Dating after a divorce
Health Protection Agency figures show a 60per cent increase in cases of chlamydia in 2008 in this age group, compared to 2004.
The popularity of online dating and surprising lack of sexual knowledge in older adults are contributory factors.
We look better - and feel younger - than ever before.
Whether it's with the help of a nip and tuck or Botox, or less drastically a sensible diet and exercise regime, we can still turn heads after 50.
Between 19, divorce in England and Wales in the 45-plus age group rose by more than 30 per cent.For me, in my 50s, the idea of taking my clothes off in front of a man who wasn't my husband was absolutely terrifying.Having sex with a relative stranger, so easy when I was in my 20s, felt barely possible.She explains: 'I'd never even slept with anyone other than my husband, and suddenly I found myself using sex with men to make me feel better about myself.' Judy joined a couple of internet dating sites and found it surprisingly easy to meet men in their 40s and 50s who wanted no-strings flings.But it's not necessarily what most women are after.