Dating after fifty
After 50, men’s erections become iffy, and the drugs are less effective than advertised.In older women, menopausal changes—vaginal dryness and atrophy—often make intercourse uncomfortable or impossible even with lubricant.In addition, singles over 50 aren’t into condoms because, compared with young adults, they’re less likely to engage in the main route of STI transmission, vaginal intercourse.With age, intercourse fades from the erotic repertoire.I’d want to get to know her over several dates before getting to know her in the Biblical sense.I’d gently inquire about her sexual history—the more lovers, the greater the STI risk.
Only one in five said they used them every time, 32 percent of the women, 12 percent of the men. Age is, indeed, a key risk factor for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, genital warts, and HIV, and STIs are by far most prevalent among those under 30.
Risk after 50 is much lower—compared with twenty-somethings, around 90 percent lower.