Hot and Happening: Senior Sex in the 21st Century!
Many senior citizens are still “kickin’ it”! Have fun, but be sexually smart.
Posted May 30, 2013
If you thought only teenagers and twenty-somethings have high rates of venereal disease (VD)--now referred to as sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs or STIs)--you need to think again. Don't look now, or maybe, yes...envision this: Your middle-aged mother, father, aunts, uncles, even grandparents are likely still “kickin’ it,” “getting their groove on,” getting “rug burn” or doing the “horizontal mambo.” And that's a good thing. Better than milk, sex does a body good, regardless of one's age. Some of the benefits of sex include:
Better Quality of Life: Medical research and psychological studies have proven that sex and intimacy have a definite, proven positive effect on your physical and emotional well-being.
Relieves Stress: Sex relaxes the entire body, head to toe!
Improves Sleep: As people age, they may not sleep well or through the night. Great sex can ensure more zzzzzzz's and you can wake up refreshed and ready to 'go' again.
Aerobic Exercise: Sex not only improves circulation, it also burns almost 200 calories per average act of intercourse. Now, would you rather be on a treadmill for an hour, or have sex with the man you love? Which sounds like more fun? [See "Sex...: Treadmill or Titillation?": http://bit.ly/wnZz7o ]
But with that great endorphin-stimulating sex, comes some risk. Still.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coupled with some medical researchers here and abroad, have found climbing rates of many STDs in this demographic. Herpes, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and even HIV and AIDS are no longer diseases only for the young. In fact, in seniors (ages 45-64+), rates for most of these infections has almost tripled in the past ten years.
So while you get your freak on, be sure to recognize that some mature women might still get pregnant, and men and women can get STDs. Have fun, but use discretion and pick your partners wisely. Also use protection, unless you're (somehow) sure you're in a truly monogamous relationship and have seen documentation of your lover's clean bill of sexual health.
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"It's been so long since I had sex, I forgot who ties up whom."-- Joan Rivers