethings sent a Newsweek link to a story about cougars, famous cougars, you know, Susan Sarandon, and we had Madonna, and we had, of course, the most famous cougar of all time, Demi Moore, and she was all over the term, and I hate it. I’ve always hated it. And she said, she didn’t see it as a put-down phrase.
Ponce de Leon, the 18th century Spanish explorer, looked for the fountain of youth all over Florida. He found the beauty of that land, but no secret of rejuvenation. Now, Dr. Christiane Northrup has “put her finger on the pulse not only of rejuvenation, but also of delicious joy in her latest book, The Secret Pleasures of Menopause.”
Probably one of the most important decisions you will ever make is when and with whom you choose to have sex. And as you will read below, that’s in large part due to this fundamental truth: Girls have a lot more to lose from sex than boys do.