A three-page spread in our newspaper yesterday about the resurgence in the spread of Syphilis. This is an especially insidious disease.
"Syphilis is a highly contagious disease spread primarily by sexual activity, including oral and anal sex. It develops in stages, and symptoms vary with each stage.
The first stage involves a painless sore on the genitals, rectum, or mouth. After the initial sore heals, the second stage is characterized by a rash. Then, there are no symptoms until the final stage which may occur years later. This final stage can result in damage to the brain, nerves, eyes, or heart." [text bolding is mine]
Knowledge of this, and other STIs, has never been a deterrent; people are people and complete abstinence is rare. And, it would appear the Free Love generation is at it again - rates of this (and other STIs) are rampant among those 55+. Sites out there have been designed especially for them, including chat rooms like Granny Chat and Granny Cam for a safer alternative.
Because - whether you use porn or your own imagination to fantasize - masturbation is still the safest sex there is. Alone,
or with others.
That said, have a really wonderful weekend, and welcome to September.