How sex changes for men after 50 Join AARP Today — Receive access to exclusive information, benefits and discounts These women were not unhappy being lesbians , but love, it seems, really can conquer all — including a person's lifelong sexual orientation up to the moment when she falls hard for someone of a previously ignored gender. The research on men shows somewhat less flexibility. But Diamond and other researchers have compiled numerous case studies of gay men who spent years feeling and acting fully and comfortably homosexual, only then to fall unexpectedly in love with a heterosexual woman. Recently, I interviewed two people who went through this sexual upheaval late in life themselves. Both said they had never even considered falling in love with someone of the same — or opposite — gender until they reached their 50s or 60s. Only at that relatively late stage in life did they undergo startling degree turns in their sexual orientation.
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And finding themselves in a similar position to my aunt — that is, realising their long-term relationship with a man has been unfulfilling — they decide to start dating women. The ex-couple had three children, who were 11, nine and seven when Louise first got together with a woman. Even mainstream culture has embraced its Sapphic side: The Favourite — a film about a bawdy love triangle between Queen Anne played by Olivia Colman , the Duchess of Marlborough and a maid — was the toast of the Oscars. The fact that gay marriage has been legal in the UK since means that societally it has never been easier for someone in this country to lead a happy and fulfilled life as a gay person. The year-old historical novelist Elizabeth Fremantle, whose latest book is The Poison Bed, describes herself as bisexual but waited until her late 30s to act on her desire for other women. I remember the cruelty of the other students, who ostracised them. It was awful and made me unwilling to talk about my feelings until much later.
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They left their marriages and grown children in their 50s and have been together ever since. My curiosity piqued, I'm afraid I monopolized their time with my many questions. As someone who writes about midlife reinventions on my site, Next Act for Women , I am always on the lookout for women who have made major life changes, whether personal or professional, later in life. This certainly qualified. As luck would have it, soon after, I received an unsolicited request from Lisa Ekus , who fell in love with another woman at 51 and wanted to share her story.