Older women sex dating
More often than not, sexually active single older adults who are dating are not using condoms.
In fact, among female respondents fitting this category in the 2009 AARP survey, only 32% reported using condoms regularly.
Romantic partner status was the most strongly associated factor with being sexually active, regardless of age.
Similarly, in another cross-sectional study of 1,977 women aged 45-80, 60% reported being sexually active in the previous 3 months.
Postmenopausal women in particular may be at increased risk for acquiring HIV from an infected partner during heterosexual contact because of physiologic changes in the vagina.
Thinner vaginal tissues and a reduced amount of vaginal lubrication may lead to abrasions or tears during sex that increase the chance that HIV will enter the bloodstream.
In the 2015 nationally representative, cross-sectional Study of Midlife Development in the United States, 2,116 women age 28-84 years answered questions regarding their sexual activity.
Even today, HCPs do not routinely discuss sexuality and STIs with their older patients, whom they may view as asexual or not at risk for STIs.
Greater interest and participation in sex among women aged 50 , especially when compared with their younger counterparts, does not necessarily translate into greater knowledge about STI risk and prevention.
These women graduated from high school before 1980, when comprehensive sex education became common.
Risky dating behavior, often leading to risky sexual behavior, is a growing public health concern because it contributes to the high incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
These behaviors have been the focus of many national educational initiatives targeting persons at greatest risk—typically those in their late teens or 20s.
In the United States, the overall incidence of STIs among adults aged 50 has risen in recent years.