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Devout Catholics Have Better Sex, Study Says
US News and World Report ^ | JULY 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Flock

Posted on 07/17/2013 6:11:56 PM PDT by max americana

Devout Catholics Have Better Sex, Study Says Group presents data showing those who go to church weekly have most frequent, enjoyable sex

By Elizabeth Flock July 17, 2013

Devout Catholics Have Better Sex, Study Says Group presents data showing those who go to church weekly have most frequent, enjoyable sex

By Elizabeth Flock July 17, 2013 RSS Feed Print

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Group says Catholics have more enjoyable sex, more often.

Group says Catholics have more enjoyable sex, more often.

Devout, married Catholics have the best sex of any demographic group, the Family Research Council said at an event Wednesday, pointing to a collection of studies from the last several decades.

The socially conservative Christian group relied heavily on statistics from the University of Chicago's last National Health and Social Life Survey, conducted in 1992, which found the most enjoyable and most frequent sex occurring among married people, those who attended church weekly – any church, whether Catholic or not – and people who had the least sexual partners.

"Those who worship God weekly have the best sex," said Patrick Fagan, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and a former George H.W. Bush official, in a talk hosted with the Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education Wednesday. "I want to see this on the cover of Playboy sometime."

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: catholics; christian; sex
Of course it's true! Where in an hour would you hear 'OH GOD, said multiple times. XD
1 posted on 07/17/2013 6:11:57 PM PDT by max americana
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To: max americana

Happy wife, happy life. When a woman feels secure in the relationship and that the man considers the relationship a sacrament, hey...


2 posted on 07/17/2013 6:15:00 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: max americana

The dastardly fiends.


3 posted on 07/17/2013 6:17:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: max americana

I remember an interview of Roger Staubach after he was mvp of the super bowl. He said he liked sex just as much as Joe Namath but he had just one girl, his wife.


4 posted on 07/17/2013 6:19:55 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
He said he liked sex just as much as Joe Namath

I read that wrong the first time.

5 posted on 07/17/2013 6:21:59 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Skiddle-arink a-dink, a-dink, Skiddle-arink a-doo . . .)
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To: max americana

This Baptist disagrees with the conclusions of this study. So does my wife!! :-)


6 posted on 07/17/2013 6:22:04 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: max americana

Oh, that’s nonsense. If they read FR, they would know that no married man ever has sex with his wife.


7 posted on 07/17/2013 6:22:06 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No pun intended, no punishment ... If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Well at least Joe Namath was not a fag.

Also the mvp of the first two super bowls, Bart Starr always credited his wife Cherry for a lot of his success. Bart also taught Sunday School.


8 posted on 07/17/2013 6:24:41 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Islander7

is that an Amen? ;)


9 posted on 07/17/2013 6:25:06 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

;o)


10 posted on 07/17/2013 6:27:16 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: max americana; NYer; All

Now that funny ROFL


11 posted on 07/17/2013 6:27:39 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: max americana
Devout Catholics Christians Have Better Sex, Study Says

Fixed.

12 posted on 07/17/2013 6:30:29 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: Tax-chick

Well, Bill Clinton basically inspired the creation of this site, so I guess that explains it.


13 posted on 07/17/2013 6:35:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: max americana; Salvation; NYer; FatherofFive
Seems to be one of the most accurate articles ever posted on FR. Perhaps this will draw some of our ex-Catholics back to the fold.
14 posted on 07/17/2013 6:45:45 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: max americana

So by extension, then, Priests would have the best sex of all?


15 posted on 07/17/2013 6:56:28 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: max americana
Devout Catholics Have Better Sex, Study Says
Only if they have good rhythm.
16 posted on 07/17/2013 7:01:38 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: bigbob

Something about making it all forbidden and stuff ...

When you know you can only do it certain times of the month so as to comply with the rhythm method, you tend to really appreciate and look forward to it more.

Never understood all the free sex all the time any time thing that birth control seems to promise ....would think that would get old really fast.


17 posted on 07/17/2013 7:02:26 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: max americana

How do they know this? I am a married Catholic, and I would agree with the findings, but how do they know?


18 posted on 07/17/2013 7:02:33 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: bigbob

Read further down in the article. It says married couples. Also any priest having sex with anyone shouldn’t be considered a DEVOUT Catholic.


19 posted on 07/17/2013 7:04:38 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Tax-chick

Reminds me of this... A man and his young son are in the chemists when the son sees a shelf full of condoms and asks his father what they are. Unsure of what to say, the dad decides - as alast resort - to tell the truth; “Well son, those are condoms. They’re for protection when you’re having sex.”

The son then picks up one of the packs and asks why it has three in it.

The dad replies, “Those are for bachelors. One for Friday, one for Saturday, and one for Sunday.”

The son then picks up one with six condoms asks, “Why six?”

The dad replies, “Well son, those are for university students. Two for Friday, two for Saturday and two for Sunday.”

The son then notices the pack of 12 condoms and asks the same question.

The dad replies, “Those ones are for married men.....
.....One for January, one for February, one for March....”


20 posted on 07/17/2013 7:04:55 PM PDT by MNDude (The system worked!)
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To: bigbob

“So by extension, then, Priests would have the best sex of all?”

A priest who has sex is by definition not a devout Catholic. Priests take a vow of celibacy. If a priest breaks that vow he is in a state of serious sin and not a devout Catholic.


21 posted on 07/17/2013 7:07:43 PM PDT by detective
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To: max americana

I’m waiting for the resident snake handler theologians to start quoting the Holy Babble contradicting this study’s findings.

5... 4... 3...


22 posted on 07/17/2013 7:09:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

NICKK that not what we meant on creation of this site

Mostly corruption of Clinton adminsaion if you think about Clinton being playera did play part in it

Also Hillary pant suits jokes


23 posted on 07/17/2013 7:15:40 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: max americana

When I was in college, the word was that the Catholic girls were really good.


24 posted on 07/17/2013 7:37:00 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: LibsRJerks

All the free sex getting old really fast?

Uhhh...no.


25 posted on 07/17/2013 7:44:44 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: SevenofNine

Can you restate that in cursive, so I can understand?


26 posted on 07/17/2013 9:52:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: bigbob

Why would you say that when the article is talking about marrieid couples??


27 posted on 07/17/2013 10:34:18 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Bratch
The method is now called Natural Family Planning.

Young Catholic Women Try To Give Church’s Position On Birth Control New Sheen
Essays for Lent: Natural Family Planning
Divorce Rate Comparisons Between Couples Using NFP & Artificial Birth Control

'Amazing Grace for Those Who Suffer'
Natural and Unnatural (father of 5 shocks mother of 1)
NFP — It Ain’t Your Momma’s Rhythm
Responsible Parenthood in a Birth Control Culture, Part Two [Open]
Responsible Parenthood in a Birth Control Culture, Part One [Open]
Contraception v. Natural Family Planning — Part 5 of 6 [Open]
Journey to the Truth (Natural Family Planning) [Open]
Enslaving Women One Pill at a Time (Birth Control Pills and Natural Family Planning)
New Study Shows Natural Family Planning Technique More “Effective” Than Contraception
Fargo) Diocese set to require pre-marriage course in natural family planning

Making Babies: A Very Different Look at Natural Family Planning
Clerical Contraception (Important Read! By Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer)
(Fargo) Diocese set to require pre-marriage course in natural family planning
Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, July 25, 2004
IS NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING A 'HERESY'? (Trads, please take note)
Thanks Doc: More (and Younger) Doctors Support Natural Family Planning
Couple say Natural Family Planning strengthens marriage
Reflections: Natural family planning vs sexism
British Medical Journal: Natural Family Planning= Effective Birth Control Supported by Catholic Chrch
Natural Family Planning

28 posted on 07/17/2013 10:35:42 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: max americana

Praise the Lord!


29 posted on 07/18/2013 2:15:12 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: nickcarraway

Heh!


30 posted on 07/18/2013 2:38:21 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No pun intended, no punishment ... If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: MNDude

We don’t usually say “chemist’s” in the U.S. for a drugstore.


31 posted on 07/18/2013 2:40:34 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No pun intended, no punishment ... If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: murron

Well, if the good Lord made the pencil, no reason why He couldn’t very easily double-up on the lead inside from time to time. Especially as a kind reward to those obedient to rules and teaching.


32 posted on 07/18/2013 2:51:08 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: Revolting cat!

Suprised that it has not happened.


33 posted on 07/18/2013 3:19:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: bigbob; max americana

No, that’s like saying “by extension, Jews only do foreplay.”


34 posted on 07/18/2013 6:40:34 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Lord, give me a discerning spirit.)
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To: Islander7
The rest of the article clarifies that it's not just about Catholics, but about people who have had few or no previous sex partners, are monogamous within marriage, and are weekly Sunday Church goers.

(I think it would work for Saturday Synagogue goers, too.)

My own hunch is this: of itself, sex can go one of two opposite ways:

With the first, all you care about is a pattern of pleasurable sensate experiences for yourself primarily, like taking drugs or riding in a roller-coaster: essentially solipsistic, and ultimately lonely, sad, and disappointing.

With the second, sex turns you powerfully outward toward a person who is specifically different from you (your sexually-differentiated spouse, not a mirror of "you", but a real, genuine "other"); outward toward the children you beget and conceive, who are the living embodiments of you and your spouse, and a whole "other" generation; and outward toward God, who primordially blessed the human sexual embrace back at the dawn of human existence, and doubly blesses and exalts it in the Sacrament of Matrimony.

So sex is either a baited trap that locks you in your own sensate meat, and ends up in death, that's it; or a life-force that propels you outward toward your beloved "other," your children (a multiplication of you and the "other,"), and your God, the resplendent Source of life and love.

The first eventually makes you depleted.

The second -- with God's blessing --- you love life, your lovemaking is lifemaking, and you have life more abundantly.

Just thinking these thoughts.

35 posted on 07/18/2013 7:08:20 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Lord, give me a discerning spirit.)
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