From time to time there comes to my attention a story that should scare the living Hell out of all those people that frequent the “meat markets” in search of the love of a lifetime….this is just such a story……and Damn! I am so please to be a old guy and not have to worry about this type of stuff….
As many as one in four U.S. teenage girls have had a sexually transmitted disease (STD), many infected soon after their first sexual encounter, a new government report shows.”The high burden of STDs among teen girls reminds us that we can’t ignore this,” said study author Dr. Sami L. Gottlieb, from the division of sexually transmitted disease prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention.
For the study, Gottlieb’s team collected data on 838 teen girls aged 14 to 19. Using samples provided by the teens, the researchers looked for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, herpes simplex virus type 2 and human papillomavirus (HPV).
The study authors found that 24.1 percent of the girls had one of these STDs and among girls who were sexually experienced, 37.7 percent had an STD. HPV was the most common infection (18.3 percent), followed by chlamydia (3.9 percent).
Moreover, in the year after having their first sexual experience and with only one sex partner, 19.2 percent of the teens developed an STD, Gottlieb’s group found.
To counter these problems, teens need to have early sex education, Gottlieb noted. “The vast majority of people have sex for the first time during their teenage years, so we need them to be prepared,” she said.
This study also makes a strong case for routine vaccination against HPV, as it is the most common sexually transmitted infection, Katz said. “Since HPV is often acquired so soon after the initiation of sexual activity, early vaccination is the way to go. I speak on this as the father of two young teenage daughters, both of whom have received the Gardasil vaccine,” he added.
Another report released by the CDC last week provided more statistics.
Teen girls aged 15 to 19 accounted for the largest number (409,531) of the 1.5 million reported chlamydia and gonorrhea cases in the United States in 2008, followed by women aged 20 to 24, according to the annual federal report.
The researchers also found that black females continue to have a higher rate of STDs than any other racial or ethnic group.
Last year, there were about 1.2 million reported cases of chlamydia and nearly 337,000 reported cases of gonorrhea in the United States, according to the report.
Yep…a lot of this type of stuff could be prevented if there were a “real” program of sex ed in schools….but instead most states want to push some damn silly program like abstinence only….which has been a dismal failure from the get go…..so none of the recommendations will be met and the vicious cycles continues….and we have no one to blame but our own stupidity……the time to do something about this lack of knowledge and education is NOW…not after your Johnson falls off and you pee through a plastic tube……
The Prez is talking…..the troops are shooting…..Congress is doing nothing….Teabaggers are ……well you know? So, I will attempt to lighten up the mood, at least for a day….it is Sexy Sunday!
Okay Ladies pay attention………
The exerpts are from an article written by Philippe Djegal:
Sex is known to relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and even lead to weight loss, but doctors say that, for some women, sexual intercourse can be harmful and sometimes deadly.”Hopefully, it’s caught early enough that it’s not fatal, but certainly as you go along in the natural history of this disease with continued exposure, symptoms usually come on faster and are more severe,” said Dr. Jonathan Buttram, a certified allergist and immunologist.
Itching, hives, difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, horrible uterine cramping and an inflammation of the lining of the rectum are all possible symptoms of seminal plasma hypersensitivity.
Doctors say the typical patient is a woman having intercourse for the first time. But, there have been cases where women who have been having sex with the same partner for years have developed this allergic reaction.
The best way to avoid this condition, health officials say, is to not have sex, which for some could be quite a stretch, or you could always fall back on old reliable. (That would be to take things in your own hands)
It’s an extremely rare, but painful truth for some women. Doctors say if you are allergic to seminal fluid.
See guys your wedding tackle could be a lethal weapon………does that mean that a tattoo should be on the twig and berries that says “use of this item could be hazardous to your health”?
This one is for all those stoners from high school…you know those guys that hit the pipe and would sit in the corner contemplating the meaning of string….
Yes, there has been yet another study on sex and weed:
Men who smoked pot daily were found to be four times more likely to have trouble reaching orgasm than men who did not inhale, according to the La Trobe University study.
Other daily male cannabis smokers experienced premature ejaculation at nearly three times the rate of non-smokers.
Professor Anthony Smith says while the habit often had a significant impact on a man’s sex life, the effects were not always something the smokers would consider a “sexual health problem”.
“The findings suggest that men are self-medicating with cannabis to delay orgasm,” said Prof Smith from the Melbourne-based university’s Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society.
“While many male smokers experienced sexual problems, they also reported more partners than non-smokers.
The study took in more than 8600 people, aged 16 to 64, who were surveyed by telephone as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study of Health and Relationships.
Participants were asked whether they had used cannabis in the previous year and, if yes, their frequency.
Overall, 8.7 per cent said they had used cannabis in the last year, with twice as many men (11.2 per cent) in the positive compared to women (6.1 per cent).
People under 36 were more likely to smoke marijuana than older participants.
The research also found women who smoked cannabis daily were more likely to have had two or more sexual partners in the previous year.
They were also seven times more likely to have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection in the last year than non-smokers.
Now if that does not put the limber in your joint (pun intended), then nothing will….
I will put all the Nobel bitching behind for a day and focus on something that most of us think is just fine….SEX!
The greatest ionvention in the last 50 years has been “The Pill” or at least to those of us who enjoy a good toss every now and then….but if you, the ladies, are taken the pill does it change your consciousness about who you mate with?
In an article in Health Day the pill could be changing evolution.
“The use of the pill by women, by changing her mate preferences, might induce women to mate with otherwise less-preferred partners, which might have important consequences for mate choice and reproductive outcomes,” said Alexandra Alvergne, lead author of a study appearing in the October issue of Trends in Ecology & Evolution.
“One prediction is that offspring of pill users are more homozygous than expected, possibly related to impaired immune function and decreased perceived health and attractiveness,” according to the report by Alvergne, a postdoctoral research associate in the department of animal and plant sciences at the University of Sheffield in England, and colleague Virpi Lummaa.
Women who are ovulating tend to be attracted to so-called “manly men,” those with more masculine facial features and traits of dominance and competitiveness, according to background information in the study. They also tend to prefer the man who is not like them, genetically speaking.
And men, given a choice, will gravitate towards an ovulating female rather than a non-ovulating female.
But women on the pill are more consistently in a state that mimics pregnancy, the authors stated.
According to the study authors, who stress that “modern contraception has improved the quality of life worldwide,” 100 million women around the globe are on the pill.
“There are important limitations from previous studies, due to the fact few of them have been addressing the question as their main focus,” Alvergne said.
Future research should focus on two questions in particular, she said: Does use of the pill affect marital relationship, satisfaction and durability; and does it affect the ability of couples to reproduce?
Okay ladies if you are taking the pill and think you have found Mr. Right….you might want to think it over….and here is another question…is the high rate of divorce have anything to do with the pill? Like women stop taking it to try and have a baby…and once the pill wears off do they realize that they do not have any attraction to their mate? It would be interesting to find out one woman at a time…..
As usual I try to lighten up the tone on Sundays, a least a bit, we are bombarded daily with the politics of NOW…there are other things happening; just not as covered as the bitch slapping of politics……It’s Sexy Sunday and Franco is still dead!
Tina Jordahl, a former Iowa State HDFS and public policy graduate student who is now a market research specialist with Hospice of Central Iowa, collaborated with Lohman on the study. It analyzes data from the “Welfare, Children and Families: A Three-City Study” — a six-year longitudinal investigation of low-income families living in Boston, Chicago and San Antonio. Their paper, titled “A biological analysis of risk and protective factors associated with early sexual intercourse of young adolescents,” was posted online in the Children and Youth Services Review and will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal.
Interview data for the study was first collected in 1999 on youth between the ages of 10 and 14, and again in 2001. Lohman says she also has data collected in 2006 from the same subjects, who were between 16 and 20 by that time.
In the study, boys reported their first sexual intercourse at younger ages (averaging 12.48) than girls (13.16). Boys also had nearly 10 percent higher frequency of intercourse than girls and were also more likely to experience sexual debut (20 percent to 14 percent) between the two years when the first two waves of data were collected.
Recent national research has found that 13 percent of girls and 15 percent of boys have had sex by the time they’re 16. Lohman says that means the rate of sex among her low-income sample is only slightly higher among the girls, but almost double among the boys
African Americans also had 12 percent more early sexual intercourse than whites (29 to 17 percent respectively), although racial differences did not change the age of their first intercourse.
The authors report that periods of instability in family structure and welfare use serve as risk factors for early sexual activity. They found that additional maternal education — beyond a high school level — was found to inhibit some of that activity.
For that reason, the researchers propose allotting public funding to increase maternal education as a way to reduce early sexual promiscuity among their children.
The study also found the youths’ involvement in delinquent acts drastically increases the chances of early sexual activity.
Because of the gender differences in sexual debut, the authors also urge more gender-specific prevention programs that are implemented at earlier ages, especially among high risk populations.
Study after study on all sexual titles have been done, results tabulated, funds allocated and yet we as a nation cannot figure out how to education the kids on what is good and what is bad with sex. Parents are shy about the talk, government is just plain stupid about the subject and worst of all funds a squandered on programs that are totally ineffective…..and the beat goes on…..what will be the next great program to teach the children?
I live in the part of the country that thinks sex is evil and sex ed is the work of the Devil. About the only sex ed is the lame abstinence only and that has work so well that my state leads the nation in teen pregnancies.
A November, 2004, Washington Times article noted that the Bush administration “included more than $131 million for abstinence programs in its $388 billion spending bill. This represents an increase of $30 million for programs that teach middle- and high-school youths that sexual abstinence until marriage is the best choice. The new funding is far less than the $100 million Mr. Bush requested, but it marks a “record level of funding,” said leaders of the National Abstinence Clearinghouse in Sioux Falls, S.D.”
Here are some of the fallacies children are being taught with abstinence-only education:
* A 43-day-old fetus is a “thinking person.”
* HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be spread via sweat and tears.
* Condoms fail to prevent HIV transmission as often as 31 percent of the time in heterosexual intercourse.
* One curriculum, called “Me, My World, My Future,” teaches that women who have an abortion “are more prone to suicide” and that as many as 10 percent of them become sterile. This contradicts the 2001 edition of a standard obstetrics textbook that says fertility is not affected by elective abortion, the Waxman report said.
(Thanx to the blog “The Countess” for her reporting)
Now that we have a new president, there is a move away from the stupid that is abstinence only—we need to thank somebody for that–abstinence only is a FAILED program….scrap it and start teaching the children the truth.
Washington was about as boring as watch paint dry or flies having sex last week….the news media was all over the Afghan story…well he or not he send more troops….yawn…of course he will send more!
Because of the media’s BS it will be yet another Sexy Sunday…..
And yes, another sex survey to report…..
Millions of women drink alcohol before having sex because they lack confidence in their bodies, a study has found.
Almost half of those questioned said they preferred sex while under the influence of alcohol because it helped them to lose their inhibitions and be more adventurous.
Three quarters of women claimed they felt more able to let their hair down and go wild after a few drinks.
Four out of ten have ‘always’ been a bit tipsy when they have slept with a partner for the first time. But astonishingly 48.5 per cent said they preferred sex while under the influence.
The study also found that 75 per cent of women said they liked to drink before getting into bed with their husband or boyfriend. Some 6 per cent of women have never had sex while sober.
More than half of women polled claimed drinking with a prospective partner was ‘part of the dating process’ so they were bound to be a bit drunk when they had sex.
It was also revealed 14 per cent of women in a relationship can’t face sleeping with their partner unless they had a couple of glasses of wine beforehand.
May I see a show hands that did not know this already? How do I get this research cash?
The health debate is in the back seat because we are having yet another race debate…..Too many people in the media have that debate all wrong, simply because they want to believe that race does not play a part in politics….they are silly or at worst just plain stupid….but that is for another day……since Washington is about as boring as watching paint dry….we will go on with my Sexy Sunday…..
In an article in MSNBC website:
U.S. states whose residents have more conservative religious beliefs on average tend to have higher rates of teenagers giving birth, a new study suggests.The relationship could be due to the fact that communities with such religious beliefs (a literal interpretation of the Bible, for instance) may frown upon contraception, researchers say. If that same culture isn’t successfully discouraging teen sex, the pregnancy and birth rates rise.
Mississippi topped the list for conservative religious beliefs and teen birth rates, according to the study results, which will be detailed in a forthcoming issue of the journal Reproductive Health.
For instance, the results showed more abortions among teenagers in the less religious states, which would skew the findings since fewer teens in these states would have births. But even after accounting for the abortions, the study team still found a state’s level of religiosity could predict their teen birth rate. The higher the religiosity, the higher was the teen birth rate on average.
Gee, looks like the abstinence thingy is not as effective as the bible thumpers would have believe, huh?
I have seen a lot of things in the South over the years and some have been humorous, but most have been damn right stupid…..and the following is damn right ignorant….
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled against Love Stuff, a Hoover business that sells vibrators and other sexual devices, and upheld Alabama’s anti-obscenity law.The court ruled that the business failed to show that the state law banning the sale of sexual aides was unconstitutional.
“Public morality can still serve as a legitimate rational basis for regulating commercial activity, which is not a private activity,” Supreme Court justices wrote in the opinion issued Friday.
“As the Eleventh Circuit in Williams IV pithily and somewhat coarsely stated: ‘There is nothing ‘private’ or ‘consensual’ about the advertising and sale of a dildo.”
Love Stuff had argued a section of Alabama’s anti-obscenity law banning “adult-only entertainment” near churches and child care centers was unconstitutional vague because the phrase was not defined.
I smell a US Supreme Court case in the making……..this from a section of the country that frowns on government intrusion into the individual’s life….how do you spell H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y?
There is a new sexual orientation that seems to be taking hold….personally I think it is a downer but there are those that seem to want it.
The movement is a testament to how vital sexual identity is to self-worth. But the public emergence of asexuals also raises questions for sexuality researchers — mysteries involving the fluidity of sexual identity and the link between romance, which many asexuals enjoy, and sexual attraction.
“It does raise questions about the nature of love,” said Anthony Bogaert, a sexologist at Brock University in Ontario who estimated the prevalence of asexuality in 2004. He analyzed an earlier survey of Britons and found that 1 percent reported that they had never felt sexually attracted to anyone.
Some asexuals are romantically straight, gay or bisexual, and some aren’t romantic. They date each other, or they go out with “sexuals,” attempting to compromise in bed.
The birth of the asexual movement has been as tricky as the personal stories, involving people whose sexuality is naturally passive. They lack the cultural markers claimed by the gay community — styles of dress, for instance, or bars in which to gather.
Into that breach came the great uniter of obscure groups — the Internet — and Jay, whom many asexuals consider to be an ideal spokesman. Young, charismatic and good-looking, here is a man, they say, who could have sex if he wanted to.
AVEN members have one concrete goal: changing the authoritative Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to make explicit that asexuality is not a “hypoactive sexual desire disorder.” The next edition will be published by the American Psychiatric Association in 2012.
What a BUMMER!