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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:29 AM
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Waiting Too Long to Have Sex Linked to Sexual Dysfunction Later in Life, Study Says
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,314104,00.html



Having sex at early age has long been linked to a laundry list of health problems from an increased risk of sexual disease to an increased risk of cancer.

But now, Columbia University and New York state researchers say waiting too long to have sex may carry its own risks, according to an ABCnews.com report.

People who lose their virginity between the ages of 21 to 23 are more likely to suffer sexual dysfunction problems later in life, according to a study from Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute's HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies.

Click here for the ABCnews.com story

The study, which is will appear in the January 2008 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, found that men who lose their virginity in their 20's seemed more likely to have problems becoming sexually aroused and reaching orgasm.

But the researchers pointed out that men who started having sex early were also at an increased risk for sexual dysfunction and said further research is needed to determine if a causal interpretation can be made.


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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:30 AM
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1. So, are you gloating.....or worried?
:)
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:31 AM
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2. Well, here's the thing...
worried

:evilfrown:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:33 AM
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3. LOL!!! Well, it's too late now!!! nt
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:35 AM
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4. So much the better.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:40 AM
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5. That's how I feel too.
Besides, it would just upset the wall critters.
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:50 AM
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6. From the US Secretary of Duh!
:)
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Kixel Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 04:20 AM
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7. I can see this as true...
I went on one date with a guy who'd waited-the fact that I knew how old he was when he lost his virginity on the first date was probably a sign that he was weird about sex. Dude was odd.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:43 PM
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21. thats what i think too, having sex too early or too late shows some amount of sexual dysfucntion
given cultural norms.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:32 AM
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8. Hmm... I was a bit late getting started.
Does that explain my bizarre, indescribable and unexplainable fetishes?

I'd describe them but they're, y'know, indescribable and unexplainable.
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:48 AM
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9. I just have visions of little turkey pop-up timers installed at birth to
help remove any risk of starting too early or too late.

Mandate it and make a few billion. :silly:
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:43 PM
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10. Maybe their sexual dysfunction is why some of them waited
If they were less likely to become sexually aroused, for either physical or emotional/social reasons, they were probably less likely to have sex than their friends were in their teens. Guys that easily got aroused and were confident with their bodies were probably more likely to have sex. I think that they got the cause and affect wrong. Probably men who get easily aroused, are confident about their bodies, and confident about their decision to delay sex, aren't likely to have problems if they choose to wait. Some of such men who intended to wait, though, probably didn't because they got too aroused in an oppurtune circumstance.
If the study thinks that 21-23 is too long (I wonder what they would think about someone waiting until their late twenties or even thirties) and think that there are dangers for having sex too soon, I wonder what they think is the perfect age.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:50 PM
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13. Probably around 8 - completed with arranged marriage.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:40 PM
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20. cultures with arranged marriages typically did not allow sex before sexual maturity nt.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:45 PM
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11. We're all screwed no matter what.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:49 PM
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12. Splendid! Your place or mine?
:evilgrin:
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:50 PM
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14. Or not screwed, as the case may be eom
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:03 PM
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15. No dysfunction here at all.
:evilgrin: :hi: Not that you asked, but 17 was a good age. ;)
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:10 PM
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16. Me too!
:toast:

:hi:
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:25 PM
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17. What would we do without studies...
"But the researchers pointed out that men who started having sex early were also at an increased risk for sexual dysfunction and said further research is needed to determine if a causal interpretation can be made."

What kind of an ass9 conclusion is that??/// Waiting too long can lead to sexual dysfunction, but starting too can result in an increased risk of sexual dysfunction? Seriously, WTF?

I demand to know if my tax dollars are paying for this horseshit research, and how I can get into the next study. :evilgrin:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:39 PM
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19. if 2 correlational studies prove differnt thing, they have to investigate moderating variables
before causation can even be implied.

the scientific unlike the religious/pop psychology process is very rigorous.
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:46 PM
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23. Assuming, of course, that that is even possible
Sometimes, common sense can reach same conclusions with a lot less $$$ wasted.

But research (and grants) continue on! :hi:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:16 PM
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28. common sense lacks scientific rigor and is frequently wrong.
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 05:21 PM by lionesspriyanka
for instance 'common sense' might think a naked pregnant woman on a magazine cover would make a bad mother, but common sense would be wrong.

common sense is frequently another name for cultural prejudices.


at one time the common sense of america believed that women were too hysterical to vote or be politicians. had they conducted a scientific study they might have realized they were talking through their ass.
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 12:11 AM
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29. Well...
for instance 'common sense' might think a naked pregnant woman on a magazine cover would make a bad mother, but common sense would be wrong.

And I suppose you have a rigorous scientific study to back up that claim, yes?

common sense is frequently another name for cultural prejudices.

Okay, now you're just making shit up.

at one time the common sense of america believed that women were too hysterical to vote or be politicians. had they conducted a scientific study they might have realized they were talking through their ass.

I don't think it means what you think it means. :shrug:


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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 11:46 AM
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30. yeah both einstein and i love making shit up
Edited on Sun Dec-09-07 11:46 AM by lionesspriyanka
Albert Einstein states: "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 03:26 PM
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31. lol then I KNOW we aren't talking about the same thing....
because teenagers in general have nothing that resembles common sense. :hi:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:38 PM
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18. i think waiting too long is a sexual dysfunction. nt
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:49 PM
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24. I will say it might have been a mistake on my part to have waited.
My first time was (older than 23), and the night before a suicide attempt. There's an amusing slant to the story too...
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 04:17 PM
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26. Yeah, but how long is "too long?"
:shrug: JMO, but I think it varies from person to person, and it's difficult to set a certain age that is "too late." (Of course I could just be saying that because according to this study, I should've been getting busy several years ago and it's too late now, but, y'know.) ;) :hi: Peace.
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DerekG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:30 PM
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22. Hell, my friend was a father at 19
I'll take the dysfunction.
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 04:01 PM
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25. Well, shit.
:evilfrown: I guess my future sex life is going to suck, because I'm already "over the hill." :eyes:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 04:46 PM
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27. Don't ya think the people (me) who loose it later in life already have a low sex drive?
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