Hopping mad

This article makes me absolutely furious:

Waiting Too Long to Have Sex Linked to Sexual Dysfunction Later in Life, Study Says

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?

4 thoughts on “Hopping mad

  1. I think it also depends on what they mean by “dysfunction” and “later in life”. If they are talking about ED at age 80 – then men who wait longer to have sex (presumably until marriage, if they’ve already waited that long) will have a higher rate of those problems, because married men live longer!I wonder when they’ll do a study on how teen abortion relates to sexual dysfunction in women/psychological traumas?

  2. What is worse is that so many people will just believe this study without question. What ever it takes to justify a behavior. My head hurts.

  3. I read this post this morning, then headed off to the mall with my kids. I was appalled by what I saw being marketed in the store to little kids. I won’t even talk about teens and adults. I was floored, aggravated, mad, and nervous. Like you, I told my husband, “I know we can’t shelter them from life, but how are we suppose to form decent, holy, and modest children when all of this is being, literaly, thrown at them? What are they to believe?”I was aware of the culture. I grew up in it. But I was unaware of things like I experienced today, and it’s proof is in things like the article you posted. If I had issues with sex as a teen (because of the type of thinking the article presents), what are my girls up against?

  4. I meant my “kids” in the last post. Not just the girls. šŸ˜‰

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