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"Safe Sex" with Condoms Bad for Mental Health, Psych Researcher Finds
LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Tuesday August 4, 2009 | By Hilary White

Posted on 08/04/2009 1:00:08 PM PDT by topher

Tuesday August 4, 2009


"Safe Sex" with Condoms Bad for Mental Health, Psych Researcher Finds

"Emotional immaturity" and depression more prevalent among condom-users

By Hilary White

PAISLEY, Scotland, August 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Research from Scotland finding that heterosexual sex without using condoms is more likely to make people happy than "safe sex" with condoms, has stirred controversy among "sexual health" campaigners. The lead researcher wrote of the survey respondents, "The more often they have sex without condoms, the better their mental health."

In the study, titled, "Condom Use for Penile-Vaginal Intercourse is Associated with Immature Psychological Defense Mechanisms," Professor Stuart Brody of the University of the West of Scotland in Paisley gave questionnaires to 111 Portuguese men and 99 women asking questions about their sex lives and their state of mind over a period of one month. The findings are to be published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behaviour.

The study's abstract gives the purpose as the examination of a hypothesis put forward by Sigmund Freud, "that use of immature psychological defense mechanisms correlates directly with frequency of condom use during PVI, but inversely with frequency of PVI [penile-vaginal intercourse] without condoms."

The survey found that "frequency of PVI with condoms correlated directly with use of immature defenses," according to a standard test of psychological reactions. It also found that "immature defenses" were associated with masturbation in both sexes. In general, the study concluded that condom use during PVI is associated with "psychological immaturity and predisposition to poorer mental health," including depression and suicidal tendencies.

Brody wrote, "The more often they have sex without condoms, the better their mental health." His findings suggest that condom use negates the mental health benefits of what he called "evolutionarily relevant sex." He theorized that there is a direct biochemical response in natural heterosexual relations that is blocked by condoms.

Brody wrote in the study, "Possible explanations for the interference of condoms with the health benefits of PVI include blocking of antidepressant and immunological agents in semen and genital secretions, reduced sexual satisfaction and intimacy, and psychopathology-prone persons who are more psychologically immature and/or heterosocially anxious being more likely to use condoms for PVI."

In an interview with the UK's Independent newspaper, Brody responded to criticisms from sex-campaigners at the Family Planning Association that his findings, if they were acted upon, would result in increases in sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies.

"I have an interest in the best possible science," he said. "I don't want to let anything get in the way, whether its political correctness, or religion. I have deliberately not used the term 'heterosexual sex'," he said.

"Evolution is not politically correct, so of the very broad range of potential sexual behaviour, there is actually only one that is consistently associated with better physical and mental health and that is the one sexual behaviour that would be favoured by evolution. That is not accidental."

In 2007, Brody angered homosexualist activists in the UK when he published research that found intercourse between men and women is the only form of sexual behaviour that improves "psychological and physiological function." He found that levels of prolactin, the hormone that provides the body with sexual gratification, were 400 percent higher among male and female couples who had heterosexual intercourse than those engaging in other forms of sex.

Peter Tatchell, one of Britain's leading homosexualist spokesmen, called the research "unscientific and extreme" and said it contradicted other studies by the US sex researchers Masters and Johnson. Tatchell said, "Brody's is an extreme and disparaging stance to adopt and he seems to have an ideological agenda to promote conventional heterosexual intercourse."

Brody responded at the time, "The radical left wants sex research done, but only if the results are politically acceptable to them."

Brody's previous work has also criticized the disinformation commonly promulgated in the media about the transmission of AIDS among the general population and warned that political correctness has seriously muddied the issues.

His 1997 book "Sex at Risk: Lifetime number of partners, frequency of intercourse and low AIDS risk of vaginal intercourse," concluded that "ideological knowledge" about AIDS, that asserts that heterosexuals are at equal risk of contracting the disease as active homosexuals, is more prevalent in society than evidence-based scientific knowledge gained from objective research. One reviewer called the book a "succinct indictment of people who have conflated politics and science in setting AIDS policy over the past 15 years."


Read related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

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http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/sep/08091011.html

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: condom; immaturity; moralabsolutes; safesex; suicide

1 posted on 08/04/2009 1:00:09 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Yeah. Opening them packets used to drive me nuts!


2 posted on 08/04/2009 1:02:24 PM PDT by woofer ('Senator Obama ain't run nothin' but his mouth' - Steyn)
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To: topher

I hate condoms. glad I am free from them now !


3 posted on 08/04/2009 1:03:10 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: topher

OMG! WHAT next????


4 posted on 08/04/2009 1:03:21 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: topher

Safe sex with condoms, is probably a lot better for mental health than no sex.


5 posted on 08/04/2009 1:04:15 PM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: topher
Sex without condoms is better than sex with condoms? Any teenager could tell you that. This is not really earth shattering news.
6 posted on 08/04/2009 1:05:09 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: topher

“heterosexual sex without using condoms is more likely to make people happy than “safe sex” with condoms”

in other news the sky is blue
yeesh someone paid to have this study done anyone could have told these guys that


7 posted on 08/04/2009 1:05:09 PM PDT by DM1
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To: topher

This may explain the actions of the guys at nbn.


8 posted on 08/04/2009 1:05:14 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Please God Save The United States From Barack Hussein Al-Obama. Amen.)
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To: Uncle Hal

The key to safe sex.

Waiting til we were married. always staying faithfull to eachother. using other birth control methods (pill).

and I don’t have to worry about condoms on a nightly basis :)

it works out really really good.


9 posted on 08/04/2009 1:09:56 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: topher

Yep. That’s why sailors getting into port are all so miserable. Facing the prospect of all those condoms...


10 posted on 08/04/2009 1:11:09 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: topher

What in the world is an “immature psychological defense mechanism” with regards to sex? Always great when researchers just blow smoke ... ooops probably should have said something more mature


11 posted on 08/04/2009 1:13:31 PM PDT by the long march
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To: topher

What bothers me most about this drivel is that someone got PAID good money for even attempting this “research”.

Some folls are all too soon parted from their money.

Governments in general worldwide need to review what they spend taxpayer money on.

This is ludicrous.

AIDS is anough of a problem all over the globe. This “research” doesn’t help one little bit.


12 posted on 08/04/2009 1:14:21 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: worst-case scenario

They should just use rubber bands!


13 posted on 08/04/2009 1:16:27 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: topher
1950 definition of ‘Safe Sex’: Use a padded headboard!
14 posted on 08/04/2009 1:19:50 PM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: worst-case scenario
Yep. That’s why sailors getting into port are all so miserable.

Most sailors pulling into port aren't worried about condoms at all. ;^)

I do speak from experience.

15 posted on 08/04/2009 1:20:45 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: ridesthemiles
“AIDS is anough of a problem all over the globe.”

Not among heterosexuals it's not. Don't parrot the PC propaganda.

16 posted on 08/04/2009 1:21:56 PM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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To: topher
Peter Tatchell, one of Britain's leading homosexualist spokesmen, called the research "unscientific and extreme" and said it contradicted other studies by the US sex researchers Masters and Johnson. Tatchell said, "Brody's is an extreme and disparaging stance to adopt and he seems to have an ideological agenda to promote conventional heterosexual intercourse."
Brody responded at the time, "The radical left wants sex research done, but only if the results are politically acceptable to them."


At least one reason I can think of is that Masters and Johnson paired up total strangers to observe them having sex. They were two of the architects of the Marxist sex revolution in this country, and they were marital cheaters as well.

This researcher interviewed people who presumably chose their own partners.

17 posted on 08/04/2009 1:23:31 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

I would like to know if the unhappy/suicidal people using condoms were predominantly muliple-partner people (i.e. trying to live out the sexual freedom lie), and the happy people not using condoms were predominantly participants in the tradition of single-partner marriage...

If so, it would seem to confirm other studies I’ve seen that show that married people tend to be happier...


18 posted on 08/04/2009 1:26:32 PM PDT by shy.invisible.grl
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To: DM1

“..heterosexual sex without using condoms is more likely to make people happy than “safe sex” with condoms”

Well duh!

Don’t give me no plastic saddle
1969 c&w song by Nat Stucky

I’ve got a long black six passenger limousine
A palace in Dallas a club in New Orleans
Diamonds on my fingers silk imported clothes
And I can tell a fast train by the way she blows
So don’t give me no plastic saddle lemme feel that leather when I ride
Don’t give me no paint and powder honey lemme see the hide
False eyelashes and a false foundation may help to build your pride
But don’t give me no plastic saddle lemme feel that leather when I ride
[ guitar ]
Well I’m the cream of societies a man about town
Never looked for nothing that I ain’t found
Some say I ain’t right but they can’t prove I’m wrong
I know the words to the tune before you sang your song
So don’t give me no plastic saddle...
Don’t give me no plastic saddle lemme feel that leather when I ride
Don’t give me no plastic saddle lemme feel that leather when I ride


19 posted on 08/04/2009 1:29:29 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tar and feather the sons of bi#ches!)
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To: topher

If you are using a condom, you might worry about the diseases that woman has.

If you are using a condom, you might worry about the condom breaking and her becoming pregnant.

If...

However, no condom, you are more “secure” in thinking “everything’s covered” or “what’s the harm”. You may also be in a committed relationship.

You can abort away a pregnancy but you can’t abort an STD.


20 posted on 08/04/2009 1:30:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Uncle Hal
Sex without condoms is better than sex with condoms? Any teenager could tell you that.

That's not the point. The point is that "safe sex with condoms" has been taught to the past 3 generations as a way to have sex without consequences like STDs or unwanted pregnancies -- and also to support acceptance of gay sex. But if these findings stand up to scrutiny, he is finding that, statistically, forms of sex other than PVI are not as satisfying. And the only way to achieve that highest level of satisfaction in safety is the old-fashioned way: avoiding sex with multiple partners and sticking with one opposite-sex partner. It's the politically incorrect conclusion.

21 posted on 08/04/2009 1:31:04 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: Albion Wilde

You all can argue. I’m gonna print this out and show it to you know who.


22 posted on 08/04/2009 1:37:23 PM PDT by csmusaret (If you like this economy, keep voting for Donkeys.)
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To: ridesthemiles
What bothers me most about this drivel is that someone got PAID good money for even attempting this “research”.

The reason this research matters is that once liberals get done twisting every basic fact about sex to its exact opposite, which they have done for the past 40 years, it takes recent research to start turning things back around.

Just think of the liberal BS that people have been led to believe by leftist indoctrination:

• Children are resilient; they get over a divorce.

• "Open" marriage can be liberating; a little adultery makes you appreciate your spouse more.

• Gay "families" are just the same as any other.

• Women really like all the formerly taboo types of sex.

• Single people are just as happy as married people.

• President Obama is a natural-born citizen.

23 posted on 08/04/2009 1:39:53 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: topher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kOewRGhtx8

“Condoms, Rose! Condoms!!!” Joe, I need a price check...


24 posted on 08/04/2009 1:41:50 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ("Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.")
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To: Albion Wilde

LOL!


25 posted on 08/04/2009 1:43:53 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: stuartcr

That reads like a great tagline.


26 posted on 08/04/2009 1:47:29 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Stopping in the middle of foreplay to put on a condom is about as much fun as stopping in the middle of foreplay to figure out a Rubiks cube. Trying to stay “motivated” through both processes is intensely unsatisfying.

I think condom use and rubiks cubes require the use of a part of the brain that kills the base instinct used for regular sex. I find it painful, distracting, mood killing and useless.


27 posted on 08/04/2009 2:01:07 PM PDT by johnnycap
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To: topher
Bad news for Sebelius and 7-Eleven.
28 posted on 08/04/2009 2:21:52 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Just another Joe

Argh! Let’s here you swearin’, boyo. My sister is a sailor out in SD, and not only does she smell of tar, but she can swear a mean blue streak.

On second though - let’s keep the place family-friendly. Tall sail or destroyers?


29 posted on 08/04/2009 2:28:12 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: worst-case scenario

They’re mostly miserable ‘cause hookers are off-limits.


30 posted on 08/04/2009 5:38:58 PM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: worst-case scenario
Tall sail or destroyers?

Guided Missile Cruiser.
Only warship ever homeported in the Philippines.

31 posted on 08/05/2009 1:34:59 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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