Teenagers and Rumpy-Bumpy

The talk show host Tyra Banks declared a teen sex crisis last fall after her show surveyed girls about sexual behavior. A few years ago, Oprah Winfrey warned parents of a teenage oral-sex epidemic.

We all know that teenage are having sex all the time,right? Turns out we are wrong.

The news is troubling, but it’s also misleading. While some young people are clearly engaging in risky sexual behavior, a vast majority are not. The reality is that in many ways, today’s teenagers are more conservative about sex than previous generations.

Today, fewer than half of all high school students have had sex: 47.8 percent as of 2007, according to the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, down from 54.1 percent in 1991.

A less recent report suggests that teenagers are also waiting longer to have sex than they did in the past. A 2002 report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 30 percent of 15- to 17-year-old girls had experienced sex, down from 38 percent in 1995. During the same period, the percentage of sexually experienced boys in that age group dropped to 31 percent from 43 percent.

Quietly now

Top search term for June:

clown sex

My goal for July is to make it to the top 5 google hits for “mime sex”.

Post script. There is a site about Clown Sex. It’s pretty funny.

Because clowns do not naturally “ride” bicycles, stand on their “heads,” or “jump through rings of fire,” whips, electric prods, and other tools are often used to force them to perform.

The smaller and poorer the blue movie production, the more limited the clowns’ access may be to water, food, and hairdressing care. But whatever the size of a clownsploitation flick, the clowns inevitably suffer

Science Projects (continued)

Now this would make a cool project for a science fair:

He was nominated for a Nobel Prize. I don’t care about any of this. Shafik won my heart by publishing a paper in European Urology in which he investigated the effects of polyester on sexual activity. Ahmed Shafik dressed lab rats in polyester pants.

There were seventy-five rats. They wore their pants for one year. Shafik found that over time the ones dressed in polyester or poly-cotton blend had sex significantly less often than the rats whose slacks were cotton or wool. (Shafik thinks the reason is that polyester sets up troublesome electrostatic fields in and around the genitals. Having seen an illustration of a rat wearing the pants, I would say there’s an equal possibility that it’s simply harder to get a date when you dress funny.)