Randy OAPS’ sex ed af­ter rise in one night stands

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A COUN­CIL is of­fer­ing sex ad­vice leaflets for PEN­SION­ERS – af­ter a sharp rise in the num­ber of OAPs hav­ing ONE NIGHT STANDS.

Croy­don Bor­ough Coun­cil was told the over 60s should be warned about the dan­gers of “sleep­ing around” and hav­ing ca­sual sex.

Labour Coun­cil­lor Mag­gie Mansell said pen­sion­ers were “fit­ter” and “more ac­tive” than ever be­fore and urged the coun­cil to pro­duce a “Sex at 60” pam­phlet.

She said that older peo­ple were “tak­ing on more sex­ual part­ners” and hav­ing more ca­sual sex, adding: “They started their sex lives af­ter the pill and be­fore Aids and did not get used to us­ing con­doms.

“The over 60s do not need con­tra­cep­tion but they do need mod­ern ad­vice.”

The leaflet will tar­get the over 60s to warn them how ca­sual sex can lead to sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted dis­eases (STDs).

A 2010 re­port from the Health Pro­tec­tion Agency found the age group be­tween 45 to 64 had the big­gest rise in syphilis, her­pes, ch­lamy­dia and gen­i­tal warts be­tween 2000 and 2009.

They also saw the sec­ond-big­gest rise in gon­or­rhea cases, beaten only by the over 65s.

Cases of syphilis in 45 to 64 year-olds rose ten-fold from just 52 in 2000 to 503 in 2009.

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