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2012-05-03 06:30:31 PM
This is very sad.
Poor little bastards.
 
2012-05-03 07:02:23 PM
This is bad news...for Chris Hansen.
 
2012-05-03 07:54:23 PM
Fark you I got mine

Damn babyboomers
 
2012-05-03 07:55:34 PM
Join the farkinf club
 
2012-05-03 07:56:35 PM
Not the ones in school.
 
2012-05-03 07:56:43 PM
If you spend any time on Reddit, you know why
 
2012-05-03 07:56:47 PM
My therapist said not to see you no more,
She said you're like a disease without any cure.
She said I'm so obsessed that I'm becoming a bore, oh no,
Ah, you think you're so prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
 
2012-05-03 07:57:08 PM
Yeah, but they have access to the Internet and unlimited porn, so it could be worse.
 
2012-05-03 07:58:26 PM
Wait, I was assured by the media that teenage kids were in their rainbow parties having sex with 57 year old men while sexing to their teachers.

Was I misinformed?
 
2012-05-03 07:58:27 PM
In all seriousness though, it's their loss. With all the contraceptives around today you're an idiot not to. Seriously, what losers
 
2012-05-03 07:58:39 PM
I blame the internet

Better news "hormonal contraceptive use is up among those who are sexually active, said US health authorities on Thursday." - I also blame/give credit to the internet.

Awesome news "Separate studies have shown that the US teen birth rate -- in 2010 it was 34 births per 1,000 females -- is in steep decline, down 44 percent from 1990 to its lowest level in seven decades." Again, I blame/give credit to the internet.

Yay internet!
 
2012-05-03 07:59:14 PM
I don't believe this for a second. We are in the midst of a second sexual revolution.

/not a part of this second sexual revolution
// :(
 
2012-05-03 07:59:55 PM
assets.nydailynews.com
 
2012-05-03 08:01:28 PM
Hell, I'm doing my part and I'm middle age.

/Slackers.
 
2012-05-03 08:02:54 PM

BunkoSquad: Yeah, but they have access to the Internet and unlimited porn, so it could be worse.


We have a winner. You can spend the weekend pussy hunting and come home cold cocked, or you can pretend you're the one getting schlobbed by the three sloppy chicks, then wash it down with whatever's in the XBOX.
 
2012-05-03 08:03:53 PM
From what I can tell in the avg teenager's choice in hair style and clothes, yeah, I can see their female peers not putting out.
 
2012-05-03 08:04:08 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: not a part of this second sexual revolution


Someone named "AverageAmericanGuy" isn't sexually revolting?

I find that hard to believe.
 
2012-05-03 08:06:39 PM
Sandusky was just doing his part! Wont someone think of the chil.....

/ No, rather not.
 
2012-05-03 08:15:42 PM

doczoidberg: This is very sad.
Poor little bastards.


This doesn't surprise me. My 19 year old daughter has actually got mad at me on several occasions, for assuming (but not judging) that she's sexually active. Believe it or not, she complains that she feels pressure to do bad shiat. Maybe I won't get parent of the year.

Before the "what dad doesn't know..." come out, let me tell you this- story checks out. And I see it with her friends as well. They just don't seem to go 'boy stupid' as early as they did in my day (lawn, onion, etc).

I have a few theories about this: a) kids are growing up slower, leaving home later, starting a career later, starting a family later... it only stands to reason that sex would follow the same curve.

B) There's more to do. Kids today have X-Box. when we were young, we just had a box. And when we got older, we just had... box. Where I grew up (small town Canadian prairies in the 70's/80's), drinking and farking were pretty much what there was to do.

It's probably worthwhile to note that this is not happening under the umbrella of expectation or religious pressure in any way. My kids are actually self-censoring. They have access to whatever content they want on the web (and they are heavy web users), but deliberately avoid the inappropriate. My youngest 14 year old daughter has actually told me while watching a movie (that was rated PG-13) was something that she didn't feel she should be watching. Huh. Ok. Didn't learn that from me.

I suppose it's a good thing. I'm an IT guy, and while I monitor what goes on in ways both big and small, they seem to inherently understand the boundaries and even take steps to protect their innocence.

People are living longer. Maturing slower just makes sense. When I was young, the idea of someone getting married at 13 or 14 seemed abhorrent, but that was the norm for the bulk of human civilization. No surprise that they might view people like me (43, married with child at 25) as that same sort of "early bloomer".

I don't have a problem with it. We always say 'youth is wasted on the young'. Well, now some not-so-young people get to be young a little longer. Maybe we'll finally get to stay young long enough to really appreciate it.
 
2012-05-03 08:21:30 PM
This is due to the bad economy. If one of your parents is home unemployed then you aint getting it on.

....unless your from West Virginia or Kentucky.
 
2012-05-03 08:23:24 PM
As I was told when I was 16, be safe, wear a condom and have as much sex with sixteen your old girls as you can, because this is the last time you can ever do it, legally.



For me, as much as possible meant twice, but the thought was still there.
 
2012-05-03 08:25:50 PM

meat0918: I blame the internet

Better news "hormonal contraceptive use is up among those who are sexually active, said US health authorities on Thursday." - I also blame/give credit to the internet.

Awesome news "Separate studies have shown that the US teen birth rate -- in 2010 it was 34 births per 1,000 females -- is in steep decline, down 44 percent from 1990 to its lowest level in seven decades." Again, I blame/give credit to the internet.

Yay internet!


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-03 08:30:02 PM

unyon: It's probably worthwhile to note that this is not happening under the umbrella of expectation or religious pressure in any way. My kids are actually self-censoring. They have access to whatever content they want on the web (and they are heavy web users), but deliberately avoid the inappropriate. My youngest 14 year old daughter has actually told me while watching a movie (that was rated PG-13) was something that she didn't feel she should be watching. Huh. Ok. Didn't learn that from me.

I suppose it's a good thing. I'm an IT guy, and while I monitor what goes on in ways both big and small, they seem to inherently understand the boundaries and even take steps to protect their innocence.

People are living longer. Maturing slower just makes sense. When I was young, the idea of someone getting married at 13 or 14 seemed abhorrent, but that was the norm for the bulk of human civilization. No surprise that they might view people like me (43, married with child at 25) as that same sort of "early bloomer".


It's not a surprise, and it's not kids getting older younger.

Kids are not fundamentally different now than they were 10, 100, 1,000, years ago, we just expect different things of them at different ages. 1,000 years ago? Sure, a 15 year old can run a farm - especially if pappy's (or "pater hath") been training you how to do it for the last 6 years. These days, running a farm is a bit more complex than it used to be, and we have artificial (but necessary) rules about "children" doing certain things.

Neither has brain development changed - that takes way longer than 10,000 years to have significant effects, I think.

I grew up in a fairly restrictive environment. Not nearly as bad as some others, but not messing with electricity for one day a week is restrictive. And that's just the beginning. My aunt's kids? Totally unfettered. She told me once that she drew the line at violent movies and TV - sex was OK, but no getting murdered on screen. Which makes a whole lot of sense. Anyway, her kids grew up about as well-adjusted as me and my brothers did.

Which is to say that (again, IMO) so long as you're not trying to shield them from things - and my parents may have been skittish in talking sex in front of us, but they'd sure have been happy to have a full-on discussion if one was needed - they'll end up figuring things out for themselves.

A lot of it is their friends, too. Which is a depressing crapshoot, but you setting an example (and it's what they see, not what you think they see) is no small part of it.
 
2012-05-03 08:37:13 PM
BS. I live next door to a High School and just a few weeks ago was out walking the the dog around 1:30 pm and there were two kids on a set of stairs next to the football field going at it for all of the world to see. I also see used condoms on the ground across the street in a school parking area all of the time.

/at least they're using rubbers
 
2012-05-03 08:43:35 PM
img1.fark.net because getting laid couldn't POSSIBLY be more difficult now than when I was in my teens.
 
2012-05-03 08:44:05 PM
It just goes to show, you can't go turning in your teacher when she gives you a special lesson, appreciate it guys and be thankful later.

/report also said more 18-19 year old mamacitas are virgins
 
2012-05-03 08:49:49 PM

Dr Dreidel: Kids are not fundamentally different now than they were 10, 100, 1,000, years ago, we just expect different things of them at different ages. 1,000 years ago? Sure, a 15 year old can run a farm - especially if pappy's (or "pater hath") been training you how to do it for the last 6 years. These days, running a farm is a bit more complex than it used to be, and we have artificial (but necessary) rules about "children" doing certain things.


yes they are, girls get their period much earlier than they did even 30 years ago...
 
2012-05-03 08:53:34 PM

Radioactive Ass: BS. I live next door to a High School and just a few weeks ago was out walking the the dog around 1:30 pm and there were two kids on a set of stairs next to the football field going at it for all of the world to see. I also see used condoms on the ground across the street in a school parking area all of the time.

/at least they're using rubbers


Just because you see "used" (i.e., unwrapped) condoms in a parking area doesn't mean they're using them.

From experience:
Me: *rrriip*
Me: Fark. Dammit.
Her: What's wrong? Hurry up....
Me: uhhh....um, yep...there it goes.
*schlorping/grunting sounds for 15-30 seconds*
Me: GGGGAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHmmmmmm
Her: that felt weird.
Me: huh...I dunno, felt pretty good to me. Wanna do it again?
Her: Sure.

...and so on.
 
2012-05-03 08:56:48 PM

proteus_b: Dr Dreidel: Kids are not fundamentally different now than they were 10, 100, 1,000, years ago, we just expect different things of them at different ages. 1,000 years ago? Sure, a 15 year old can run a farm - especially if pappy's (or "pater hath") been training you how to do it for the last 6 years. These days, running a farm is a bit more complex than it used to be, and we have artificial (but necessary) rules about "children" doing certain things.

yes they are, girls get their period much earlier than they did even 30 years ago...


Well, you've got me there. And puberty onset in general is happening sooner (all the damn hormones in milk, sez I). Which would seem to indicate the opposite - that the kiddies find ugly-bumping fun at ever-earlier ages, yet are refraining from doing so? Which makes me think that "fundamentally", we're not different. We just look different (and have to buy tampons earlier).

// I'm claiming technicality wins all around
// beer? beer.
 
2012-05-03 09:00:28 PM

theropod: [img1.fark.net image 54x11] because getting laid couldn't POSSIBLY be more difficult now than when I was in my teens.



THIS

I started High School in New York City in the fall of 1983 also known as the first year of the AIDS epidemic, mass hysteria about anything relating to sex
 
2012-05-03 09:04:36 PM

Dr Dreidel: Well, you've got me there. And puberty onset in general is happening sooner (all the damn hormones in milk, sez I). Which would seem to indicate the opposite - that the kiddies find ugly-bumping fun at ever-earlier ages, yet are refraining from doing so? Which makes me think that "fundamentally", we're not different. We just look different (and have to buy tampons earlier).


i don't think they're refraining. for one, a bunch of kids are probably too lazy to chase sex when they can jack off to whatever porn they like. two, access to birth control is more widespread---as is access to oral and other non-pregnancy inducing sex. finally, perhaps all the sex ed is indeed working, and kids are occaisionally taking precautions against pregnancy...
 
2012-05-03 09:07:58 PM

proteus_b: yes they are, girls get their period much earlier than they did even 30 years ago...


That is environmental, not genetic.
 
2012-05-03 09:11:37 PM

proteus_b: as is access to oral and other non-pregnancy inducing sex.



Did human physiology change in some subtle way over the last 20 years that I'm not aware of? It seems to me that female word holes are just as far away from my gentleman sausage as they were when I was in high school.
 
2012-05-03 09:14:27 PM

theropod: [img1.fark.net image 54x11] because getting laid couldn't POSSIBLY be more difficult now than when I was in my teens.


I wonder if it's more difficult or if today's teens just aren't as motivated to do it.

More teens today are skipping getting a driver's license than a decade ago, and there have been studies that link that trend to the ease of communication via Facebook, texting, and etc. It used to be that if you wanted to even have a private conversation with a girl you had to get out of the house, get her out of her house, and drive off somewhere where the two of you could be together without eavesdropping ears. It's only natural that teenage hormones + relative privacy led to sex. Now that every high schooler has their own cell phone and can text, sext, and have private communication without needing to physically be somewhere there's less of a chance of things escalating physically.

Access to sexually explicit material is also much easier now. We used to have to satisfy our urges to Sear's underwear ads or the Victoria's Secret catalogs, and while yes, there was plenty of porn on the internet in the 90s, most of it sucked compared to what's available today. Waiting for several minutes for each gif of a photoshopped worn out 35 year old 'porn star' with too much make up to load over dialup is a far cry from the instant access to high quality streaming video tailored to suit every taste and fetish that's now available anytime anywhere, even on your phone.

Today's teens are less mobile, more able to communicate without having to meet up in person, and more able to satisfy their sexual urges without actual physical contact. It seems natural that the rate of actual sex is going down.
 
2012-05-03 09:20:34 PM

proteus_b: Dr Dreidel: Well, you've got me there. And puberty onset in general is happening sooner (all the damn hormones in milk, sez I). Which would seem to indicate the opposite - that the kiddies find ugly-bumping fun at ever-earlier ages, yet are refraining from doing so? Which makes me think that "fundamentally", we're not different. We just look different (and have to buy tampons earlier).

i don't think they're refraining. for one, a bunch of kids are probably too lazy to chase sex when they can jack off to whatever porn they like

(this is called "refraining from sex", unless masturbation counts as "1-person sex"). two, access to birth control is more widespread---as is access to oral and other non-pregnancy inducing sex. finally, perhaps all the sex ed is indeed working, and kids are occaisionally taking precautions against pregnancy...

The last two points are irrelevant. The discussion is "vaginal sex" in TFA, not "pregnancy". I didn't bring up pregnancy either.
 
2012-05-03 09:26:17 PM
cannot imagine why....

mpoweredparent.com

i drive my son to his high-school one morning each week...
...um...
...i see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
i have to turn my head until my darkness goes


put down the controller boy!
 
2012-05-03 09:36:05 PM
i read that headline as:

More US teens postponing sex, study
 
2012-05-03 10:12:54 PM
crujonessociety.com
Grandpa: Are you gettin' any?
Richard: Dad!
Grandpa: You can tell me, Dwayne. Are you gettin' any?
Richard: Come on, please.
Grandpa: [Dwayne shakes his head] No? Jesus. You're what? Fifteen? My God, man!
Richard: Dad!
Grandpa: You should be gettin' that young stuff.
Richard: Dad!
Grandpa: That young stuff is the best stuff in the whole world.
Richard: Hey! Hey! Dad! That's enough! Stop it!
Grandpa: Will you kindly not interrupt me, Richard! See, right now you're jailbait, they're jailbait. It's perfect. I mean, you hit 18, man! You're talkin' about three to five.
 
2012-05-03 10:17:15 PM
This simply correlates with the growing crisis of childhood obesity, don't they say that about 30% of Americas youth are obese? Everyone knows the fat chicks don't get laid until they're old enough to go to bars and wait till closing time.
 
2012-05-03 10:40:44 PM
Good. Now they know what it was like in the "old days".

/little bastages
 
2012-05-03 11:00:57 PM
Maybe more of todays teens have parents who don't make a big deal out of forbidding it, in a society that doesn't stigmatise sex outside of marriage any more. That whole forbidden-fruit angle may no longer exist.

Everyone knows forbidden fruit is the best.
 
2012-05-03 11:12:09 PM
There's a lot more kids on anti-depressives and what not these days. Several of 'em put a damper on sex drive. Hormonal birth control can have that affect on women sometimes, too.
 
2012-05-04 12:03:02 AM
It may be hard but I'll see what I can do.

sulks over to a seat.
 
2012-05-04 12:13:35 AM
Is it because the little butterballs are too fat to find the bits?

Just roll her in flour and look for the damp spot.
 
2012-05-04 12:24:28 AM
Why? Are we running out of teachers?
 
2012-05-04 10:51:35 AM
This study obviously did not include Tennessee...I see pregnant girls at my daughter's high school all the time. And the best part is, Abstinence Only sex ed goes into effect next school year!
 
2012-05-04 12:24:53 PM
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