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What are the scientific reasons for having sex?
The Register (UK) ^ | 10 oct 06 | Dr Stephen Juan

Posted on 10/10/2006 9:45:12 AM PDT by white trash redneck

What are the scientific reasons for having sex?

Asked by Jill Howard of Alexandria, Virginia, USA

The reasons for not engaging in sex include transmission of diseases, heart attack due to exertion, and many others. The reasons for engaging in sex are numerous. Among these are:

Stephen Juan, Ph.D. is an anthropologist at the University of Sydney.


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Just in case you needed a reason. Get a clue, Jill.
1 posted on 10/10/2006 9:45:13 AM PDT by white trash redneck
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To: white trash redneck
The West is disappearing because of people who have disconnected sex from its God-given purpose.

There is no practical difference between using contraception and converting to Islam.

2 posted on 10/10/2006 9:47:33 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: white trash redneck

Above all, sex is the means of propagating the human species!!!


3 posted on 10/10/2006 9:47:43 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." - Pope Blessed Pius IX)
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To: white trash redneck

What about "helps propogate the species?"


4 posted on 10/10/2006 9:47:45 AM PDT by orionblamblam (Prayers... give people the feeling they're doing something without making any real effort.)
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To: white trash redneck

Who is Jill?


5 posted on 10/10/2006 9:47:59 AM PDT by lakeman (when a marine kills the only thing he feels is the recoil of his rifle)
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To: Pyro7480

Bah. Two frikken' seconds...


6 posted on 10/10/2006 9:48:14 AM PDT by orionblamblam (Prayers... give people the feeling they're doing something without making any real effort.)
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To: pissant
Care to add a few more?
7 posted on 10/10/2006 9:48:32 AM PDT by b4its2late (I'm not insensitive, I just don't care.)
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To: lakeman

Never mind. DUH!


8 posted on 10/10/2006 9:48:32 AM PDT by lakeman (when a marine kills the only thing he feels is the recoil of his rifle)
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To: orionblamblam

:-)


9 posted on 10/10/2006 9:48:35 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." - Pope Blessed Pius IX)
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To: eyespysomething

Thought you might want to see this. I thought the scientific reason for having sex was because it's fun, but I'm not a scientist.


10 posted on 10/10/2006 9:48:53 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan,)
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To: white trash redneck
And God created man, and from the man his soul mate the women. Nuff said.
11 posted on 10/10/2006 9:49:12 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: lakeman

She is the poser of the question (read the article carefully).


12 posted on 10/10/2006 9:50:00 AM PDT by Disambiguator (If the Democrats were a stock, I would short them.)
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To: white trash redneck

Jill. Why do we need oxygen? To have sex, of course!!!


13 posted on 10/10/2006 9:50:04 AM PDT by Tolkien ("It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." ---Voltaire)
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To: white trash redneck
Scientific reason #1 for having sex...


14 posted on 10/10/2006 9:50:33 AM PDT by avacado
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To: white trash redneck

A big ol' nasty orgasm?


16 posted on 10/10/2006 9:50:34 AM PDT by zarf
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To: white trash redneck

This article is being taped into the backseat of every nerd's car nationwide. Lot's of luck.


17 posted on 10/10/2006 9:51:12 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: white trash redneck

Hey,it sure beats getting a root canal.


18 posted on 10/10/2006 9:51:22 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: wideawake
There is no practical difference between using contraception and converting to Islam.

Are you crazy? LOL THAT, FRiend, is just plain nutz.

19 posted on 10/10/2006 9:51:39 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (THOSE WHO LIVE BY THE SWORD GET SHOT BY THOSE WHO DON'T.)
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To: white trash redneck
higher levels of Immunoglobin A.

Immunoglobulin A is associated with mucosal surfaces and doesn't circulate much in the blood. One could theorize that its levels increase with sex because the mucosal surfaces (mouth, vagina, rectum, etc) are bombarded with more foreign antigens.

20 posted on 10/10/2006 9:51:54 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (USAF Air Rescue "That others may live.")
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To: white trash redneck

I'd assume the researchers mean sex as a part of a healthy relationship.


21 posted on 10/10/2006 9:52:01 AM PDT by linear (Taxonomy is a willing and pliant mistress but Reality waits at home, sharpening her knife.)
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To: Xenalyte

SPL?


22 posted on 10/10/2006 9:52:22 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (USAF Air Rescue "That others may live.")
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To: Disambiguator; white trash redneck; orionblamblam; wideawake

You notice that even with all the facts listed, the author neglects the reproductive aspect of sex. From the "modern" standpoint, sex is all about pleasure and these benefits, apparently.


23 posted on 10/10/2006 9:52:24 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." - Pope Blessed Pius IX)
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To: Pyro7480
Above all, sex is the means of propagating the human species!!!

Actually, sex is an impediment to reproduction.

24 posted on 10/10/2006 9:52:33 AM PDT by Rudder
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To: white trash redneck
According to Dr. Eric Cartman the scientific basis for sex is:

It's a man's obligation to place his boneration in a woman's separation to increase the population of the younger generation.


25 posted on 10/10/2006 9:52:39 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: white trash redneck; betty boop; Alamo-Girl; .30Carbine; Whosoever
[ What are the scientific reasons for having sex? ]

According to Darwin.. Women are baby factories and Men are sperm banks..
The Darwinic economy..

26 posted on 10/10/2006 9:52:40 AM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole.)
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To: white trash redneck

Sex: So all that foreplay doesn't go to waste


27 posted on 10/10/2006 9:52:49 AM PDT by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: Rudder

Huh???


28 posted on 10/10/2006 9:53:30 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." - Pope Blessed Pius IX)
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To: wideawake
There is no practical difference between using contraception and converting to Islam.

Well, at least you are sensible.

Folks like you give the leftie moonbats GREAT ammunition.

29 posted on 10/10/2006 9:53:30 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: wideawake
"The West is disappearing because of people who have disconnected sex from its God-given purpose."

LOL!

"There is no practical difference between using contraception and converting to Islam."

Bizarre.

30 posted on 10/10/2006 9:53:41 AM PDT by spunkets
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To: Pyro7480
From the "modern" standpoint everything is all about MEEEEEEEEEE.
31 posted on 10/10/2006 9:53:49 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: stm
That guy hasn't looked to his left in years.

32 posted on 10/10/2006 9:54:25 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: rhombus
Allah, why was this posted during Ramadan? I live alone and was told not to have sex with Mary five fingers.
33 posted on 10/10/2006 9:54:35 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: wideawake
There is no practical difference between using contraception and converting to Islam.



Uh?

I say there is no practical difference between using contraception and giving up our Second Amendment Rights while voting Democrat and sending kids to gubmint schools.
34 posted on 10/10/2006 9:54:35 AM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: wideawake

You'll be gettin' a whole lotta flak for that little bit of truth.


35 posted on 10/10/2006 9:55:17 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard; Pyro7480

While I don't count myself among the "sex only for procreation" types, I do note that that is a VERY glaring omission from the list. I mean, there is a good reason God made sex fun.


36 posted on 10/10/2006 9:56:08 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: white trash redneck

"Sex results in a more youthful appearance"

Well, except for the crow's feet.


37 posted on 10/10/2006 9:57:04 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: I see my hands

Can you blame him?

Imagine the horror and dread he feels each morning when he awakes!


38 posted on 10/10/2006 9:57:38 AM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: ArrogantBustard; wideawake
To paraphrase St. Thomas Aquinas in the Summa Theologica, "Lust blinds the intelligence."
39 posted on 10/10/2006 9:57:40 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." - Pope Blessed Pius IX)
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To: white trash redneck

Uh...little scientists?


40 posted on 10/10/2006 9:58:19 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: wideawake; XJarhead
There is no practical difference between using contraception and converting to Islam.

Does that make my urologist Mohammed for converting thousands to Islam by performing vasectomies?

41 posted on 10/10/2006 9:58:25 AM PDT by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!!!)
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To: white trash redneck

...printing out the reasons to give to my Wife later tonight...


42 posted on 10/10/2006 9:58:35 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God." (Psalm 53:1))
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To: NRA2BFree
Are you crazy? LOL THAT, FRiend, is just plain nutz.

My, what a substantive statement.

Westerners reproduce at below replacement rates, and the USA is the only Western country of any size that is reproducing at a replacement rate.

Europe is being overtaken by Muslims because Europeans are no longer producing enough children to sustain their population.

People who intentionally limit their reproduction are handing their future over to the Muslims, who aren't.

There is no practical difference between ceding the future to Islam and converting to Islam. One is still helping them to gain the ascendancy over the West.

I refer you to Mark Steyn's recent book America Alone in which he describes the demographic situation in detail.

Right now, one in every three children born in France is Muslim, despite Muslims comprising only one in ten of the population. In 15 years that ratio will be one in two.

43 posted on 10/10/2006 9:58:39 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Larry Lucido
While I don't count myself among the "sex only for procreation" types

I would clarify the above by saying that the primary end of sex is procreation. But a secondary end is the unitive (aka the pleasurable) aspect of that act.

44 posted on 10/10/2006 9:59:36 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." - Pope Blessed Pius IX)
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To: Larry Lucido; wideawake
the "sex only for procreation" types,

I don't recall having met very many such ... I'm certainly not one. I doubt wideawake is, either. OTOH, see tagline. Human sexuality is ordered to the union of the spouses, and the procreation of the species. Unfortunately, some folks have turned it into a trivial game for playboys, with disastrous consequences.

45 posted on 10/10/2006 9:59:40 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: white trash redneck

I guess I've been doing it for all the wrong reasons.


46 posted on 10/10/2006 10:00:09 AM PDT by PatriotCJC
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To: teenyelliott

Take it up with Mark Steyn. It's really not my fault if you can't follow the logic of actions and their consequences.


47 posted on 10/10/2006 10:00:35 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: You Dirty Rats

You have a dick-doc named Mohammed? LOL


48 posted on 10/10/2006 10:01:31 AM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: white trash redneck

I think both Darwin and the Church can agree on one point, if nothing else: The primary purpose of sex is reproduction.


49 posted on 10/10/2006 10:02:03 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wideawake
There is no practical difference between using contraception and converting to Islam.

According to the Norwegian University of Technology and Science, that is more nutted than the feces of any of the various arboreal rodents of the genus "Sciurus" and related genera of the family "Sciuridae."

50 posted on 10/10/2006 10:03:01 AM PDT by IamConservative (A mans true character is revealed in what he does when no one is watching.)
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