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'Fifty Shades effect' blamed for rise in sexually transmitted diseases among over-50s
mail onlie ^ | Emma Glanfield

Posted on 05/26/2014 11:08:23 AM PDT by Morgana

A rise in sexually transmitted diseases among older couples could have been caused by the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey effect’, a top doctor has warned.

Dr Charlotte Jones said the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy has led to older couples being more adventurous in bed and could explain a rise in sexually transmitted infections among the over-50s.

The film based on the best-selling erotic novels is due for release on Valentine's Day next year with Jamie Dornan in the role of billionaire Christian Grey.

Dr Jones, chairwoman of the British Medical Association's GP Committee, said the novels' success is giving couples more sexual confidence but warned that there was a risk they were failing to use protection.

She said: ‘When it comes to forgetting about safe sex we always think of the vulnerability of young people.

‘But there's the Fifty Shades of Grey effect where older people are being more explorative, but not necessarily remembering to use a condom.

‘Anyone, of any age, going into new relationships should be thinking about safe sex and particularly the role of condoms.

'People need to take care.’

Dr Jones revealed doctors are starting to see more cases of gonorrhoea and syphilis along with more common thrush and chlamydia.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: fiftyshades; fiftyshadesofgrey; moralabsolutes; porn; std; sti
Fifty shades of herpes?
1 posted on 05/26/2014 11:08:23 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Eww.


2 posted on 05/26/2014 11:14:15 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yea I know. I know.


3 posted on 05/26/2014 11:16:15 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Clapping loudly!


4 posted on 05/26/2014 11:17:56 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Morgana

It’s a shame that even the elderly can be such fools.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 11:18:36 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Love, and let live.)
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To: Morgana

I’ve been hearing about old people and STDs for years now. I think it may one if those media-generated crises. I’m 58 and certainly not getting any action, and neither are most of my contemporaries, except the married ones, maybe. I don’t even want it, and to be honest, it’s a relief after all these years of getting into so much man-caused trouble.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 11:18:39 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Morgana
Discussing STDs without mentioning race is like discussing violent crime without mentioning race. From the CDC =>

Blacks—In 2012, 63% of reported gonorrhea cases with known race/ethnicity occurred among blacks (excluding cases with missing information on race or ethnicity, and cases whose reported race or ethnicity was other) (Table 22A).

The rate of gonorrhea among blacks in 2012 was 462.0 cases per 100,000 population, which was 14.9 times the rate among whites (31.0 per 100,000) (Table 22B). This disparity has decreased slightly in recent years (Figure M). This disparity was larger for black men (16.2 times) than for black women (13.8 times) (Figure N, Table 22B).

http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats12/minorities.htm

7 posted on 05/26/2014 11:20:32 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: crazycatlady
I’ve been hearing about old people and STDs for years now. I think it may one if those media-generated crises. I’m 58 and certainly not getting any action, and neither are most of my contemporaries, except the married ones, maybe. I don’t even want it, and to be honest, it’s a relief after all these years of getting into so much man-caused trouble.

Oh come on, let's hit it.

8 posted on 05/26/2014 11:21:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz!


9 posted on 05/26/2014 11:22:54 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

I read an article several years ago that said The Villages retirement community in Fla. had the highest rates of STD’s in the country......


10 posted on 05/26/2014 11:23:37 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Morgana

Don’t worry, you can have me next. :)


11 posted on 05/26/2014 11:24:23 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: crazycatlady

More likely this is happening because more people are having sex later in life and more people are getting fixed in their 40’s. I have a tough time believing what sounds like a horribly written trilogy, that sells based on sexual content, would have the effect claimed in this article.


12 posted on 05/26/2014 11:25:22 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Morgana; Lazamataz; GeronL; GraceG

13 posted on 05/26/2014 11:26:00 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Lazamataz

If you got the Geritol, she’s got the time.

=running away=


14 posted on 05/26/2014 11:26:52 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Morgana

We were stupid in the 70s, and we’re still stupid.


15 posted on 05/26/2014 11:27:07 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

She’s a GILF.


16 posted on 05/26/2014 11:27:50 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

LOL


17 posted on 05/26/2014 11:30:56 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Lazamataz

Back to the bat cave, Robin.


18 posted on 05/26/2014 11:32:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Morgana

This is fault of Viagra & Cialis type drugs.
Without them STD’s among the elderly would have nose dived.

Also older people have poorer visions and they can not read the two page long warnings of these erectile support drugs.
It clearly says there these drugs will not protect you from STD’s.


19 posted on 05/26/2014 11:34:44 AM PDT by entropy12 (Harry Reid will not allow debate on any good bills passed by House. GOP needs 51 senators in 2014!)
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To: USNBandit

I haven’t read the darn thing either. I do have a copy I got for fifty cents at a Campus Cats jumble sale.


20 posted on 05/26/2014 11:35:05 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Lazamataz

You haven’t seen my picture and I don’t know your marital status.


21 posted on 05/26/2014 11:36:48 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Excellence

I’m afraid that may be true.


22 posted on 05/26/2014 11:38:04 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: entropy12

If I hold it far enough from my face I can read it.


23 posted on 05/26/2014 11:39:36 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: entropy12
This is fault of Viagra & Cialis type drugs.

Whenever I hear of someone getting divorced after 25-30 years--I immediately know these drugs are the culprit. (:

24 posted on 05/26/2014 11:41:14 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: crazycatlady

Thank you for making me laugh.


25 posted on 05/26/2014 11:42:52 AM PDT by entropy12 (Harry Reid will not allow debate on any good bills passed by House. GOP needs 51 senators in 2014!)
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To: entropy12
What?

It clearly says there these drugs will not protect you from STD’s.

Uh oh

26 posted on 05/26/2014 11:43:01 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: entropy12
older people have poorer visions and they can not read the two page long warnings of these erectile support drugs

The commercials warn about blindness and erections lasting more than four hours. If the two were to strike at once, it could be dangerous, what with walking into walls . . .

27 posted on 05/26/2014 12:08:44 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: crazycatlady; Lazamataz
You haven’t seen my picture and I don’t know your marital status.

From what I've read on Laz's postings over the years:

1.) Your picture is irrelevant.

2.) Laz's marital status is "desperate".

28 posted on 05/26/2014 12:11:31 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Every time I visit doctor’s office, the nurse always enters my room first and asks “what brings you here today”..

If I had that 4 hour+ problem, I guess I would have to answer, “I have a big problem”?


29 posted on 05/26/2014 12:12:56 PM PDT by entropy12 (Harry Reid will not allow debate on any good bills passed by House. GOP needs 51 senators in 2014!)
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To: Ken H

...you mean gonorrhea is racist....I knew it...what does Al Sharpen think about this...??? (sarc/)


30 posted on 05/26/2014 12:13:52 PM PDT by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: Morgana

This isn’t a new but I guess this doc needs attention so she’s mentioning Fifty Shades instead of blaming the liberal sexual revolution.


31 posted on 05/26/2014 12:25:49 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Ken H
Hmmm... Fifty Shades of GreyBlack.

Fixed it.

32 posted on 05/26/2014 1:02:06 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: crazycatlady

Your picture is irrelevant.

My marital status is ‘desperate’.


33 posted on 05/26/2014 1:25:13 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: All

After giving this some more thought this afternoon, it occurred to me that another big factor, in addition to sex drugs, may be online personals. Not all online dating is about hooking up, of course, some if it is about companionship and committed relationships, but a lot if it is about hooking up. In addition to the big sites like match.com, there are niche sites for oldsters like OurTime..


34 posted on 05/26/2014 5:00:28 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Lazamataz

Obviously, we need Congressional Investigations into this matter and another group of badged bumblers funded by our unborn great grand children’s earnings to protect the over 50 set from themselves!

If you think this needs a sarcasm tag, you probably believe there is a Conservative surnamed “Bush” who should be elected to some sort of office.

(No such person exists at this point in time, nor does the elected office of “Honey Wagon Superintendent”)


35 posted on 05/26/2014 7:08:56 PM PDT by noprogs (Tired of believing wisdom can come from the collective, willful ignorance of American voters)
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To: crazycatlady

LOL. So we men caused all your troubles? No taking any of the responsibility for your own bad (I first wrote bed - freudian much?) choices?


36 posted on 05/27/2014 7:11:24 AM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

Of course I take responsibility. It was a jokey attempt to allude to the phrase “man-caused global warming, “ that people use because they can’t pronounce or remember the other word for it.


37 posted on 05/27/2014 10:16:50 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: dmz

Of course I take responsibility. It was a jokey attempt to allude to the phrase “man-caused global warming, “ that people use because they can’t pronounce or remember the other word for it.


38 posted on 05/27/2014 10:16:50 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: crazycatlady

Mine, too. Hence the LOL at the beginning. Just funning arounf with the crazycatlady.


39 posted on 05/27/2014 11:09:43 AM PDT by dmz
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