Rubber gloves are not just for washing dishes.
Safe sex is for everyone, but not everyone thinks about it. In middle school health classes across the country, kids learn about birth control and safe sex. The need to use condoms to prevent sexually transmitted diseases has been drummed into the heads of the Generation X gang. For Baby Boomers, condoms were a method of birth control.
Boomers re-entering the dating world are not conditioned to using condoms, because the pregnancy chapter is closed. Surprise…STDs do not discriminate by age. Love bugs are equal opportunity predators.
A number of studies have shown that the percentage rate of infected older people is rising faster than in the younger crowd. As a gynecologist, I have to “give the talk” to menopausal woman and teenagers alike. The lesson is to keep a condom on your person regardless of age. No one is immune.