Tuesday, May 20, 2008

teens: still not as bad as they say

Looks like Rush Limbaugh's dreaded teen "blowjob culture" is a myth. From the Washington Post:
Contrary to widespread belief, teenagers do not appear to commonly engage in oral sex as a way to preserve their virginity, according to the first study to examine the question nationally.

The analysis of a federal survey of more than 2,200 males and females aged 15 to 19, released yesterday, found that more than half reported having had oral sex. But those who described themselves as virgins were far less likely to say they had tried it than those who had had intercourse.

"There's a popular perception that teens are engaging in serial oral sex as a strategy to avoid vaginal intercourse," said Rachel Jones of the Guttmacher Institute, a private, nonprofit research organization based in New York, who helped do the study. "Our research suggests that's a misperception."

We're supposed to believe that the world is going to Hell in a handbasket, that our morals are fast decaying, and that today's teens are more deviant, more violent, and more ignorant than we were. It's just not true.


TioChuy said...

Baby boomers brought us free love (including blowjobs), widespread drug use, the weather underground, the black panthers, Charles Manson, Lt. Calley, the 70's, blow, disco and Rush Limbaugh.

The Daily Exorcist said...

I believe the phrase is "going to hell with a handjob." Apparently, Lucifer's big on reacharounds, too. Also: he's "technically" a virgin. Of course he is. You would be, too, if you were buried up to your waist in ice.

el ranchero said...

Yeah, Chuy, maybe that's it: the boomers are afraid every generation will be as deviant as the dreaded hippy menace.

And thanks, now I'm seeing images of Lucifer in an eternal 4-way with Brutus, Cassius, and Judas Iscariot. Thanks for that.