We've all heard that men die, on average, at a younger age than women. That leaves a lot of single ladies who may not be interested in widowhood for the rest of their days. There are fewer available older men, but that gives them a better chance of success on the dating market. And the greater your number of sexual partners, the more chance you have of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Some health care professionals were surprised to see the rise of STIs in nursing homes, and the media made much of sex-having retirees. But it's a simple fact that sex can be risky, and it's important for your health to be as safe as possible, no matter what your age.
Condoms aren't just for people worried about getting pregnant -- they're a way to protect yourself and your partner.