20 May 2008


A new study finds that the whole thing about "technical virginity" is, for the most part, a myth.

For those who don't know (and I don't mean "know" in the Biblical sense), technical virginity is the theory that teens with their burgeoning bodies and explosive sex drives will satisfy their appetites through oral sex or other alternative means aside from traditional intercourse. And so, supposedly, they remain virgins.

But, to quote a Reuters piece referencing the study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, "The researchers found about 55 percent of the teens said they had engaged in oral sex but that this practice was far more common among those who also had engaged in vaginal sex." Of course, even if teens were doing other stuff in place of "regular" secksheel relations, they'd be kidding themselves. Those other acts are every bit as intimate and sexual as what Roger Ebert calls the "rumpy pumpy."

So the moral of the story is... ummm, errrr, that teens have a lot more sex these days.

And that Ebert should never, ever use the word "rumpy" again.


Anonymous said...

i don't like that picture. it disturbs me.

Brad Barnes said...

It's from the cover of this book:

And it should make you uncomfortable.