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“It’s the secret sex life of your parents and grandparents.” That’s what one 70-year-old woman in Somerset told Channel 4 News.
In fact, 51 per cent of people over 60 told us they are sexually active and many describe enjoying a late sexual bloom.
In an increasingly connected world, it's easier than ever to connect with singles 65 and up, as about two-thirds of seniors in the U. use the Internet and more than 40 percent have smartphones in their pockets, according to Pew Research data from 2017.
Whatever your age, safety always comes first; get to know your match by chatting on the phone or making a few video calls before agreeing to meet in person, and always set arranging the first date only in a public place.
In fact, STIs have doubled in 50-90-year-olds in the past 10 years.
Justin Gaffney is a sexual health nurse consultant and told us: “There is a degree of naivety in the older population in that they just don’t see that they are at risk of sexual infections.” In fact, older people become more anatomically susceptible to STIs as they age, and yet 64 per cent of our respondents who are either in new relationships or are dating, hadn’t sought sexual health advice.
But at it they are, and a third of those who are single told us they too would like to meet someone new.Online dating has made sex more accessible for men and women over 60.But as well as offering the possibility of greater sexual fulfilment, the internet is also throwing up new challenges and dangers.Her granddaughter Nicola is acting as both facilitator and gatekeeper and sifting those she thinks are suitable.As Nicola sends a smiley to a man called John who’s caught her grandma’s eye, Connie tells us that Nicola need not worry about her.