Why, Grandma, Why? STD Rates Among Seniors Are Up 43% Since 2005
I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this . . . but your grandma has been hooking up with a bunch of dirtbags. Just 'cause a guy is good at shuffleboard and has both of his original hips doesn't mean he's going to treat her right.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the STD rates for SENIOR CITIZENS are going up faster than the rates for any other age group in the country. Since 2005, the number of people over 55 who have been diagnosed with syphilis and chlamydia is up an incredible43% In Florida retirement communities, it's even worse . . . seniors with STDs are up 71% over that five-year period. The reason why people over 55 get STDs is pretty simple . . . although kind of torturous for their kids and grandkids to have to think about. Most of them spent DECADES of having unprotected sex with one partner. Now that they're widowed or divorced, they're not about to switch back to condoms. That makes them much more susceptible to STDs.Couple that with the fact that their immune systems are generally weaker than younger people, and they're just BEGGING to come down with an STD.But the main reason the rates are going up now? It's not that senior citizens are having more sex . . . they're just not as afraid to talk about its consequences.In the past, seniors might've been afraid to go to the doctor with a sexual issue. Now that society is more casual about sex and STDs, seniors aren't afraid to admit they have one.