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Mon May 7, 2012, 06:50 AM

8 Paranoid Sex Myths Spread by America's Anti-Sex Crusaders (Debunked by Science)

http://www.alternet.org/sex/155216/8_paranoid_sex_myths_spread_by_america%27s_anti-sex_crusaders_%28debunked_by_science%29/



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1. The Internet
Myth: The Internet is a hotbed of sexual predators, and children are at terrible risk.
Science: The overwhelming majority of the "unwanted sexual solicitation" on the Internet reported by young people is from their peers, and is generally benign. According to the state-of-the-artHarvard/Berkman Institute report, the main risk faced by minors on the Internet is bullying, not sexual predation.

2. Sex education
Myth: Talking about sex honestly and using the proper names for body parts inflames kids' curiosity; teaching them about sexual decision-making and safer sex encourages them to have sex.
Science: Young people taught comprehensive sexuality information that does not focus on promoting fear or religious messages tend to postpone their first intercourse, are more likely to use condoms the first time they have intercourse, and tend to have fewer sexual partners.

3. Strip clubs
Myth: Strip clubs destroy neighborhoods with crime and prostitution.
Science: No police department in the U.S. has documented an increase in police calls or violence in neighborhoods with strip clubs when measured against comparable neighborhoods without strip clubs.

4. Swingers' clubs
Myth: Swingers' clubs are a hotbed of STDs and drug use.
Science: Swingers do not have a higher rate of STDs than their non-swinging peers; in fact, people with open relationships use more safer-sex behaviors than people having clandestine affairs. Police departments that raid swingers' clubs (typically for minor zoning infractions) virtually never document illegal drug use.

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Reply 8 Paranoid Sex Myths Spread by America's Anti-Sex Crusaders (Debunked by Science) (Original post)
xchrom May 2012 OP
liberal N proud May 2012 #1
qb May 2012 #2
safeinOhio May 2012 #3
Odin2005 May 2012 #4
seabeyond May 2012 #5
Edweird May 2012 #6
Fawke Em May 2012 #7

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 06:54 AM

1. Religious websites contain more malware than porn sites

People who browse religious websites are more likely to have their computers infected with a virus than those who visit pornographic websites, according to Symantec’s annual “Internet Security Threat Report.” The firm found that websites with religious or ideological themes had triple the average number of threats than those featuring adult content. “It is interesting to note that websites hosting adult/pornographic content are not in the top five, but ranked tenth,” Symantec said.

http://www.bgr.com/2012/05/03/religion-porn-malware/

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 08:32 AM

2. Imagine what would happen if all of these prudes focused their energy on anti-violence.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 08:36 AM

3. Look for a decrease in

prostate cancer, correlated to the web.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 08:58 AM

4. Some DUers are going to go batsh*t over 3, 6, and 8.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #4)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:16 AM

5. never heard an argument about environment created from strip clubs. sexual violence due to porn

isnt argued, though the FBI numbers are fabricated and there is evidence of it, but again, not the argument because we do not have any true data. and i have never had a discussion of disease in the porn world.

anticipating the "batshit" duers that is gonna happen.









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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #4)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:20 AM

6. Indeed.

 

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:29 AM

7. No. 3 is patently incorrect.

While there may be no increase in crimes like burglary, larceny, robbery, etc., the crimes against women in and around strip clubs goes up enormously.

Please read this: http://vu.academia.edu/MeaganTyler/Papers/963968/Not_Just_Harmless_Fun_The_strip_club_industry_in_Victoria

Go to the section entitled: "Strip Clubs and Violence: The Harms to Women" and read that chapter. The whole article is interesting, but for the purposes of "myth-busting" the "myth-busting" of No. 3 in your posted article, the section I pointed to is sufficent.

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