Skip to comments.No-breakfast teens have sex earlier
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.
“young people who skip breakfast tend to lose their virginity earlier.”
Wow, I never made the connection.
Not me. But then again I’m a different generation.
“Of all the stupid....
Rule #1 of statistics.
Correlation does not equal coordination.
I always skipped breakfast and didn’t get laid till college...
Yea, and the majority of women who eat lettuce have babies.
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.
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.
“Wow, I never made the connection”
It must be that unfilled hunger.
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??
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!
Ah, milk for breakfast!
All those years I spent eating breakfast when I could have been having sex.
I’m just not going to touch this one at all, not at all...
If they are trying to get teenagers to eat breakfast, this is the wrong approach.
...and I never missed breakfast and started at sixteen. I suspect this study is bogus.
ok, but yule be missing the fun...
I’m shocked that the average age is 19 years. I’d say the Japanese are doing something right.
I dunno about that.
A corps of policemen doing their PT’s is always a welcome sight. Especially from the back...;o]
skip the cereal and go straight for the sausage
Thats it. No more breakfast for me.
Was the research funded by Kelloggs? General Mills?
“Ah, milk for breakfast!”
As long as it’s not “milt” for breakfast!
Finally! I can't believe it took 27 posts.
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?
Actually, it’s “correlation does not = causation”
Might have something to do with the fact that the potential partner is cooking breakfast.
Ahhh..., Momma told you to make sure you had your breakfast. I guess she knew something... LOL...
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)
This explains why my teenagers never wanted to eat breakfast. ;-)
I am from Michigan. Michigan is insanity.
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?
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.
“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.
Those wacky Japanese!!!!!!
I loved that skit.
this is stupidity. You can’t be serious
Thats like someone doing a study that say, eating your own shit can be healthy
I think that we are on separate frequencies.