Well apparently you can! A Dr Charlotte Jones has said the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ erotic novel trilogy has led to older couples being more adventurous in bed, and could explain why there is a substantial rise in sexually transmitted infections among the over 50s. (Gonorrhoea, syphilis, thrush and chlamydia). This adventurous spirit might also explain why I’ve yet to meet anyone who has actually finished any of E.L. James’s novels! Perhaps the fourth book in the sequel should be called ‘Fifty Shades of Antibiotics!’ Is it possible Australian Koala bears have learned to read? I pose this question because there is an epidemic of chlamydia among them, and the diminutive, eucalyptus leaf eaters are about to be culled!
Meanwhile, new figures from Public Health England have exposed the towns of Brighton and Hove in East Sussex as only second to London as the region with the highest rate of sexually transmitted infections. Brighton has traditionally been home to a large gay community, and Hove to a largely elderly community.