Plant your eyes on this one all you young whippersnappers. As much as we all want to believe that seniors sit around knitting and playing bingo, the harsh reality is that they're totally still doing it AND getting STD's! According to Safesex4seniors.org, STD occurrence among senior citizens has risen a staggering 71% in the past 5 years. But hold the collective "LOL's" and "Ewww's" because we're not done yet. The site also includes an FAQ section with guides like "Flirting with Fantasy: Toying with Toys," "10 Tips for Hot Solo Sex," and perhaps our favorite, "Dialing Up Desire: From “Not Tonight” to “Hot Tonight." What!? Say it isn't so, grandma! So much for our delusions of cute, helpless, innocent seniors!
According marketing company DDB, their strategy was to keep it humorous rather than scary. However, they failed to realize that they would terrify people in a whole other way. As reported by Gothamist, the company explained, "Rather than taking a negative approach that uses scare tactics and piles on statistics to deter unsafe sex, DDB made the strategic choice to use humor and shock value...Whether the younger generation likes it or not, our grandparents are having sex. We wanted to make a sexy ad that maintains a level of tastefulness and encourages seniors to enjoy their sex lives—safely."
On the bright side, I guess we have something to look forward to when we ALL get old too.
Warning: the following video is NSFA: Not Safe For Anyone