When we speak of STD’s, it’s usually those in their sexual prime that seems to come into focus, but a recent spike in STD’s in those over 50 have doctors reeling. According to one doctor, the recent upward trend is due to that of the sexually graphic novel series, “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
According to Dr Charlotte Jones, those 50 and above have become more experimental in bed leading to the shocking new discovery, and according to her, it’s all the book’s fault. She further explains that due to the book’s success, it’s giving those ages 50 and above a bit of a confidence boost leading to risky behavior in what she is calling the “Fifty Shades of Grey effect.”
Jones noted, “When it comes to forgetting about safe sex we always think of the vulnerability of young people.” She went on to say, “But there’s the Fifty Shades of Grey effect where older people are being more explorative, but not necessarily remembering to use a condom.”
She then doled out the advice, “Anyone, of any age, going into new relationships should be thinking about safe sex and particularly the role of condoms. People need to take care.”
What do you guys think about this – could a book really be the root cause of a spike in STD’s amongst those ages 50 and above? Let us know in the comments below.