The younger generation nowadays is much well educated about sexual health and its implications than their middle aged counterparts because the sexual health industry actively campaigns to target the 16-24 year olds. Older people especially in their 50’s and above are susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases and sexual dysfunction due to their ignorance about these issues, especially about using protection during sex.
A new survey in U.K. has found that 25% of people over 55 years of age believed that their chances of acquiring sexually transmitted infection were almost nil, compared to 13% of those aged 18-24 years.
If this is the case in United Kingdom, I’m sure its worse in India.
“People need to understand this is a growing problem,” said NHS Fife’s Dr Indranil Banarjee, a consultant who sees older patients regularly at his clinic.He said that although the patients were older, they could also be much more naive.
“We’ve had instances where parents have been nudged into the clinic by their children”, he said.”They [the children] know, through all the information they get through the media, schools and colleges, that the rule of thumb is, if you’re with a new partner, you should get yourself checked out.”
You can read further about this study here
Remember if you fall into the middle age group, please look after yourself and use protection and when in doubt consult a doctor or a qualified sexologist.