I hope my 4 kids have not read today's newspapers. And the same goes for every other young person with a parent approaching or at pension age. They would be utterly disgusted. The papers are full of 'stuff' about pensioners having sex. When I was young, I assumed sex was something that one retired from around fifty-ish. Older than that and it didn't seem at all 'nice'. Well, things have changed - and not just for the 90 year old Indian farmer I posted about yesterday.
Its on the front page of the Telegraph - and the whole of page 7 in the Mail. I dread to think what the Daily Sport did with this story. These are the facts, according to Dr Richard Susman of the National Institute of Ageing in Chicargo. 73% of the 57 to 64 year olds were still at it - as were 53% of the 65 to 74 year olds. And wait for it - 26% of the 75 to 85s were in there too. And it gets worse. In the US, warnings are going out to these silver threads about sexually transmitted diseases. Until today, all this post retirement activity had been a closely guarded secret. Now everyone knows. Edward and Karen are coming home tomorrow. I won't be able to look them in the eye. Oh, and johnny foreigner, this post should have a flag on it.