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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.
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.
At monthly gatherings called "Sex on the Porch," sex educator and coach Katherine Forsythe hosts an open forum for women 50 and older to discuss sexuality.She urges these women to ask their partners to prove they've been tested for STIs.