Let's dispense with the old-people-have-sex jokes, shall we? As the STD rate clearly indicates, people 60 and older are indeed having sex. They might be a little older than usual but they are still up to the task. All they need is some time by themselves and they will get and give what then need. Stock image of couple in bed GETTY Stock image of older couple Last week it was revealed having sex can reduce the risk of dementia.