This article makes me absolutely furious:
It’s a short article, go on and read it.
It says “People who lose their virginity between the ages of 21 to 23 are more likely to suffer sexual dysfunction problems later in life” and then goes on to cite vague information regarding men only.
Oh, and the men? Apparently, men who lost their virginity in their 20’s were at a greater risk for sexual dysfunction…but, then it goes on to say that men who lost their virginity earlier were also at a greater risk for sexual dysfunction. Um, so basically, most men are at a great risk for sexual dysfunction?
And then, even worse is the contradictory article to which this article links. On the one hand, it says:
“Our results do not allow for causal interpretations.”
And on the other hand, it says the study:
“lends credence to research showing that abstinence-only education may actually increase health risks.”
Sounds to me like somebody has an agenda here.
“This study is interesting because it suggests that sexual experimentation is a normal developmental process, and when this process is inhibited or not guided, there can be poor sexual health outcomes.”
Are they seriously suggesting that an era of high STD rates, HIV/AIDS, and abortions is sexually healthy?
I can’t stomach Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, but that scene, the sex-education scene, comes to mind when I read that sexual experimentation needs to be guided.
And I’m supposed to raise decent human beings in this culture?