The Puritan-Feminist program to eliminate teenage sexuality is yielding results; teenagers are having less sex than ever before. That doesn’t stop Blue Knights, such the ones you can find on MPC, /pol/, or any other alt-right forum, from whining incessantly and ever more loudly about “the culture, which sexualizes teenagers so, so much, abloo abloo abloo.” If news articles such as this don’t make you want to nuke the US off the map, I don’t know what will.
The number of high-school-age teens who are having sex dropped markedly over a decade, a trend that includes substantial declines among younger students, African Americans and Hispanics, according to a new government report released Thursday.
The survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed especially steep declines in the past two years. It adds to evidence about ongoing progress in reducing risky behavior by teenagers, who are becoming pregnant, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and using marijuana at rates lower than younger people before them, according to public health surveys.
“Early initiation of sexual activity is associated with having more sexual partners, not using condoms, sexually transmitted infection and pregnancy during adolescence,” the report noted. It called the falling rate of sexual activity among 9th- and 10th-graders “especially encouraging.”
The researchers said they could not attribute the trend “directly to any specific intervention,” but experts have previously cited a number of factors, most importantly access in school and online to straightforward information about sex and contraception.
Laura Lindberg, principal research scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that studies reproductive rights and health, noted that the vast majority of the decline occurred between 2013 and 2015.
“So we need to see if this is a short-term blip or this is something that is going to continue,” Lindberg said. “The drops are very large in 2015, and that raises questions of survey value.”
The results differ from another national survey, conducted in teenagers’ homes, that showed little change in sexual activity. The National Youth Risk Behavior Surveys cited in Thursday’s report are conducted in schools.
Still, she said, the finding that ninth- and 10th-graders are delaying sexual initiation is a welcome development that most likely results from the end of federally funded school programs that taught abstinence until marriage. In 2010, she said, the Obama administration replaced that curriculum with “medically accurate” information about sex and contraception.
In July, the Trump administration cut funding by more than $200 million for groups across the United States that work to prevent teenage pregnancy.
“The big takeaway for me here is that even with the observed delay in sex, by the time they graduate high school, it’s still the case that more than half of students have had sex,” Lindberg said. “So we need to do what we can to encourage delay and support healthy choices” when teens begin having sex, she said.
One of the study’s authors, Kathleen A. Ethier, director of the CDC’s division of adolescent and school health, said in a statement that “we do know that sexual risk, substance use and other behaviors have common risk and protective factors, and that youth development approaches, parental monitoring and connectedness are protective across these behaviors and experiences.”
She said more research is needed to understand which factors have contributed to the decline in teen sex and pregnancy.
Overall in 2015, 41.2 percent of high school students reported having had sexual intercourse, down from 46.8 percent two years earlier, the same rate found in 2005, according to the CDC’s National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
More strikingly, 48.5 percent of black students in the survey in 2015 said they’d had sex, a steep drop from 60.6 percent two years earlier and 67.6 percent in 2005. Over the same two years, sexual activity among Hispanic high-schoolers fell from 49.2 percent to 42.5 percent. Among whites, there was a smaller decrease, from 43.7 percent to 39.9 percent.
Among ninth-grade boys, 27.3 percent said they’d had sex before, down from 32 percent in 2013 and 39.3 percent in 2005. For ninth-grade girls, 20.7 percent in the 2015 survey had begun having sex, a sharp decrease from 28.1 percent in 2013 and 29.3 percent in 2005.
The CDC report looked at data from 29 states that had conducted the survey and found some disparities among them. But only two — Wyoming and North Dakota — found no decline in high school sexual activity over the decade.
Other reports show that teenage pregnancy and smoking hit all-time lows in 2016, with just 11 percent of teens saying they had smoked a cigarette in the previous month. Alcohol and marijuana use has also declined in recent years, though not as sharply.
How do I emotionally cope with such outrageous trends? Let me tell you: I take a deep breath, count to 10, and then remember this. Look, I’m not a Muslim, and I don’t like the Islamic religion itself all that much. However, I am an objective sort of a person, and I can recognize goodness when I see it. And what goodness do I recognize in Islam? That it is essentially incompatible with such anti-youth-sex attitudes as exhibited by the article quoted above.
The reason Islam is incompatible with opposition to young sexuality is that Muhammad married Aisha when she was 6 and fucked her when she was 9. Every Muslim is commanded to aspire to be exactly like Muhammad in all possible ways. Of course, not all Muslims marry 6-year-olds and fuck them when they are 9-year-olds. Most Muslims do not (unfortunately, let me add) do such things. But there is no Islam without total veneration for Muhammad, and total veneration for Muhammad means that you cannot permit that which is forbidden, nor can you forbid that which is permitted. Since Muhammad fucked a 9-year-old, this is not categorically forbidden.
“My mother came to me while I was being swung on a swing between two branches and got me down. My nurse took over and wiped my face with some water and started leading me. When I was at the door she stopped so I could catch my breath. I was brought in while Muhammad was sitting on a bed in our house. My mother made me sit on his lap. The other men and women got up and left. The Prophet consummated his marriage with me in my house when I was nine years old.” – Aisha
It’s a good thing that there’s opposition to the hegemony of the Anglosphere.