This popped up on LinkedIn.
I think there are several reasons for the difference between young and old in this area.
1) Incidence of venereal disease was lower when older people were younger.
2) Younger people get much better education on this issue.
3) Older people feel, falsely, immune to a “young person’s” problem.
Teenagers have safe sex – not older people
Americans enjoy sex well into old age, but are more responsible about it — at least in terms of condom use — when they are teens, says the biggest survey in decades on US sexual behavior, published Monday.
The drop in condom use is not due to a lack of sexual activity among older Americans, because Americans are sexually active “well into old age (80+)”, according to the study, which was funded by a condom maker.