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Dave W.
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Posted - 04/02/2005 :  21:04:17  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Bill Maher again. In his show (and on Salon.com), he said this:
New Rule: Abstinence pledges make you horny. A new eight-year study just released reveals that American teenagers who take "virginity" pledges of the sort so favored by the Bush administration wind up with just as many STDs as the other kids.

But that's not all -- taking the pledges also makes a teenage girl six times more likely to perform oral sex, and a boy four times more likely to get anal. Which leads me to an important question: where were these pledges when I was in high school?
I've spent a little time trying to find other news about this report, have found nothing, and am somewhat suspicious, especially because Maher's comments came out on April 1. Can anyone else find anything?

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sweetmiracle
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USA
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Posted - 04/03/2005 :  12:30:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sweetmiracle a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

Bill Maher again. In his show (and on Salon.com), he said this:
New Rule: Abstinence pledges make you horny. A new eight-year study just released reveals that American teenagers who take "virginity" pledges of the sort so favored by the Bush administration wind up with just as many STDs as the other kids.

But that's not all -- taking the pledges also makes a teenage girl six times more likely to perform oral sex, and a boy four times more likely to get anal. Which leads me to an important question: where were these pledges when I was in high school?
I've spent a little time trying to find other news about this report, have found nothing, and am somewhat suspicious, especially because Maher's comments came out on April 1. Can anyone else find anything?



I've read the same thing many times, and not on April Fools.

It sounds logical to me. Teens will have sex. It's just sad that the girls get marginalized to only performing oral sex on boys...we don't hear of the boys reciprocating. That's selfish and anti-woman. Someone teach those boys some manners!!!

Remarkable claims require remarkable proof.

-Carl Sagan
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pfretzschner
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USA
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Posted - 04/03/2005 :  15:47:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send pfretzschner a Private Message
Solid!!! I just pledged me some abstinence!






Ladies? Hello? Hellooo...
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woolytoad
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Posted - 04/03/2005 :  19:24:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send woolytoad a Private Message
pfretzschner, you need to tell people that aren't on the internet. :)
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pfretzschner
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USA
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Posted - 04/03/2005 :  23:02:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send pfretzschner a Private Message
Yeah, I was wondering where all the ladies was.
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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 04/04/2005 :  04:01:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
I solemnly [sp?] pledge my total abstinence until end-of-college.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
Edited by - Siberia on 04/04/2005 04:03:17
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