Safe sex and the modern senior

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According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, cases of infectious syphilis in the 60-plus age group have increased by nearly 300 percent in the last decade. Chlamydia infections in the group are up 164 percent. That's got some sex educators calling for condoms, and lessons on how to use them, in retirement homes.


George Hopkins is 83. He's part of a Calgary theatre troupe that tours seniors' facilities, presenting skits about safe sex. Here's one of his monologues, in case you're wondering. And we know you are. It's about his first trip to a sex shop.
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