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STD’s On The Rise

The U.K. is experiencing an increase in sexually transmitted diseases for people aged 65 and up. Experts blame this on the popularity of dating apps and “chemsex.”

What is chemsex? I’ll save you the trouble of Google’ing. It means you use drugs to alter your sexual experience and it is supposedly more popular amongst gay men.

But also those dating apps. Whereas older generations might not have found so many opportunities to mix without technology, they are now single and ready to mingle with their phones and that means more opportunities for STDs.

But what about that older and wiser thing? Perhaps because people past their fertile age don’t need contraception, they mistakenly think that means that they don’t need other protective measures. But they do. You can still get syphilis even if you are over 65 so try not to.

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