The often voiced opinion among youngsters that old people do not have sex is a myth, according to a Croydon councillor.
But Councillor Maggie Mansell warned this week that the new age of sexually active 60-plus year olds brought with them a range of problems.I really, genuinely shudder to think!
She told the Advertiser: "The over 60s are fitter and more active than previous generations.
"They started their sex lives after the pill and before Aids and did not get used to using condoms."Well, it’s not surprising, is it, with those tiny fiddly buttons, it’s a bit of a …
Wait. Maybe I’m thinking about mobile phones or TV remotes?
Cllr Mansell said she would be approaching Croydon's public health department, with the idea of producing a 'Sex Over 60' leaflet which could be made available through GP surgeries and pharmacies outlining the possible dangers.Who wouldn’t love to get the gig designing that?!
And she is urging public health officials and the council to get behind a publicity drive, to make older people aware that more casual sex will lead to a rise in STDs.It really needs a catchy slogan. But what? Answers on a postcard!
But I shouldn't mock. Is it a burning issue?
Kate Woollcombe, Croydon acting director of public health, said she was aware that nationally, STD figures among the over 60s were rising. She said: "We don't have any evidence to suggest it is an issue in Croydon but I am happy to consider a local health promotion campaign if it is appropriate."*orders popcorn*