I’m Three Months Into Perimenopause and I Want A Refund

Is anyone ever ready?

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto: https://www.pexels.com/photo/student-sleeping-on-bed-near-laptop-and-cup-of-coffee-4132585/

“Sex started to hurt,” my friend confesses in an anguished voice. “I worried that was it for us. I’m only 63. Would ever have sex again? Had my body just given up down there?

We’re in the kitchen, talking in that conspiratorial way women do when they don’t want men or kids to overhear. I lean against the…



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