Baby Boomers and STDs

boomers_rect-460x307Baby Boomer or not, this you’ve got to read:

In 2011, the most recent numbers available, the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified more than 12,000 cases of gonorrhea, about 2,600 cases of syphilis and more than 22,000 cases of chlamydia in people ages 45 to 64.

This sure isn’t the world I grew up in where not only was the word sex forbidden, and I mean as in speaking it, but so were any unfortunate consequences which could only be spoken of in hushed tones, behind hands cupped in morbid secrecy. I mean, this was the era when I thought the nuns who populated my primary school never went to the bathroom! As in never, ever!

Well, things have changed, and it’s for the good except now we have to get the age-old sexually-transmitted diseases under control. Somehow, though, I think they will remain around to haunt us until the sun sets on time.

picture courtesy Don’t trust the boomers, Salon

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An author, a teacher, a candlestick maker? I am lucky enough to have followed my muse through a most eclectic life of many careers, many interests, and many friends and liasions. Two beautiful children, now grown and one their own, several books -- the penultimate accomplishment dream come true, a hores trainer, a college professor, and a stint in corporate America to validate my feelings that I never, ever want to go there again. So I donned my ruby slippers and dared to take those different paths, those diverging paths, and that has made all the difference! (Thank you, Robert!)

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