Dating for people with genital warts
Things happened really quickly, but I didn’t feel that bad about it. The guy was really nice and fun to be around, I wasn’t looking for anything serious, I was protecting myself with condoms and birth control, so I thought everything was okay!
I can count the number of times me and this guy had sex (2 times) before my world completely flipped upside down.
Many older adults are embarrassed to ask to be tested for STDs.
Many other STDs do not have symptoms, so many people don't realize they are infected until serious and possibly permanent damage has occurred.
After the second time we had sex, I can remember the holy spirit tugging on my heart telling me that I am worth more that what I am accepting.
I entertained the thought of putting an end to my rebellious actions, but I didn’t have any intent on truly changing.
Factors Contributing to Increase in STDs in Older Adults: New trends in medicine have given men medications for erectile dysfunction such as Viagra and Cialis.
These drugs have enabled more men to engage in sexual activity throughout their older years.
America is also experiencing a high mid-life divorce rate.
Conversations About STDs: Older adults would be wise to speak with their primary-care physicians to start a dialogue about STDs.
However, some doctors avoid the topic because they feel uncomfortable discussing it with these patients.
Almost anyone who is sexually active is also at risk of being infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that the number of new HIV infections is actually growing faster in individuals over 50 than in people 40 years and under, and HIV may just be the tip of the iceberg.
Consequently, older adults are looking for dates online, which lowers the chance that they know the background and sexual history of people they are dating.