The Middle-age Spread (STIs in the over 50s)

Sexual health week 2010 posters

In 2010 we ran the first ever national sexual health campaign for people over 50.

No surprises that people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s are having sex with new partners.

Some people are coming out of relationships and dating again. Some have always been single. And many over 50s are enjoying fantastic sex and finding new love at this point in their lives.

Sexual Health Week 2010 posterThe problem is that lots of people over 50, single or dating, don’t think safer sex applies to them. If you’re coming out of a long-term relationship it may not be something you’ve had to think about for years. And, after the menopause, using condoms can be easily forgotten about. Result? STIs are making a comeback in a new generation.

STIs don’t care about greying hair or a few wrinkles. If you’re having unprotected sex, an STI will find you just as attractive whatever your age.

Unbelievably. there’s never been a sexual health campaign for people over 50 before.

So, if you’re over 50 and having, or thinking about having, sex with a new or different partner(s) this campaign is for you.


Help and advice if you're over 50

Sexual Health Week 2010 posterDid you know, for example, that you can get an STI from sex toys or oral sex?

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Information for professionals and journalists

Sexual Health Week 2010 posterInformation for professionals.

Information for journalists.