'My sex life is the best it's ever been now I'm dating a pensioner'

Sarah Carty
·Features & Style Editor
·3-min read

A young woman who is dating a pensioner, 41 years her senior, has claimed she's having the 'best' sex ever.

Julia Strauss, 31, and Bernd Hasenbank, 72, have been inseparable since they first locked eyes in April 2019.

Julia Strauss, 31, and her boyfriend Bernd Hasenbank, 72
Julia Strauss, 31, and Bernd Hasenbank, 72, have been inseparable since they first locked eyes in April 2019. Photo: Caters News

Julia, who is an interior designer student, praises the grandad-of-two for having more 'empathy and experience' than men her own age.

“My sex life with Bernd is the best I have ever experienced,” Julia, from Frankfurt, Germany, said.

“Every day with him gets better and better.

“From the very beginning I saw that Bernd is a strong and healthy man with a lively spirit. But I got surprised by his experience in the bedroom.

 Julia Strauss, 31, and her boyfriend Bernd Hasenbank, 72, share a kiss
Julia said she was surprised by Bernd's experience in the bedroom. Photo: Caters News


Julia said she has dated men who were up to 26 years older than her but none of them were like Bernd.

"Bernd's doctor says he is 15 years younger than his real age as he is super fit and active so it is no surprise he is so good in bed,” she said.

Despite being older than Julia’s parents, the couple couldn’t be happier and say ‘age is just a number’.

“At first, we felt insecure about being in public as people used to stare as we would hold hands,” she said.

"I guess they thought it was strange seeing a young woman with an older man but now they bounce off our energy. They can see we are in love and that is all that matters.”

Julia is younger than two of Bernd's children who are in their late 30s, however Bernd said Julia makes him ‘feel like a teenager again’.

"My children are 39, 37 and 24 - they have accepted her because they're happy to see their dad is happy,” Bernd said.

"I understand it is strange for a young pretty woman to be in love with an older man but I am not the dirty old man type that looks to possess a young body.

“We fell in love and we appreciate and understand each other.”

Photo of woman in her 30's and her boyfriend in his 70's hands
Bernd says Julia makes him feel like he's a teenager again. Photo: Caters News

Bernd had previously had two long relationships with women who were ten and 15 years younger than him, but he claims neither of them could ‘communicate on the same level as Julia’.

“She is so sure of herself,” he said.

“People assume Julia has a father complex but that is not the case and I am not in a financial position to be her sugar daddy.”

Julia’s parents - who are in their 60's - were gobsmacked when they found out about Bernd.

’They were struggling to understand how someone older than them can make me happy,” she said.

“But after meeting Bernd a few times, they could see we are right for each other and now they have a good relationship with him.”

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