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Thirty and flirty and thriving! The resulting stereotypes are endless: Your thirties are when your true friend group finally crystallizes. Your thirties are when you learn to take care of and even love! Your thirties are when you have the best sex of your life. Your thirties are when you figure out who you are. Your thirties are when everything just starts to click :. I am calmer; I know who I am. And as a result, I feel much sexier. That took me until I was about 31 to know.
It has been a very welcome shift. The extent to which women, famous and otherwise, openly celebrate the revelatory clarity of their thirties has cemented it as a bonafide cultural stereotyperipe for both sweeping generalizations and confirmation bias. Statistically speaking, there may be some science to back up the stereotype or at least the illusion of it.
A study conducted by Alfred Kinsey in the s and 50s stipulated that women in their 30s had more orgasms than women in their teens. A study of over 2, people in found that 31 is the age when women felt most comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality. A study by Friends Reunited found that 33 was the age at which people of all genders felt happiest thanks to fulfillment from their professional lives and their network of family and friends. If your 20s are an exploration phase, then your 30s seem to be the landing phase.
Your thirties as a golden decade sounds lovely in theory, but its broader implications are complex: that, as a woman, everything before your thirties is a critical warm-up and everything after is a decline — or worse, an invisible abyss. I think I was more focused on marriage and starting a family than many young women of today would be, and even though both of those things ultimately came to fruition, at that point neither seemed close to being a reality.
It was hard for me to maintain balance and juggle life and career as a professional model.
The baby made my body look different, and I had stretch marks. It was great being a mother, but very stressful. It was depressing. I constantly felt like I needed to be accomplishing more. I spent my 30s in total upheaval. First Law School, then a real whirlwind romance married and a mom within nine months of meeting each otherthen a cross country move.
Starting over in San Francisco at 35 was humbling. While generational differences could conceivably contribute to these pressures, a of women who are currently in their thirties today expressed familiarity with them as well. Simultaneously, this messaging reinforces the notion that failing to meet certain expectations during this stage is an indication of failure.
Bridget Jones Diary tells the story of a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown because she is 32 years old, single and childless. I spoke with a handful of men about what their experience was like approaching 30, and many of their answers mirrored those of the women with whom I corresponded. The reality of his thirties was a lot better, however. Sexually, I feel in my prime, too, in that I am much more fulfilled by sex and feel less social pressure as it relates to it. Especially in terms of work and relationships.
That can amount to a lot of pressure. Still, even if similar pressures and emotional growth spurts occur across genders, the cultural messaging about women in their thirties is palpably greater in that it remains a ificant topic of discussion. I find new primes with each passing phase of my life, and I am certain that there are greater heights to come. Each stage has its own particular joys which makes me grateful for things that are as well as things that have passed.
At 53, I learned how to surf, and I can finally do a handstand. I have a lover who makes me laugh, and true friends. I revel in my adult children who are still teaching me about everything that matters. As for the rumor that your thirties are your sexual prime? By Harling Ross. By Jasmine Clarke. By Edith Young. By Katie Bishop. Search Clear Search. Next story Archive. Close Newsletter Modal Giving us your is the coolest! All yum, no spam.I want a woman in her thirties
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