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And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming...

February 20, 2007 01:39 PM

...creepy Valentine's Day articles in The New York Times about old people.  Having sex!

Or, as the headine broadcasts: "Greatest Generation Learns About Great Safe Sex."  There's even a picture.

Don't you love the body language on the geezer in the front row?  He's all "yeah, baby" with a shit eating grin, but the grandma next to him is not having any of it.

The copy is cringe-worthy too:

As the teacher, Monique Binford, delved into an unexpurgated discussion covering issues from vaginal dryness to Viagra, one student’s cane clattered to the floor, another student adjusted his hearing aid and a third fidgeted in her orthopedic shoes.

Oh yeah!  It looks like Justin Timberlake really has brought sexy back!

As one might expect, the sex educator sounds pretty clueless:

Urging her charges to meet potential partners at senior centers, social functions and places of worship, Ms. Binford recommended carrying a “bag of tricks” containing condoms, lubricant and wipes.

Yes, that's a great way to meet people.  With a perv bag.  At church.

Fortunately, there was one realist in the crowd:

Out of a pink Victoria’s Secret shopping bag, Ms. Binford and Ms. Bigio pulled out lubricant and condoms. “You can actually get this in drugstores, so you don’t have to go to sex shops or anything,” Ms. Binford said of the lubricant, noting there were also coupons in her pink bag. “You can even get your lube flavored. After I get finished with you, you’re all going to rush out and buy condoms.”

Bella Cohen, an 89-year-old widow in the front row, scoffed, “Oh yeah, by the thousands.”

Bella sounds like our kind of of gal.

Comments

My eyes! My eyes! They buuuuurn!!!

Who was it exactly who determined that if older folks weren't getting jiggy with it then they had something wrong with them? Here I was thinking how nice it must be to reach the age when one can flirt innocently and not have to worry about the physical side of things.

Robert the Llama Butcher   ·  February 20, 2007 04:56 PM

Robert, sex is the rage with seniors these days because of viagra. Last year on a trip to Florida, I saw a local news story about an STD outbreak. In a retirement community.

NBS   ·  February 20, 2007 07:36 PM

Wow!
That looks like my mother-in-law on the front row!

Butters   ·  February 22, 2007 07:22 PM

Your mother-in-law is HOT.

Fred   ·  February 23, 2007 08:51 AM

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