How long has it been since you last considered your mom’s sex life? Far too long, am I right? No? Well, older women are the targets of a new safe sex campaign in Australia, which has gotten people talking. The theory is that women over 50 who are not a part of the “condom generation” haven’t been lectured about safe sex in a a decade or four, so now–when they have erectile dysfunction, fluctuating hormones, and dryness to worry about–is the time to reintroduce the idea that condoms are a must.
Since finding that sexually transmitted infections are showing up more and more in people over 50, Family Planning NSW has put together the Little Black Dress Campaign to encourage safe sex and dispel some common condom myths. Their main message is that “safe sex is an easier conversation to have with your clothes on,” but based on feedback from commenters on the article, the safe sex conversation stopped being easy when it started involving them. What do you tell a horny older guy who says he can’t use a condom because getting it up is already difficult?
It seems that opening up the conversation about safe sex isn’t easy for anyone, but hopefully free condoms and lube will help. If all else fails, maybe the Little Black Dress Campaign can check out our condoms. We have quite a few that are wrinkled for her pleasure.
Read the full article here.