Posted by Béatrice Fedor
I found this graphic on Facebook through The Ruth Institute and could immediately relate to these words. I was trapped in “the jungle” for years and thought I was too broken for marriage.
In 1989, the French comity of education for health (Comité français d’éducation pour la santé) came up with this slogan: “condoms protect from everything but love” and it has influenced my generation. As many disenchanted girls, I found out the hard way that casual sex is not love. Read more…
Does this really come as any surprise?
by Nicole King
The popular media depicts couples entering into sexual relationships very early on in the dating process, but is such behavior really typical? And how does it affect relationship quality? Attempting to answer such questions, researchers from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin discovered that among low- to middle-income subjects, the speed of entry into a sexual relationship was quite fast—many began having sex within a month of dating. But the researchers also discovered that this speed seems to be damaging to couples’ relationship satisfaction. Read more…
Liberation Fatigue & the New Sexual Renegades
by Terrell Clemmons
Dr. J. Budziszewski, now in his fourth decade of teaching, recently observed a noticeable difference between students today and those of a few decades past. “In the ’80s, if I suggested in class that there might be any problem with sexual liberation, they said that everything was fine—what was I talking about?” the professor wrote. “Now if I raise questions, many of them speak differently. They still live like libertines . . . but it’s getting old. They are beginning to sound like the children of third-generation Maoists.” Read more…
This was sent to me by Ginny. Her rather entertaining and spot-on reactions to this article are in red.
By Rebecca Marquis, PhD, YourTango.com, October 26, 2012
As women, we’ve been programmed (programmed? By who?) to think if we sleep with a guy on the first date, the relationship will never become serious. But some of us know couples who went home together the first night and ended up married. So what gives? Read more…
by Katie Hinderer
Some days it is all too easy to see everything that is apparently going wrong in the world, wars, political problems, untimely deaths, etc… But there are also things that can give hope; a ray of light that proves goodness, truth and beauty is still out there and operating in our every day. Read more…
by Alana S. Newman
September 25, 2012
Young women now have to defend themselves not only from stereotypical sexual predators, but also from older women and gay men who seek their eggs.
Value depends on scarcity. In the world of human reproduction, the most valuable entity is the fertile female—specifically, her eggs and her womb.
The fierce politics surrounding female fecundity and women’s reproductive rights rests not only on a woman’s ability to create new life, but also on the incredible amount of commitment and risk involved when her eggs and her womb are accessed for procreation. Since women are fertile for a shorter period than men, since gestation takes forty long weeks, and since labor and delivery pose life-threatening risks, young women always will face disproportionately high demands for access to their bodies. But those demands are rising in unexpected ways, and from unexpected people.
Historically, it was understood that sex created babies. Cultural scripts thus emerged that valued and preferred certain types of sex and male-female relations. The profession of prostitution has always been highly stigmatized for this reason. As we’ve learned the hard way, when female prostitutes engage with their clients, fatherless children can be born, and grow up distinctly disadvantaged.
By far, men have always been the main buyers of sexual access to fertile females. Women virtually never pay for sexual access to either gender. Women and girls make up the overwhelming majority of prostitutes and escorts, and men overwhelmingly make up the clientele. This is true for every human culture, in every period in history. And it has everything to do with reproduction and the scarcity of the fertile female.