Seniors, no longer concerned about preventing pregnancy, are one-sixth as likely to use condoms and one-fifth as likely to get tested for HIV as their younger peers, according to a Center for AIDS Prevention study.
Both Kelly and Agronin noted a difference between the amount of sexual activity in adults in their 60s and 70s and those in their 80s and 90s.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that AIDS cases among Americans over 50 quintupled since 1995.
Eventually, she met a 69-year-old male friend for occasional romantic trysts. This is purely sex," said Mc Connell, who added that she enjoyed staying single and having the freedom to date around.
Today's seniors are meeting their sometimes medically enhanced later years with a more liberated mindset, with access to multiple partners through the Internet and with more movies and books that depict their sexual adventures.
Some verbs often see figurative use: Swing usually applies to arclike movement of something attached at one extremity and free at the other: The ship's lanterns swung violently in the raging storm.
Figuratively, it denotes difficulty to decide or act from being drawn by conflicting purposes or emotions: "She swung between disbelief and dread" (Denise Grady).