Yep, talking about your grandparents' sex life isn't exactly what you want to do. Yet, this USA Today article is trying to open our eyes...whether we like it or not.
According to the report, more and more senior citizens are having sex.“65 is the new 45," said Dr. Patrice Harold, Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology at Detroit Medical Center's Hutzel Women's Hospital.
The problem is they are not doing it responsibly.
"People 55 and older account for more than a quarter of the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV in the U.S., according to CDC data."
"Between 2010 and 2014, gonorrhea cases increased by more than 90%, syphilis infections by about 65% and chlamydia infections increased by about 52% among adults 65 and older, CDC data shows. In 2015, the upward trend continued from the following year: Gonorrhea increased 13%, syphilis (both primary and secondary) increased 19% and chlamydia increased 6%," reports USA Today.
Now, in USA Today's opinion, "safe sex" would just be sex with protection from diseases, but in Franklin Graham's opinion, safe sex is God's design for sex: within marriage.
Here, he posts about the growing epidemic of STD's among older people.
But it's not all bad, shares the article. USA Today debunked common myths about sex amongst older people, explaining that it has health benefits and that there can be more intimacy because there is less focus on the superficial.
While this is a serious matter, the comments to Graham's post are pretty funny. Here are a few:
What do you think of this new information on senior citizens' sex life? Share your thoughts in the Comments! Thank you!