Q&A: Having Intercourse Again After Ending A Long Relationship

It is true that some women – like some men – have one and only love, or one and only sexual partnership, and never have another. But even among older women and men now, whose spouses die after a marriage that may have spanned several decades, some people do begin new romantic or sexual relationships.

Sexually Transmitted Infections in Senior Citizens

The other day I noted to my roommate about how the rate of STIs in senior citizens has more than doubled in the past 10 years. She immediately shouted out “My grandmother can’t be having sex! You’ve got to be wrong!” Researchers of a recent study published in Sexually Transmitted Infections believe that the high divorce rate and the ease of finding sexual partners on the internet may be partly to blame.