I wasn’t sure which section to post this in. I decided to put it in health and fitness, because it really is a health issue… and not a joke. Baby Boomers…ie folks in their 50s and 60s… ie most of us… apparently have a really high rate of STDs… why? You would think our generation would be smarter by now… Apparently not…
The Baby Boomer generation may be past the point of accidental pregnancies, but unprotected sex is still a danger as STDs plague the age group.
Dating experts told HuffPost Live they believe the aging generation is becoming complacent in the absence of pregnancy risks.
“In the 60’s it was like free love for everyone and nobody ever thought about that,” dating coach Lisa Copeland said.
“Nobody thinks there’s a problem because we’re not going to get pregnant anymore,” Copeland added. “And that I feel is where everybody’s head is.”
Another aspect… This is the age where, unfortunately, many boomers find themselves widowed… I can attest… the lonliness is horrendous. Not just for sex, but for companionship… In all new relationships… the question of sex is going to come up. If you are looking for another partner… you are going to eventually wind up in the bedroom with that person… it’s inevitable. So as the guy in the video says… get tested for STD BEFORE…
In the case of my 3rd hubby and I… we were both widowed after long term marriages… him 29 years… me 21 years… But we took the leap of faith that both of us had been faithful during those marriages… What if one of us had not been?
I agree… but as the guy in the video says… men in our age group may not be as eager for casual sex… as the “equipment” may not work as well as it used to… Women may be more interested because we no longer have to worry a about getting pregnant.
On the otherhand… for both sexes… sex is more than just pleasure… It’s a way of connecting with a serious partner. in fact it’s the most intense way of connecting… Being held and touched is a human need at any age… I think senior sex is more about that than just the act.
I suppose a big contributing factor would be because we’re not likely to get pregnant, some people are not bothering to take any precautions. Trouble is, although more mature ladies won’t get pregnant, they can still unknowingly pick up or pass on these diseases.
Absolutely, I’m thinking of changing my e-mail account because every time I log in to Yahoo E-mail there’s loads of stories about what all these ‘front of camera’ workers are doing, it makes me so mad, of course I never open the story but you can’t avoid seeing the headline. In my book the technicians who work behind the cameras are far more intelligent that the muppets who perform in front
Oh gosh I’m starting to ‘rant’ again still it’s very nice to find someone who has the same thoughts
Somehow… I don’t picture a woman in her 60’s as a cougar… My image of a cougar is a 40 or 45ish woman chasing 20 y/o guys… IMO… we are well beyond the cougar stage… perhaps old Pu****s is a better term… lol!!
Not saying some older ladies don’t pursue mem… but just like men… only in more subtle ways… our equipment has seen better days too…
When we were fighting for equality I had hoped men would become more equal to women and none of us would be out there doing it willy nilly, sadly we have all adopted the slack moral approach some men have always had. Not all men mind you, many were and still are not like that at all.