Monday, March 07, 2011
[an unhappy camper?]
According to an op-ed article in today's New York Times, Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker, in their recent book, “Premarital Sex in America” have published research, which looks at sexual behavior among contemporary young adults and finds a significant correlation between sexual restraint and emotional well-being, between monogamy and happiness — and between promiscuity and depression.
This correlation is much stronger for women than for men. Female emotional well-being seems to be tightly bound to sexual stability — which may help explain why overall female happiness has actually drifted downward since the sexual revolution.
Among the young people Regnerus and Uecker studied, the happiest women were those with a current sexual partner and only one or two partners in their lifetime. Virgins were almost as happy, though not quite, and then a young woman’s likelihood of depression rose steadily as her number of partners climbed and the present stability of her sex life diminished.
In other words, by engaging in casual, promiscuous sex, men are selfishly hurting women and women are foolishly hurting themselves.
I don't mean to sound flippant, but "Duh".
Posted by jewish philosopher at 4:00 AM