Wednesday, December 9, 2009
By JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY, Star Tribune
Last update: December 9, 2009 - 8:24 AM
As most every parent knows, hooking up for casual sex is bad for young people because it causes emotional or psychological damage.
Well, actually, no. At least not for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24, according to a new study by University of Minnesota researchers.
Even they found the results startling.
They asked more than 1,300 young Minnesota adults about their most recent sexual encounters, their self-esteem and their emotional well-being. Interestingly, only about one-fifth of the subjects said their last encounter was casual. But their overall emotional status was no different than the four-fifths who said they were in committed relationships with their most recent sexual partner.
"We were so surprised," said Marla Eisenberg, an assistant professor at the university's School of Public Health who studies adolescent and young adult health.
"The conventional wisdom is that casual sex, 'friends with benefits,' and hooking up is hurtful. That's what we've been teaching kids for decades," especially in the federally funded abstinence-only sex education programs, she said.
Not that Eisenberg advocates casual sex. Far from it.
"Casual sex is not for everyone" as an emotional matter, she said. Moreover, there is real physical risk: Rates of sexually transmitted diseases are rising relentlessly, and teen pregnancy rates in Minnesota are on the increase as well.
But, she said, sex education curriculums, parents and public health programs should "focus on the things that are real threats," such as interpersonal violence, pregnancy risk and STDs, not on the theory that casual sex is emotionally harmful.
The researchers surveyed 1,311 young adults in Minnesota, pulled from a group they began following years ago as part of a major ongoing research study in adolescent health and nutrition. All the people in the study were sexually active and answered a series of survey questions about their last sexual encounter, depressive symptoms and self-esteem.
Friday, May 22, 2009
We just have to give a shout out for JJ Western Swing in Pahrump NV. (1 hr north of Vegas) http://www.jjwesternswing.com
We've been twice and just wish we had more time to spend there. It seemed a bit red neck to us when we first arrived and we almost left but we are so fortunate to have stayed around. The average age seemed to be 35 - 45.
For a $40/couple a night suggested donation, you get the cleanest, friendliest, fun & wild time in the west. It includes great food, an overnight stay and brunch the next day.
Wish we could be there for the 4 day Memorial Weekend. Here is an email we got about it:
It's, the party weekend you've all been waiting for! Couples and ALL singles are invited to come join us for our Memorial Day, and Summer kick-off party beginning @ 7:00 PM Friday evening, and going all the way through till sometime Monday, when the last person is scraped from the dance floor or pool deck, fished from the pool, skimmed from the hot tub's or has been given some form of Artificial Resuscitation! BBQ'S, POOL PLAY, NUDE SUNBATHING, DANCING, LAUGHING, GREAT PEOPLE, NEED WE SAY MORE? Just pack your bags, and head on out! The BULL, and The RAM say, You gal's better rest up, your gonna need it. Those who are planning an overnight stay or attending multiple day's, please RSVP in advance via our party hot-line @ 775-513-3544.
We look forward to hearing about your favorite value, Tori & Tan
Friday, April 17, 2009
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Now that your taxes are done, we thought we'd explore the sexier side of financial insolvency. Those of you excited about a little more recreational activity in your bedrooms should keep reading. It turns out all these financial disasters may have a bit of a silver lining.
Exhibit A is the following graph, which shows the average number of times Americans have sex each year, broken down by their level of satisfaction with their financial situation. The data is from the General Social Survey, a National Science Foundation project that has interviewed over 50,000 people over the last four decades.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
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Hope to be with ya all again real soon!!!!
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Here's a Spring Video for Those Who Like their Bushes Trimmed
Don't put all of your eggs in one basket
Walk softly and carry a big carrot
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears
There's no such thing as too much candy
All work and no play can make you a basket case
A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits
Some body parts should be floppy
Keep your paws off other people's jellybeans
Good things come in small sugar-coated packages
The grass is always greener in someone else's basket
An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare
To show your true colors you have to come out of your shell
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey !!
HAVE A HAPPY EASTER
Thursday, April 9, 2009
There's about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance with stipulations.
1) They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.
2) They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed.
3) They either buy a house/pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.
4) They all buy around the world airfares and scenic plane tours - Aerospace industry fixed.
This would be a third of the cost for just the AIG bonuses!
And think of the boom to the swing club industry. All that free time and energy to burn!!
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