Thanks for the post. I think a lot of folks would take your view, but it isn't mine. I feel that women especially , not so much men, are really living against the clock in sexual terms. The menopause really does rob women of the sex hormones that gives them sex drive. If we (men) then make women provide sex as a service, is this not morally wrong? For me it is. Although I am in my fifties, I am very fit and, certainly sexually still as virile as I was twenty years ago. In another time or life I would have taken a younger woman as a sex partner, fathered more offspring, maybe my wife would then help care for them as well as her own grandchildren? This is certainly the 'natural order'. My selfish genes would, if they could think, be very happy with this arrangement. However, the natural order - arguably - stopped functioning as the primary driver of human society over 3000 years ago. It still influences many, many things we see today though. The establishment of monogamy especially (largely due to religion, but also perhaps as itself a biproduct of the natural order working its way relentlessly via subtle paths) meant that the socially acceptable face of polygamy in many cultures - including my own - disappeared. While the natural order still explains much of human action, a lot of it is seen as being morally negative by most of us. Therefore, I am conciously choosing to NOT live my life by the natural order. This is a critical decision for me.