Some scary stats on college students and sex

<p>According to national stats cited by an FSU professor:</p>

<p>"About a third of sexually active college students report having multiple sex partners during the preceding 11 weeks and of those students, 75 percent report erratic or no condom use and failure to disclose to their current sex partner their risky sexual behavior. Even among students who say that they are "in an exclusive relationship," nearly 40 percent report sexual relations with someone other than their partner.</p>

<p>Physical aggression in college romantic relationships is prevalent as well, with approximately a third reporting acts such as slapping and shoving, initiated by both men and women."<a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Only one third of college age kids having sex with multiple partners over 11 freaking weeks is kinda low estimate I think. Hell when you are dating, and sometimes having sex, 11 weeks seems like a long relationship.</p>

<p>^Guess that says it all. ( I would agree, I "work" in GYN office.}</p>

<p>Perhaps that 1/3 of students having multiple sex partners and the 1/3 who have physical aggression are highly correlated? </p>

<p>Perhaps our young adults are rather troubled?</p>

Perhaps our young adults are rather troubled?


<p>Perhaps our young adults drink too much? Multiple partners, erratic condom use, and aggression all sound like the sorts of things that happen when people have had a few too many beers.</p>

<p>Any generation that fails to shock its parents is a failure of a generation.</p>

<p>At Penn state orientation students were told that 75% of student body has an STD. Son came out of that meeting in shock. Busy health center I guess.</p>

<p>I don't know what the numbers were back in the 70's, but they may have been very similar. However, the scary thing is that now the students are facing possibility of contracting fatal disease such as AIDS and incurable diseases such as herpes. Back in the "dark ages" the absolute worst thing that happened to people was an unwanted pregnancy or an STD that was treated with antibiotics.</p>

<p>Back in the dark ages when we were in college, people contracted herpes, too.</p>

<p>Depending on how old parents are here, AIDS may have existed when some parents were in college, too -- whether or not the college students then realized AIDs existed.</p>

<p>The first person whom I knew who was showing symptoms of AIDS was back in 1982.This was before AIDS was named -- when people noticed gays were dying from some disease that caused them to waste away. I think it was cause HTLV 2.</p>

<p>He was about age 28 and apparently contracted it due to promiscuous behavior after college. He was gay, but the same could have happened to someone who was hetero.</p>

<p>nsm, you're right, I forgot herpes was around then too. AIDs I didn't hear about until after college years--but I graduated in 78. When was HPV identified?</p>

<p>Well, yeah, HIV might have been around. The point of mentioning it in this context is we didn't know about it then, so we didn't know of the need to avoid it. This is a vital piece of information that students need to take into account now, which we didn't then because it was information we didn't have.</p>

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<p>Perhaps this commonly held belief among baby boomer parents is why so many young adults may be troubled. Baby boomers = the stupid generation.</p>

Baby boomers = the stupid generation.


<p>LOL! Can't argue with you on that one.</p>

<p>Aren't you a baby boomer too, HH? ;)</p>

<p>(1) It is not 1/3 of kids with more than one sex partner per (essentially) quarter, it's 1/3 of the "sexually active" kids. I'm not sure what that means, at the edges, but I know it cuts down the percentage some.</p>

<p>(2) And more than one sex partner per quarter doesn't mean kids are wildly sleeping around (although I'm sure some are). It could mean that a kid broke up with her boyfriend at the beginning of the term and had a new boyfriend at the end of it. Personally, I was hardly Casanova or anything, but I might have had more than one sex partner in about third of my college semesters (and none in at least one of them). I bet that I'm not the only parent here for whom that's true, and who doesn't think of himself as having been especially sleazy as a youth. A college full of me would be a college full of nice boys, and these stats would still hold. </p>

<p>(3) My point being that these statistics don't sound like anything new or shocking in the world.</p>

<p>(4) I'm just speculating, but my guess would be that there isn't a high correlation between the high-activity kids and the physical-violence kids. In my vicarious experience, that kind of behavior emerges in long-term relationships, not short-term ones.</p>

<p>Doesn't anyone ever ask whether the sex is better now than it was then? ;)</p>

<p>I haven't asked the question out loud but I have wondered about the effect of widespread viewing of net porn.</p>



<p>There's zero doubt in my mind that it decreases sex.</p>

<p>I don't view that as a good thing, but I'm very confident that it isn't the cause of promiscuous or irresponsible sex. I was in college during the years when the Web was exploding, and it decreases guys' motivation to get out there and do the hard work of finding a girlfriend (or even a hookup). The guys who look at the most porn are not the ones getting laid constantly.</p>

<p>Yeah, we baby boomers are the crummiest generation. I think maybe we were raised to have low self-esteem, thus we've been unable to parent our kids strictly. (How's that for blaming others?)</p>

<p>I'm a complete prude, which is why two partners over 11 weeks seems rather tacky to me. The stat about cheating in an exclusive relationship scares me; so many young women are on the Pill and don't feel the need to use condoms once a partner is tested. </p>

<p>Years from now, there will be a generation of women with fertility destroyed by STDs.</p>