Just kidding!!! Usually I just lay there. Or is it lie there? Oh, hell. I’m kidding, people. I’m kidding!!!
British researchers, writing in the “Student BMJ” medical journal, have reported that sexually transmitted diseases have skyrocketed in the senior citizen population. “A cross sectional study showed that more than 80 percent of 50 to 90 year olds are sexually active with cases of many common sexually transmitted infections more than doubling in this age group in the past 10 years,” wrote co-authors Rachel von Simson, a medical student at King’s College London, and Ranjababu Kulasegaram, a consultant genitourinary physician at St Thomas’ Hospital London. They cite studies showing an increase in cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea in the UK, USA and Canada in 45 to 64 year olds.
Theories abound about the possible reasons for this dramatic rise in STD cases in older participants: lack of education aimed at older populations, increase in use of prescription medications for erectile dysfunction, and lower rate of condom use in people over 45. Baby boomers became sexually active post-pill and pre-AIDS and as such, their sexual education likely did not include condom use beyond possible birth control or STD prevention with “easy girls and prostitutes”.
While all of this is highly alarming, of course, there exists boundless opportunities for entrepreneurs to capitalize on this phenomenom. For instance:
There is the “sorry about the herpes” cookie.
The “You Might Want to See Your Doctor” card