Racy PSA warns seniors about STDs


(CBS News) Thanks to many factors - from online dating sites to modern medicine - more senior citizens today have active sex lives. They are also more likely to get sexually transmitted diseases.

Now, a website, Safersex4seniors.org, is trying to get their attention with an eye-brow raising public service announcement.

At first glance, the PSA seems like something taken straight from the pages the Kama Sutra. A rapid succession of fully-clothed men and women are seen posing in more than two dozen sexual positions. Eventually, it reveals a startling statistic and message for sexually active seniors.

STD rates rise among elderly

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over a ten year period from 2006 to 2010, reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases in people ages 55 and up rose dramatically. A 2010 study from Massachusetts General Hospital found men over 50 are six times less likely to use a condom than men in their 20s.

The increase of STDs is attributed, in part, to a combination of post-menopausal women who are no longer at risk of getting pregnant and older men who are taking advantage of the expanding erectile dysfunction drug market.

(Watch the report by Lee Woodruff in the video player above.)