If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.Far from the common perception of the elderly as rabid technophobes, the authors explain that this subset of the population has steadily begun to frequent forums tailor-made for them, crafting together their very own online communities.
"Despite (or maybe because of) the debate regarding the legitimacy of the online sex-related discussions, one of their main characteristics was frequent commenting about the discussions’ role as a sphere for consultation and intellectual dialogue," the authors wrote.
"Defending the educational potential of the online discussions, some post authors emphasized their lack of exposure to sexual education earlier in their lives due to the sociocultural and historical circumstances in which they grew up."For some, sex was something they were never allowed to ask about; for others, it was a subject they now felt shame in bringing up, due to the pervasive belief, even among medical professionals, that sex should somehow stop mattering to someone past a certain age.
Free of those stereotypes, seniors were able to swap tips about the best time to have sex, educate themselves about the still-real risks of sexually transmitted infections, and share the sort of stories that would make a college dorm blush.
And perhaps more importantly, these conservations mattered in the offline world too.
"Thanks to this forum I came to realization that there is nothing wrong in seeking sexual fulﬁllment at older age," one such poster remarked.
Another wrote, "My goodness, sex is exactly what most seniors want and deserve.