Ходжа Н. (hojja_nusreddin) wrote,
Ходжа Н.

Things That Can Make Retirement Really Stink

8. You could pick up an STD

Seniors ages 57 to 72, including:
- 72% of men and
- 45% of women
- are sexually active

says this study from The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.

Well, good for them, you might say. But STDs are growing fast among the older set.
When you think about retirement communities, “think about sex — unsafe sex,” writes The New York Times:

- retirement communities,
- longer life,
- unfamiliarity with condoms and
- Viagra
- and what do you get?

You get an STD epidemic among the Social Security generation that rivals what we imagine is happening in those “Animal House” fraternities.

For example:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a rise, between 2007 and 2011, in cases of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, among Americans 55 and older.
Nearly 25% of people with HIV virus infections are 55 or older, according to the CDC.
Cases of syphilis are on the increase in the 55-plus group, too.
STDs are growing faster in areas where retirees cluster, points out Psychology Today:

For instance, in Arizona’s retirement-heavy (and, for what it’s worth, extremely socially and politically conservative) Pima and Maricopa counties, reported cases of syphilis and chlamydia among those 55 and older rose 87% from 2005 to 2009. Central Florida saw a 71% rise in the same timeframe, and South Florida saw a 60% rise.

The solution? Simple: use condoms!

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