Study: Seniors Getting Busy A Lot, STDs Spreading Like Wildfire
A warning before you read the rest of this article: you may never look at Grandma the same way again.
A study recently published in the Student British Medical Journal has revealed that STD rates among people the ages 50 and 90 have skyrocketed over the last ten years.
What does “skyrocketed” mean? It means that the number of syphilis and chlamydia cases diagnosed during that time has almost tripled.
There were 882 cases of syphilis diagnosed among people 45-64 in 2000, but in 2010 there were 2,549. And there were 6,711 cases of chlamydia diagnosed in 2000, but in 2010 there were 19,629.
So what’s with all the STDs among old timers?
Well, for starters, about 80% of people between the ages of 50 and 90 are sexually active—which is probably a hell of a lot more than you thought.
So when you factor into the equation the increased lifespan, the fact that a lot of seniors move into “retirement communities” (with other horny old folks), and the fact that they probably didn’t get a lot of sex education when they were kids...yeah, that’s a lot of disease-spreading.
On that note, if you’re looking for a good community service project, maybe you can call some of your local seniors homes and volunteer to conduct some safe-sex seminars. I’m sure they’d be glad to help you.
[via Mother Nature Network]