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No-breakfast teens have sex earlier
The Times of India ^ | 26 Dec., 2008 | The Times of India

Posted on 12/26/2008 9:29:10 AM PST by MyTwoCopperCoins

TOKYO: There are many theories on the links between food and sex, but Japanese researchers have came up with a new finding — young people who skip breakfast tend to lose their virginity earlier.

In a study of 3,000 people, those who did not regularly eat breakfast when in their early teens said they lost their virginity at an average age of 17.5, versus an overall average of age 19 for all Japanese.

For those who had a morning meal when they were younger, the average age of having the first sexual experience was 19.4.

The study, backed by Japan's health ministry, was aimed at finding ways to curb unwanted pregnancies. It concluded that a stable home life discouraged early sex.

"Those unhappy with their parents — such as for not preparing breakfast — may tend to find a way to release their frustration by having sex," said Kunio Kitamura, head of the Japan Family Planning Association who led the research.

"If children don't feel comfortable in their family environment, they tend to go out," he said.

Additionally, young people who start having sex early tend to miss breakfast because they return home late, he said.

Japan has one of the world's lowest birthrates as more young people put off starting families, finding them a burden on their careers or lifestyles.

The survey also found that nearly 40 percent of married couples had not had sex in more than a month.

Respondents said they were too tired because of work or found sex to be a pain, according to the study.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: breakfast; japan; sex; virginity

1 posted on 12/26/2008 9:29:11 AM PST by MyTwoCopperCoins
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

“young people who skip breakfast tend to lose their virginity earlier.”

Wow, I never made the connection.


2 posted on 12/26/2008 9:32:05 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Not me. But then again I’m a different generation.


3 posted on 12/26/2008 9:32:52 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light!)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins
Well, you’ve got to do something to start the day off right.
4 posted on 12/26/2008 9:35:22 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

“Of all the stupid....


5 posted on 12/26/2008 9:36:01 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Rule #1 of statistics.
Correlation does not equal coordination.


6 posted on 12/26/2008 9:38:01 AM PST by mnehring (Happy Holy-Days!)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

I always skipped breakfast and didn’t get laid till college...


7 posted on 12/26/2008 9:38:18 AM PST by zarodinu
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins
Why not have both?


8 posted on 12/26/2008 9:38:23 AM PST by TonyStark
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To: caver

Yea, and the majority of women who eat lettuce have babies.


9 posted on 12/26/2008 9:38:35 AM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

I wonder if it has more to do with kids who eat breakfast tend to talk to their families while doing it, rather than the eating of breakfast itself. Kind of like how in America, children of families who eat supper together tend to do better in school/stay out of trouble.


10 posted on 12/26/2008 9:39:08 AM PST by Phoenix11
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

How hard is this?

Children with absentee parents are more likely to skip breakfast.

Children with absentee parents are more likely to engage in sexual activity.

Q.E.D.


11 posted on 12/26/2008 9:39:20 AM PST by Philo-Junius (One precedent creates another. They soon accumulate and constitute law.)
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To: Phoenix11

bttt


12 posted on 12/26/2008 9:39:32 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: caver

“Wow, I never made the connection”

It must be that unfilled hunger.


13 posted on 12/26/2008 9:40:12 AM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Let’s see parents don’t give a damn about their kids and don’t feed them breakfast soooooooo...... It must be all about more social programs to spend money on eggs and pancakes. I get it now, it’s ME! I’m not giving enough of my hard earned money to government programs. That’s why kids have early sex. DO I win a prize??


14 posted on 12/26/2008 9:44:35 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: antisocial; Mr. Silverback; Soliton; Monkey Face; gorush; NicknamedBob; lastchance; sionnsar; ...
Happy New Year ... who needs breakfast...

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15 posted on 12/26/2008 9:45:00 AM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain on the dress.)
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To: OnTheDress

Mmmmm... Melon...


16 posted on 12/26/2008 9:45:49 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: OnTheDress

Um...you might want to take my name off the seemingly male ping group.

Just a clue, here ~ my back DOES hurt when I run!


17 posted on 12/26/2008 9:48:32 AM PST by Monkey Face (Humpty Dumpty was pushed.)
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To: mylife; OnTheDress

Ah, milk for breakfast!


18 posted on 12/26/2008 9:48:43 AM PST by SouthTexas (And a Blessed Christmas to all!)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins
Sometimes I think researchers are just stupid.  Correlation doesn't mean a necessitated trend. It's like discovering that more white people are written speeding tickets per month than black people and concluding that whites are prone to speeding. 
19 posted on 12/26/2008 9:49:20 AM PST by HawaiianGecko (Online internet polls are foolish: Winston Churchill, 1939)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

All those years I spent eating breakfast when I could have been having sex.


20 posted on 12/26/2008 9:51:16 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

I’m just not going to touch this one at all, not at all...


21 posted on 12/26/2008 9:51:24 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

If they are trying to get teenagers to eat breakfast, this is the wrong approach.


22 posted on 12/26/2008 9:52:04 AM PST by toast
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To: zarodinu
“I always skipped breakfast and didn’t get laid till college...”

...and I never missed breakfast and started at sixteen. I suspect this study is bogus.

23 posted on 12/26/2008 9:52:48 AM PST by monday
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To: Monkey Face

ok, but yule be missing the fun...


24 posted on 12/26/2008 9:52:54 AM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain on the dress.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

I’m shocked that the average age is 19 years. I’d say the Japanese are doing something right.


25 posted on 12/26/2008 9:55:49 AM PST by Try_Freedom
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To: OnTheDress

I dunno about that.
A corps of policemen doing their PT’s is always a welcome sight. Especially from the back...;o]


26 posted on 12/26/2008 9:56:09 AM PST by Monkey Face (Humpty Dumpty was pushed.)
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To: TonyStark

skip the cereal and go straight for the sausage


27 posted on 12/26/2008 9:58:04 AM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: TheRightGuy

Thats it. No more breakfast for me.


28 posted on 12/26/2008 9:59:44 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Was the research funded by Kelloggs? General Mills?


29 posted on 12/26/2008 10:03:45 AM PST by all the best
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To: SouthTexas

“Ah, milk for breakfast!”
As long as it’s not “milt” for breakfast!


30 posted on 12/26/2008 10:04:06 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: TheRightGuy
go straight for the sausage

Finally! I can't believe it took 27 posts.

31 posted on 12/26/2008 10:08:17 AM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: all the best
Was the research funded by Kelloggs? General Mills?


32 posted on 12/26/2008 10:09:27 AM PST by TonyStark
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Could it be that the parents of children who ate breakfast actually interacted with them during breakfast and they discussed issues of importance at the breakfast table? This as opposed to those children whose parents weren’t there to make sure they had a good breakfast and conversed with their children? Does anyone really believe that eating oatmeal or rice will really delay sexual activity?


33 posted on 12/26/2008 10:10:55 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: mnehrling

Actually, it’s “correlation does not = causation”


34 posted on 12/26/2008 10:12:06 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Might have something to do with the fact that the potential partner is cooking breakfast.


35 posted on 12/26/2008 10:12:07 AM PST by ArmstedFragg
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Ahhh..., Momma told you to make sure you had your breakfast. I guess she knew something... LOL...


36 posted on 12/26/2008 10:15:06 AM PST by Star Traveler
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To: Philo-Junius

Bingo!


37 posted on 12/26/2008 10:19:34 AM PST by Dawn531
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To: SolidWood

based on the theory of John Harvey Kellogg that a bland diet of corn flakes will reduce one’s sexual urges (the whole FR thread today seems to be based on forms of insanity which originated in Michigan)


38 posted on 12/26/2008 10:25:52 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

This explains why my teenagers never wanted to eat breakfast. ;-)


39 posted on 12/26/2008 10:33:55 AM PST by TheMom (Merry Christmas)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I am from Michigan. Michigan is insanity.


40 posted on 12/26/2008 10:35:12 AM PST by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: all the best

Oatmeal now comes in cartons which tout its possible beneficial effect on cholesterol and heart disease. Are we going to see breakfast cereals now advertising that they can reduce teen sex?


41 posted on 12/26/2008 10:51:16 AM PST by hellbender
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins
There's a Sushi joke in this. But I ain't goin' there.
42 posted on 12/26/2008 10:55:34 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Well, duh! Eating breakfast takes valuable time away from premarital sex, so it would follow that skipping the meal = time to get your freak on.


43 posted on 12/26/2008 10:56:43 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

“The survey also found that nearly 40 percent of married couples had not had sex in more than a month.”

Crap! Now I’m Japanese.


44 posted on 12/26/2008 10:57:36 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Those wacky Japanese!!!!!!


45 posted on 12/26/2008 11:04:57 AM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: TonyStark

I loved that skit.


46 posted on 12/26/2008 11:07:56 AM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: SIDENET

this is stupidity. You can’t be serious

Thats like someone doing a study that say, eating your own shit can be healthy


47 posted on 12/26/2008 11:25:38 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: TonyStark

LOL...great commercial.


48 posted on 12/26/2008 12:00:23 PM PST by Crolis (Kill your television!)
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To: 4rcane

I think that we are on separate frequencies.


49 posted on 12/26/2008 12:35:48 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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