Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Ass Backwards

Ass Backwards
Not that there’s anything wrong with it, as Jerry Seinfeld might say. But if your moral standard for judging sex acts is the risk of disease, anal is worse than oral. The spin that activists, scholars, and journalists have put on the survey—that abstinence-only sex education is driving teenagers to an epidemic of oral sex—doesn’t hold up. As the survey report notes, data “suggest that there was little or no change (accounting for sampling error) in the proportion of males 15-19 who had ever had heterosexual oral or anal sex between 1995 and 2002.” The more interesting numbers are in the next age bracket up—and the next orifice down.

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