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January 24, 2003

Too Pooped to Pop?

Friedrich --

The 1950s ... [March of Time music here] ... Era of repression ... Shiny surfaces concealing massive frustration ... Women kept in their places ...

Well, maybe. But maybe not, at least so far as making the beast with two backs is concerned. A new study from The Kinsey Institute suggests that outgoing, achievement-oriented, uninhibited new-millennium women are having less sex than those unfortunate, uptight '50s housewives enjoyed. The BBC report is here -- followed by entertaining collection of comments from readers, opinionating and telling their own tales.

I'd feel perversely triumphant about this if only the report weren't coming from Kinsey, whose famous early studies of sex were biased and inaccurate, and led to lots of pointless talk and speculation. The idea that 10-12% of the population is homosexual, for instance, is one we owe to Kinsey.

But, hey, maybe they've shaped up and become trustworthy.

Link thanks to Daze Reader (here).

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at January 24, 2003




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You guys just reminded me of something from A&L daily last year:

http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume8/v8i2/tv-sex.html

Best wishes

Chris

Posted by: Chris Bertram on January 24, 2003 03:10 PM






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