Kids, Grab a banana and get ready for the big talk with Mom and Dad!
Recent research shows middle-aged single, divorced and widowed Canadians are often skipping condoms, with only about 1/3 of men aged 40 to 59 and a 1/4 of women in the same age range reported they practicing safe sex.
The results, of course, are turning up in statistics on sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
It’s estimated that one in five women aged 50 to 59 carry the genital herpes virus, with the majority unaware that they’re infected. Chlamydia infections among Canadians aged 40 to 59 have also increased by a whopping 154 per cent between 2003 and 2012.
Fear of erectile dysfunction and performance anxiety can play a role among older men, many may choose to avoid condom use for fear it will exacerbate existing issues they may be contending with, other respondents said they worried it would “spoil the magic,” ruin the mood or decrease the pleasure.