Skip to comments.'Fifty Shades effect' blamed for rise in sexually transmitted diseases among over-50s
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.
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Yea I know. I know.
It’s a shame that even the elderly can be such fools.
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.
BlacksIn 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).
Oh come on, let's hit it.
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......
Don’t worry, you can have me next. :)
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.
If you got the Geritol, she’s got the time.
We were stupid in the 70s, and we’re still stupid.
She’s a GILF.
Back to the bat cave, Robin.
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.
I haven’t read the darn thing either. I do have a copy I got for fifty cents at a Campus Cats jumble sale.