Baby boomers re-entering dating game more vulnerable to STIs

PM, ABC radio, 18/01/2018

Family Planning New South Wales surveyed 2,339 heterosexual men who were using an online dating service in 2014.

The survey found men aged 50 or older were less likely to use condoms and more likely than younger men to think that condoms reduced sexual interest.

The survey also found 49 per cent of men over 60 did not know that Australia’s most prevalent sexually transmitted infection (STI), chlamydia, often does not cause any symptoms.

Let’s talk about sex: Broaching sexual ethics with young people

Australian Institute of Family Studies, 8 June 2016

Sexual violence and coercion is a serious problem faced by young people. Young women aged 18-24 are the most likely group to have experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months.

As awkward or embarrassing as we can sometimes find it to talk to young people about sex and relationships, research such as that from the ABS shows how important it is to initiate discussions about ethical and respectful relationships from a young age. Doing so has the potential to contribute to the prevention of sexual violence.

But we don’t always provide young people with information about sexual consent and negotiating romantic or sexual relationships as part of sex education, despite the research indicating that young people want and need this information

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