aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
***LATER: I don’t get what’s going on. My Dick in a Box link goes to a YouTube error page, even after I correct the link. Does YouTube have some technology that remembers that I linked once so won’t let me link again??? Click here to go to a page (scroll down) that links to the uncensored Dick in a Box video. Grrrr!
Reality Check: 95% of Americans had premarital sex
My parents conceived me that way. And I’m in my 50s so that was well before the sexual revolution. CNN:
More than nine out of 10 Americans, men and women alike, have had premarital sex, according to a new study. The high rates extend even to women born in the 1940s, challenging perceptions that people were more chaste in the past.
“This is reality-check research,” said the study’s author, Lawrence Finer. “Premarital sex is normal behavior for the vast majority of Americans, and has been for decades.”
Finer is a research director at the Guttmacher Institute, a private New York-based think tank that studies sexual and reproductive issues and which disagrees with government-funded programs that rely primarily on abstinence-only teachings. The study, released Tuesday, appears in the new issue of Public Health Reports.
Via Pam at Pandagon:
The WaPo reported in March that those virginity pledges touted by head-in-the-sand organizations like True Love Waits and the Silver Ring Thing are doing nothing to stop STDs either. Among the 20 percent of kids that took a virginity pledge, 61 percent of the consistent pledgers and 79 percent of the inconsistent pledgers reported having intercourse before marrying or prior to 2002 interviews. Almost 7 percent of the students who did not make a pledge were diagnosed with an STD, compared with 6.4 percent of the “inconsistent pledgers” and 4.6 percent of the “consistent pledgers.”
2006 Year-End Google Zeitgeist
Hm, I’m out of step with the spirit of the times:
Google.com - Top Searches in 2006
3. world cup
Google News - Top Searches in 2006
1. paris hilton
2. orlando bloom
5. hurricane katrina
7. martina hingis
9. 2006 nfl draft
10. celebrity big brother 2006
LATER: John Battelle, “The top list is not very revealing, save the instance of “rebelde” - a telenovela - or Radioblog - makes me wonder what the parameters are for their filtering. Obviously they filtered out sex searches. What else? What was the methodology? Google doesn’t tell us.”