Fiftysomethings Are Having Unprotected Sex With Their Friends, Says New Study


The Times posed this question today: “They have sex with friends, acquaintances and people they’re casually dating. Many have never been tested for H.I.V. or any other sexually transmitted disease, but they rarely use condoms. Who are they?” A: “What is … old people?”

Yep, the results of “one of the most comprehensive national sex studies in almost twenty years,” carried out by the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, says fiftysomething singles are getting laid, early and often. The majority of men over 50 have a regular sexual partner, and almost a quarter of them said the partner is a “friend” or a “new acquaintance.”

And they don’t even do it safely:

It’s like Cocoon has become a reality. Well, have fun, you crazy kids. But use protection!

Grown-Up, but Still Irresponsible [NYT via Gawker]