This marvelous PSA dips with aplomb into the Kama Sutra to promote condom use. It’s a response to rising numbers of STI infections in people over 50, among whom rates of sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have doubled in the past decade.Thank longer lives, cluelessness (this generation came of age pre-AIDS, and pregnancy’s no longer an issue), Viagra, decreased vaginal lubrication, doctors who don’t discuss sex with older patients, and a distinct shortage of public health campaigns aimed at this population—until now, at least.
The PSA is the work of Safer Sex for Seniors, which has assembled a group of expert educators to advise on everything from slutty slang to sex rights in long-term care. A wide-ranging Q & A section encourages readers to submit their own questions. Their motto is Do It. Safely. I couldn’t agree more.