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I’m Over 50. Do I Still Need To Use Condoms?

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I’m Over 50. Do I Still Need To Use Condoms?
Just because you're older doesn't mean condoms aren't necessary anymore.

At Lucky Bloke we want to be your partner in pleasure, health, and adventure. Our mission is to lead you to the land of amazing sex with condoms. With a selection of the world’s best condoms and lube at our fingertips, we’re here to prove that the right condom can actually improve your sex life. Got a question for the Lucky Bloke experts?! Let us answer it so you can concentrate on having the hottest sex possible!


Dear Lucky Bloke,

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I just turned 56 this month and after getting divorced a few years ago, have finally decided it is time to get back into the dating scene...and hopefully having sex - eeek! I was married to the same person for over 25 years, so when it comes to condoms I feel completely out of the loop. I’m pretty sure that the last time I purchased a package of condoms, George Bush, Sr. was still in office. Plus, at my age, I can't get pregnant. Do I even need to worry about condoms?! Lucky Bloke, I want to know - what’s the deal with condoms? Should I be using them? If yes, what are my best options?

Signed,

Ready to Mingle.


Dear Ready to Mingle,

Thanks so much for taking time to reach out to us.
As condom experts, we’re always happy to help!

To answer your question, if you’re having sex at any age, you should definitely use condoms! Even though safe sex for older adults doesn’t get as much attention in the media, the risks are just as real – actually, more so, as many couples who aren't concerned with pregancy are at higher risk for STDs.

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According to recent research released by the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 16% of new U.S. HIV/AIDS cases are among those age 50 and older, and 25% of people living with HIV/AIDS are over 50. Not to mention, as an older adult you’re also still vulnerable to other STI’s like Herpes, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis to name a few.

With that said, you should always keep condoms on hand if you’re thinking of having sex. Shopping for condoms can be a confusing experience (even if you buy them regularly)! However, when it comes to pleasure and comfort, the great news is that condoms have come a long way from the ones you remember. Also, what most people don’t realize is that condoms are not “one-size-fits-all.” Condoms actually come in three different sizes: small, medium and large. Keep Reading...

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