Wednesday, December 20, 2006

More Sex in the News

A conservative Christian British man, Stephen Tame, has won more than 3 million pounds in a lawsuit against his employers. He sustained severe head injuries in a fall at work in 2002, and spent two months in a coma, before recovering.

He blames his work accident for essentially turning him into a libertine and wrecking his marriage, as his libido was much higher after his recovery and he changed his sexual behavior accordingly, engaging in affairs, visiting prostitutes, and indulging in porn on a regular basis.

Well, that's his excuse. I guess I don't have an excuse, nor would I ever offer one.

In a study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, it has been revealed that 99 percent of the participants had had sex by age 44, and 95 percent had done so before marriage, with the participants born in the 1940s and onward.

"This is reality-check research," said the study's author, Lawrence Finer. "Premarital sex is normal behavior for the vast majority of Americans, and has been for decades." Critical of abstinence-only sex education promoted by the Bush administration, Finer went on to say, "It would be more effective to provide young people with the skills and information they need to be safe once they become sexually active — which nearly everyone eventually will."

He also pointed out that the likelihood of Americans having sex before marriage has remained stable since the 1950s, even though people now tend to wait longer before marriage, thus spend longer intervals being sexually active while single.

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