Getting ready to enroll in Medicare? Across the nation, and especially in communities that attract a lot of older Americans, the free-love generation is continuing to enjoy an active — if not always healthy — sex life. At a stage in life when many would expect sexually transmitted diseases to be waning, aging baby boomers are once again busting stereotypes, setting records and breaking rules. STD rates are climbing among people 55 and older. In the five years from to , the number of reported cases of syphilis and chlamydia among those 55 and older increased 43 percent, according to an Orlando Sentinel analysis of data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the Sunbelt where retirees have formed large communities, the rise was even more dramatic.
When the spring flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and the bees are buzzing, spring romance is just around the corner. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from to reported cases of STDs in people ages 55 and up increased dramatically. It is important to remember that safe sex should be practiced at all ages. Here are four tips to help seniors protect themselves in the bedroom:. Sex is a healthy part of aging. When seniors protect themselves from STDs, they can continue living a long, active life and they can enjoy their Spring romance in their future. The full article was first posted on February 12, by Patch.
Seniors' sex lives are up — and so are STD cases around the country
Love is in the air and everyone is catching spring fever, including the seniors at Senior Community Centers , who are still dating, being social and being active. Among all age groups nationwide, reported cases of syphilis increased 60 percent between and , while in the 55 to 64 age group it increased 70 percent. Meanwhile, the incidences of chlamydia rose 27 percent among all ages, and double that among those age …Today, Fowlkes reaches out to other seniors by speaking to groups about her expereince and showing a brief video she produced called "Senior Dating: Older, Wiser, Safer.