Who’s Being Sexually Irresponsible? Baby Boomers

old-people-birdIt’s time to have a talk with Grampa. A sweeping new study of Americans’ sexual behavior shows that while young people are waiting longer to have sex, and being safe about it when they finally do, hordes of baby boomers and older people are out of control — they’re engaging in risky, unprotected sex with “dates and casual acquaintances,” apparently because they don’t know any better or don’t care. TIME writes:

As far as sexual behavior goes, we may be worrying about the wrong people. The kids, it turns out, may be all right. It’s the boomers who are being all, like, irresponsible and stuff. At least that’s the finding of the largest nationally representative survey of the sexual behavior of Americans ever undertaken.

The study showed that among men over 50, 91% did not use a condom when they had sex with a date or casual acquaintance, and 70% didn’t even do so when they had sex with someone they just met. Their female peers are more careful in general, but a majority of them have sex without a condom. A few older people in the study didn’t use a condom even when they knew they or their partner had a sexually transmitted infection.

“Sadly, I find this not hard to believe,” says Pepper Schwartz, a sociology professor at the University of Washington, adding that figures from the AARP show a similar disdain. Because Boomers are often reentering the dating market after several years of marriage, Schwartz believes some of them missed key public health messages.

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  • Chlod

    It’s no surprise. The fact that these “baby boomers”, who are in their fifties by now, still have the opportunity to sleep around – teaches us that they have led destructive/dysfunctional lives … interestingly enough, “baby booming” was of course the one thing they weren’t responsible for – that’s why we’re faced with a demographic crisis in the West today. The Babyboomer’s children, often coming from broken families, largely imitate their parents – their (lack of) morals, their materialism and shallowness, their obsession with sex – but on the other hand, their aversion of babies. They have rejected life.
    The suicidal baby boomers ruined the West for generations to come. Truly, theirs is a lost and worthless generation, and the question of how we are to overcome the obstacles they created, will decide whether there will be a future, or not.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      Interesting points.

      My first thought is that the supreme mark of the Boomers’ worthlessness as a generation was their abandonment of real engagement with the culture, aesthetic, economic or political after say, ’68. Does the world really need repitition of failed Laissez Faire economics any more than it needs OAP’s like the Rolling Stones self-indulgently reliving their glory years endlessly?

  • Chlod

    It’s no surprise. The fact that these “baby boomers”, who are in their fifties by now, still have the opportunity to sleep around – teaches us that they have led destructive/dysfunctional lives … interestingly enough, “baby booming” was of course the one thing they weren’t responsible for – that’s why we’re faced with a demographic crisis in the West today. The Babyboomer’s children, often coming from broken families, largely imitate their parents – their (lack of) morals, their materialism and shallowness, their obsession with sex – but on the other hand, their aversion of babies. They have rejected life.
    The suicidal baby boomers ruined the West for generations to come. Truly, theirs is a lost and worthless generation, and the question of how we are to overcome the obstacles they created, will decide whether there will be a future, or not.

  • Swank_grime_syndicate

    Irresponsible action=less old people to care for. Why are we trying to stop this?

  • Swank_grime_syndicate

    Irresponsible action=less old people to care for. Why are we trying to stop this?

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Interesting points.

    My first thought is that the supreme mark of the Boomers’ worthlessness as a generation was their abandonment of real engagement with the culture, aesthetic, economic or political after say, ’68. Does the world really need repitition of failed Laissez Faire economics any more than it needs OAP’s like the Rolling Stones self-indulgently reliving their glory years endlessly?

  • gemmarama

    let’s face it, if you’re over 50 and you catch the virus, it’s not going to significantly affect your life expectancy these days.

    let em go bare-back in the nursing homes. s’probably the only way they’re gonna actually feel anything at that age anyway…

  • gemmarama

    let’s face it, if you’re over 50 and you catch the virus, it’s not going to significantly affect your life expectancy these days.

    let em go bare-back in the nursing homes. s’probably the only way they’re gonna actually feel anything at that age anyway…

  • oman28

    The marriage is over + the kids are gone + sex with the same person for 20 years + thousands of ‘find a sex partner’ websites + viagra.
    Go the boomers!

  • Anonymous

    The marriage is over + the kids are gone + sex with the same person for 20 years + thousands of ‘find a sex partner’ websites + viagra.
    Go the boomers!

  • Godzillabass

    I am not sure how to reply being that I am a tail ender Baby Boomer. I atleast do not have those values. I had my first child at 35, same woman for 24 years till she got caught cheating on me. Sadly it ended in a divorce and she got everything because your new laws neuter men and are corrupt to the gill. Communist have taken over your generation. You are less free than we were.

    I am 47 she was 4 years younger. I see your generation producing couch hopping, video gaming vagrants who I saw my 39 year old girlfriend’s children as, their friends, all the same way. They were more interested in sex, drugs and punk and no job feeding off a terminally ill woman’s fixed income while lay dieing in bed with Lupus. I left that situation seeing it as a festering wound of the future generations to come. One I refused to take part of because it no longer had values.

    Maybe those boomers you looked at have been messed up, you fail to see the ones with higher standards. We believe in work and keeping America Free for future generations. We do not tolerate any foreign state or religion that wants sovereignty over our freedom.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      Yeah, this could devolve into an intergenerational parade of fucktardery. For every George W. Bush we bring up, you could mention a Dingbat O’Donnell. Fair play.

      But there is one undeniable sense in which the Boomers (as a GENERATION–again, not dwelling on specific individuals) let down the whole world: They did absolutely nothing with the cultural influence that their numbers gave them.

      Being such a disproportionately large share of the population, they had an unrivalled chance to really move cultural evolution forward. And up until about 1968 it really looked like they could do it, even if under the direction of pre-Boomers like Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King.

      But King got offed. Then Kennedy got offed. Then the political disengagement that had started in ’63 with the offing of John Kennedy really kicked into high gear. Boomers had an unassailable numeric advantage but took no responsibility to further progress. Christ, those Rotary Club mummies Nixon and Agnew got fairly elected during the first ever election when 18-year olds could vote.

      Maybe you would say that this is just an inevitable fact of biology; people get old, get married, start going to church and don’t have any time for any wild theoretical explorations. For a certain number of individuals that is undoubtedly true. But then again you have some prettty rough work ahead of you if you’re going to explain away Studio 54, Disco and shag carpets with this theory.

      For my part, I can’t accept that theory. Hunter S. Thompson was born in 1937, technically a pre-Boomer, at best one of the very earliest Boomer cohorts. And he hated Humphrey, Nixon, Reagan and Bush like poison and never stopped writing about that fact. Right until the moment he succumbed to illness and crippling pain he never stopped.

    • gemmarama

      too… many… objections…

      brain… can’t… compute…

      gaaaah! who taught granpa to use the internet?!

  • Godzillabass

    I am not sure how to reply being that I am a tail ender Baby Boomer. I atleast do not have those values. I had my first child at 35, same woman for 24 years till she got caught cheating on me. Sadly it ended in a divorce and she got everything because your new laws neuter men and are corrupt to the gill. Communist have taken over your generation. You are less free than we were.

    I am 47 she was 4 years younger. I see your generation producing couch hopping, video gaming vagrants who I saw my 39 year old girlfriend’s children as, their friends, all the same way. They were more interested in sex, drugs and punk and no job feeding off a terminally ill woman’s fixed income while lay dieing in bed with Lupus. I left that situation seeing it as a festering wound of the future generations to come. One I refused to take part of because it no longer had values.

    Maybe those boomers you looked at have been messed up, you fail to see the ones with higher standards. We believe in work and keeping America Free for future generations. We do not tolerate any foreign state or religion that wants sovereignty over our freedom.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Yeah, this could devolve into an intergenerational parade of fucktardery. For every George W. Bush we bring up, you could mention a Dingbat O’Donnell. Fair play.

    But there is one undeniable sense in which the Boomers (as a GENERATION–again, not dwelling on specific individuals) let down the whole world: They did absolutely nothing with the cultural influence that their numbers gave them.

    Being such a disproportionately large share of the population, they had an unrivalled chance to really move cultural evolution forward. And up until about 1968 it really looked like they could do it, even if under the direction of pre-Boomers like Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King.

    But King got offed. Then Kennedy got offed. Then the political disengagement that had started in ’63 with the offing of John Kennedy really kicked into high gear. Boomers had an unassailable numeric advantage but took no responsibility to further progress. Christ, those Rotary Club mummies Nixon and Agnew got fairly elected during the first ever election when 18-year olds could vote.

    Maybe you would say that this is just an inevitable fact of biology; people get old, get married, start going to church and don’t have any time for any wild theoretical explorations. For a certain number of individuals that is undoubtedly true. But then again you have some prettty rough work ahead of you if you’re going to explain away Studio 54, Disco and shag carpets with this theory.

    For my part, I can’t accept that theory. Hunter S. Thompson was born in 1937, technically a pre-Boomer, at best one of the very earliest Boomer cohorts. And he hated Humphrey, Nixon, Reagan and Bush like poison and never stopped writing about that fact. Right until the moment he succumbed to illness and crippling pain he never stopped.

  • gemmarama

    too… many… objections…

    brain… can’t… compute…

    gaaaah! who taught granpa to use the internet?!

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