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Seniors' sex lives are up and so are STD rates (Up 43% in five years!)
Los Angeles Times ^ | April 16, 2011 | Marni Jameson

Posted on 04/18/2011 5:58:54 AM PDT by jalisco555

Across the nation, and especially in the Sunshine State, 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, seniors are noticeably ahead of the national curve.

In the five years from 2005 to 2009, the number of reported cases of syphilis and chlamydia among those 55 and older increased 43 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

In Central Florida, the rise is even more dramatic. Among those 55 and older, the reported cases of syphilis and chlamydia increased 71 percent in that same five-year period. That puts Central Florida ahead of the state, which saw a 62 percent rise in those two sexually transmitted infections among the same age group.

The rates at which syphilis and chlamydia increased among older adults outpaced the nation's average. Among all age groups nationwide, reported cases of syphilis increased 60 percent between 2005 and 2009; among those in the 55 to 64 age group, it went up 70 percent. Meanwhile, the incidence of chlamydia rose 27 percent among all ages, and double that among the older group.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: chlamydia; std; syphilis
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1 posted on 04/18/2011 5:59:01 AM PDT by jalisco555
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To: jalisco555

Well, seems like SOME people are eating their Wheaties!


2 posted on 04/18/2011 6:00:09 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: jalisco555

Gee sure is funny that 10 or 20 years you NEVER heard stories like this. Ya ever though that the immoral “Baby Boomers” could be the cause of this type of thing?


3 posted on 04/18/2011 6:02:14 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Maybe, but this happened over only five years. Kinda wierd.


4 posted on 04/18/2011 6:03:06 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: jalisco555

i see it’s time for the annual senior sexaholic story from the MSM...


5 posted on 04/18/2011 6:03:43 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: jalisco555

Who said the ‘boomer’ generation wouldn’t ever be older and wiser? They’re older, aren’t they ?


6 posted on 04/18/2011 6:04:28 AM PDT by Rashputin (Barry is insane., so handlers keep him medicated and on the golf course.)
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To: jalisco555
It's all Viagra’s fault......we must TAX the makers of viagra until this health threat is “extinguished”.....</sarc>
7 posted on 04/18/2011 6:05:51 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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8 posted on 04/18/2011 6:06:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: jalisco555

pretty much jives with the beginning of the retirement of the baby boom generation...not necessarily at age 65, mind you...these places are usually 55+


9 posted on 04/18/2011 6:06:34 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: jalisco555

It’s the LA Slimes, so what they are saying to America is we need the death panels of ObamaCare, because irresponsible old people are driving up the STD’s. /S


10 posted on 04/18/2011 6:07:00 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

The LA Times actually picked the article up from the Orlando Sentinel, hence the Florida-centric nature of the piece. I happened to come upon it at the Times website, though.


11 posted on 04/18/2011 6:09:03 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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12 posted on 04/18/2011 6:09:33 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: jalisco555

It’s just the ones who have finally moved out of mom’s basement.


13 posted on 04/18/2011 6:12:34 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: jalisco555
Make of this what you will.

Okay, here goes: Viagra is a drug that will make Social Security solvent...............

14 posted on 04/18/2011 6:16:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: momtothree
Well, seems like SOME people are eating their Wheaties!

Fiber-One!...............

15 posted on 04/18/2011 6:18:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: jalisco555; All

Baby Boomers are still trying to find peace in their souls through the worship of sex.

Didn’t work for Solomon in the B.C. 600s, didn’t work in the 1960s, won’t work in the 2010s...


16 posted on 04/18/2011 6:27:01 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: jalisco555

I love the woman with the white hurr!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2d1azKRIeA


17 posted on 04/18/2011 6:37:18 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
It's all Viagra’s fault......

True! It has allowed 50-somethings to pound 20-somethings loaded with STD's.

18 posted on 04/18/2011 6:42:20 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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19 posted on 04/18/2011 6:51:00 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: jalisco555

So, I say, to pay for the medical care for these STD’s, we should raise the rates on all those folks who are overweight by 10 lbs, because those are the folks who are going to the doctors all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone knows that this is gospel truth.

Also, raise the rates on the smokers - we have to do this to pay for the high medical costs caused by promiscuous behavior which has now infected even the older members of society.


20 posted on 04/18/2011 7:03:03 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: TSgt

ewww, ewww and...ewww.


21 posted on 04/18/2011 7:07:30 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: jalisco555

Never have I been so intrigued by something I care so little about.


22 posted on 04/18/2011 7:14:47 AM PDT by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: reagan_fanatic
ewww, ewww and...ewww.

Daaaam right!

Gotta go take me a cold hot shower now to make myself feel clean again.

23 posted on 04/18/2011 7:18:09 AM PDT by moovova (Obama...a president who cannot decide if today is Tuesday or Wednesday...)
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To: jalisco555

Cougars and Chickenhawks preying on the young.


24 posted on 04/18/2011 7:29:02 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (To conserve energy, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off permanently.)
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To: stefanbatory
i see it’s time for the annual senior sexaholic story from the MSM...

You can count on it.

May is a sweeps month and nothing improves ratings as much as sex stories.

25 posted on 04/18/2011 8:16:37 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: momtothree
My Great Aunt who lived in Florida said all her female neighbors were whores. Mind you these women were in their 80’s?
26 posted on 04/18/2011 8:18:40 AM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: jalisco555

Well, with Alzheimer’s, you tell them to use a rubber, and they put on their overshoes.


27 posted on 04/18/2011 8:27:19 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Tonytitan
It has allowed 50-somethings to pound 20-somethings loaded with STD's

That's not necessarily true. The senior communities are loaded with single, horney seniors who have the money but no companions and this includes both men and women. If you're a decent looking virile young man in your 60's you can score with the older chicks any given night you want....

It's the promiscuity within those communities, not the 20 something young chicks......

28 posted on 04/18/2011 8:30:16 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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To: jalisco555; Lazamataz
But, would Laz hit it? THAT is the question???


29 posted on 04/18/2011 8:33:14 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Don't confuse Obama's evil for incompetence.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Like a driver driving piles.


30 posted on 04/18/2011 8:47:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: jalisco555

Consider the liberal thought process:

We need to distribute condoms to 11 year olds in Philadelphia and Portland, Maine, because the small number of them already having sex will get exposed to STDs if they don’t use condoms.

This will solve the problem in a way that telling them to keep their pants on or prosecuting the people (almost none of whom are 11 years old) who are diddling these kids will not.

Not to worry, the 11 year olds will use the condoms flawlessly.

Even though Boomers who presumably first found out how to use these thingsat least 35 years ago either can’t or won’t use them properly.

Nothing to see here, drive on.


31 posted on 04/18/2011 9:01:57 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: jalisco555

Typical rat mediot manipulation of data:

1. When did age 55 become a senior age?

2. What are the raw numbers? This probably falls into the scare tactics a few generations ago about non gays getting aids. The numbers were very small so a few cases skewed the results. Also, they failed to identify bi sexuals as those who had sexual contacts with gays and drug users, whose immune systems were at risk.


32 posted on 04/18/2011 9:34:35 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
If you're a decent looking virile young man in your 60's you can score with the older chicks any given night you want....

...if you don't mind having sex with sandpaper.

33 posted on 04/18/2011 10:33:31 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: jalisco555
Maybe, but this happened over only five years. Kinda wierd.

When did medicaid start paying for Viagra?

34 posted on 04/18/2011 10:53:53 AM PDT by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about lying politicians.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I think if you’re including 55 - you’re talking the generation before gen x....

I’m not sure what’s between boomers and gen x though.


35 posted on 04/18/2011 11:03:30 AM PDT by porter_knorr (http://tinyurl.com/relief4japan Help for Japan!)
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To: porter_knorr

“Baby Boomers” are “defined” as anyone born Between 1945 - 1964. I barely quailfy(1961).


36 posted on 04/18/2011 11:05:20 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: jalisco555

STDs wouldn’t be up if seniors weren’t sleeping around and stayed with one partner. The “Sexual Revolution” now has its roots in every generation. And the media celebrates this as if its cute that seniors are getting it on. There is nothing wrong with seniors having sex, but the MSM has turned them into one-dimensional charactures—the horny old man or horny old woman who makes very inappropriate sexual comments. Its not cute, its pathetic.

Having said that, I’m sure a lot of seniors are left who realize that there are a lot more important things in life than sex. Some of this is, as I said above, just a media creation.


37 posted on 04/18/2011 12:44:08 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: JoeProBono

Aw,Jeez.That’s hysterical!


38 posted on 04/18/2011 1:26:39 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Fear can hold you prisoner.Hope can set you free.(Shawshank Redemption))
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To: Tonytitan
...if you don't mind having sex with sandpaper.

Son, you don't know what yer missin....the proper lubricant will endear you to her for life........discuss the possibility with your wife, her answer might surprise you.......


39 posted on 04/18/2011 1:28:26 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
STDs wouldn’t be up if seniors weren’t sleeping around and stayed with one partner.

What's the point of that? You spent your entire life with one partner, raising your kids to be self sufficient and prosperous, even helped with raising the grandchildren. Then your spouse dies and you're left alone........

You're now in the end years of your life with your pension and savings available only for yourself so you move into a senior community where all activies are geared towards individuals like yourself who have had to deny themselves the fun of golfing every day, bowling, softball, nightlife....etc.

All that is now available to you. All the stuff that had to be set aside while you were raising your family is now available 24/7 with like minded individuals such as yourself.

All the folks living in these communities are doing it for the ammenities they provide knowing full well that last night might very well be their last.........

If promiscuity falls into the equation then so be it. At least they can wake up the next morning knowing that there was no chance of their partner becomming pregnant......

These folks paid their dues to society so I'm not about to cast judgment on them simply because they're getting more sex then I am...........LOL!

40 posted on 04/18/2011 1:53:13 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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To: jalisco555

The “Cougar Vector” at work......>PS


41 posted on 04/18/2011 3:14:35 PM PDT by PiperShade
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To: US Navy Vet

Ouch! That has to hurt ;)

It seems like “your” generation (I’m at the tail end of your decade-so I say it with a grin) - comes into the retirement age with these issues, not necessarily increasing with age.

Doesn’t matter, just interesting.


42 posted on 04/19/2011 12:24:15 AM PDT by porter_knorr (http://tinyurl.com/relief4japan Help for Japan!)
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