And if I were 10 years younger, I might be living and loving a bit too recklessly. Like technology and social media influence the way millennial gays communicate, Prep and HIV drug regimens influence the way they have sex. Watching friends and strangers die from a frightening mysterious disease was brutal, but it gave me a healthy respect for life and a certain gravitas that I might not otherwise have.

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Threesomes and group sex: Going after these experiences — or inviting them — can be fun, and sometimes even turn into romantic and emotionally fulfilling situations. Safe sex: Now is not the time to ignore safe sex guidelines. So practice safe sex, and if you are with multiple sex partners, have yourself tested for STDs often. This is the third in a series of articles by Perry Brass on gay aging. Previous articles have dealt with attitudes toward aging among young people and older people , and also how gay men, through the effect of gay Baby Boomers, have changed some of their attitudes toward aging.

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Where would gay New York be without him? Report abuse Dec. Ed Andrews says: Thank you for another excellent and informative article. As a psychotherapist and educator, Gay men and aging is one of my research interests and what I am living out myself.

Game over, man, game over. I even went on a blind date recently.

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I went. I had thought single was a fairly absolute situation.

Then equal marriage legislation was passed and suddenly I felt exactly that. So I went. Any younger and the placenta would have still been attached.

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This has been a feature of my singlehood. The moment I clicked over 40, I magically transformed into the most desirable person for vacuous yoof. I told you, I am no good at this. So I sat there and attempted to make small talk, to take a reasoned view on who is better — Pink or Gaga. I tried to find nice things to say about his Alexander McQueen manbag, a source of great pride. Innocently, I asked him when his birthday was. A date is all I needed, no year was necessary. It fell between us with a thud.