Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Where WERE These Women? (I Was Looking Everywhere)

OK, this is really a little depressing.

Remember that sexual revolution thing in the 60s? That one that seemed to pass you right by? Well, you really have NO idea just how passed by you were.

A truly fascinating study has just come to BoomVista's attention through a link provided by an interesting site called . Released earlier this year and published in Public Health Reports, it concludes that pretty much everybody was doing it. All the time. Back then. Before back then. After back then. Allthedarntime.

From the report:

"Among cohorts of women turning 15 between 1964 and 1993, at least 91% had had premarital sex by age 30. Among those turning 15 between 1954 and 1963, 82% had had premarital sex by age 30, and 88% had done so by age 44.

"Conclusions: Almost all Americans have sex before marrying. These findings argue for education and interventions that provide the skills and information people need to protect themselves from unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases once they become sexually active, regardless of marital status."

Yeah, and it also argues that some of us Baby Boomers were incredibly unlucky back then.

Click here for the full report.

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