Skip to comments.Long Way From Abstinence
Posted on 12/15/2009 8:09:44 AM PST by bs9021
Long Way From Abstinence Malcolm A. Kline, December 15, 2009
The results of a new study, and the record of who sponsored it, help show that the federal government, contrary to elite belief, has not been exclusively promoting abstinence for the past decade. On December 8, 2009, the University of Minnesota revealed that:
* University of Minnesota Project Eating Among Teens (EAT) researchers have found that young adults engaging in casual sexual encounters do not appear to be at increased risk for harmful psychological outcomes as compared to sexually active young adults in more committed relationships. Although there has been speculation in public discourse that sexual encounters outside a committed romantic relationship may be emotionally damaging for young people, this study found no differences in the psychological well-being of young adults who had a casual sexual partner verses a more committed partner.
* While this study focused on the psychological impact, researchers caution that the physical risks of casual sex should not be overlooked.
* Marla E. Eisenberg, Sc.D., M.P.H., Medical School, and colleagues used data from Project EAT, an ongoing study that assessed a diverse sample of 1,311 sexually active young adults. From 2003-2004, 574 males and 737 females in Minnesota with a mean age of 20.5 were surveyed regarding sexual behaviors and emotional well-being....
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Uh... why am I laughing...
Perhaps it’s about birth control?
Perhaps the emotional fall-out does not appear until later in life.
Or, the shame is greater than anyone wants to admit.
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