Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Was it good for you?

Oh my God!. Hand me the smelling salts - over 90% of Americans have had pre-martial sex. This includes all those "good girls" who came of age in the 50s and not just us dirty hippies who introduced that sinful concept of telling the truth and admitting we were boinking each other. It also includes about 80% of those fundie types that take pledges of chastity and whatnot.

This news should give pause to those fundamentalist Christians who want to turn back the clock to the good old days when only men catted around and all women were self-proclaimed virgins going down the aisle.

I always wondered who all those guys were sleeping with. It seemed unlikely to me, even as a teen that every guy in the school was getting their experience with the same three "tramps" that were known to "put out." Especially since some of those "good girls" would inevitably disappear for nine months or so. Spending time with their Aunt Sally in Cleveland was the usual excuse proffered -- but we all knew the real reason.

Of course none of this will actually sway the abstinence only crowd from their appointed mission to bring back chastity belts, which is okay. Everyone needs a hobby but unfortunately, one of the biggest proponents of fantasy-based sex education is our own president, who is passing out our tax dollars by the millions to organizations that promise they can teach the human animal to just say no to something that feels so good.
Bookmark and Share


Blogger Kathy said...

Love the title! I was amused when I read this too. The article is talking about people born since 1940, but I have to add pre-marital sex has been around at least since the turn of the century if my parents are to be believed! People just didn't talk about it or admit it because they had their fair share of repressive, puritanical types back then too.

The more things change, the more they stay the same, eh?

1:57:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL. That's exactly what I was thinking Kathy.

5:26:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home