Unfortunately, STDs can also compound chronic age-related conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
An elderly parent with an active love life can raise concerns and test the patience of grown children.
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Thankfully, the baby boomer population is pushing the topic into the mass media, and trend analysts expect to see a further increase in personal services and products tailored to aging boomers and seniors.While seniors desire love, they face many obstacles beyond the social norms and taboos.The topic of romance and seniors is not only sensitive, but something that, frankly, can make some people uncomfortable.Traditionally, a senior’s love life is not discussed, let alone researched – as author Betty Friedan’s acclaimed book, “The Fountain of Age,” notes.It’s not her, it’s you Some girls are under the impression they never do anything wrong.
Anytime a girl like this gets upset or has trouble in her relationship she’ll immediately start pointing the finger.
Biological, demographic and psychological factors can all make it challenging for seniors to form romantic relationships: In her groundbreaking book, author Friedman explains that many of the difficulties that seniors face when approaching love are based on expectations that intimacy and love ought to be the same as it was during middle-age.
Instead, she explains, older people must define new modes of intimacy and sexuality that are not based on the conceptions that apply to younger adults:“Before it’s too late…
This lack of self-awareness means any relationship she gets into will be toxic and filled with drama.
Outrageous reactions Women tend to be more emotional than men, but that doesn’t mean every emotional outburst is warranted.
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show there has been a 45% increase in reported STDs in Americans over the age of 40 in the United States from 2000-2008.