Am I to assume you disagree with the sexual peak thing? It’s a well known truism in the uk.
I think it came originally from kinseys research.
I looked at the web and some people refute this though.
Tbh I have always had a fairly good libido since 18 but most of my friends say they are much more sexually needy since hitting 30.
107Jess January 2, 2011 at 9:51 pm
Yes I agree, if only we could change the ‘choosing’ mechanisms.
But in the uk we have had massive safe sex campaigns but we are still having 8 yo kids having terminations, STDS are on the rise, most pop music is highly sexual.
Nothing less than a dictatorship could avert this in my view.
I know I’m not providing any helpful suggestions- I wish I knew how to solve this issue.
I think alcohol and drugs are the real enemies because it removes inhibitions or even consciousness. Thing is prohibition didn’t work to well when you guys tried it?
108terre January 3, 2011 at 7:55 am
Jess, those “massive safe sex” campaigns are part of the problem. If you assume teenagers are supposed to be having sex, you normalize that expectation and the astute ones will start doing it. Their parents aren’t teaching them about soul partnership or chastity, they’re just letting them take lessons from wherever (crappy pop music that shoves sex to make a buck) and when they get to school and realize they’re supposed to be having sex already it causes panic and untold anxiety. I know because I’m young enough that I was pushed through one of the UK’s constant “sex ed” classes.
109Susan Walsh January 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm
Thanks for the comment – I’m trying to be that wise old woman :)
I agree with your comment 100%. It’s all about biology, and promulgating the species. Once we accept that, we can be more successful in mating.
110Jess January 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm