The Sexual Habits of Teens, Gays

4.5.2007

By leboheme

Researchers have just released the findings of the first-ever long-term study of the sexual habits of high schoolers. Over 18 months, the researchers interviewed with about 90% of the students at a mostly-white suburban HS which shall remain anonymous (they called it "Jefferson High School").

In keeping with the narrative conventions of teen cinema, the researchers expected a few males and females (studs, sluts) to have many different sexual partners. Instead, they found one big daisy-chain of sexual relations, with a few outliers. The graphic of who was bonking who looks a little like a virus, underscoring the point that this kind of research can be used in fighting STDs.

It's fascinating reading, but would have been more interesting had the researchers a) discovered any same-sex hookups, b) come to a, er firm conclusion on whether oral counts. You know it does!

Related: Boston University's Daily Free Press reports on a college stats course with a gay bent. The Professor told the newspaper:

"There was one guy who started the class as SQJD [what he called
straight, questioning himself for Johnny Depp], and by the end of the
class, he had come out as bisexual,"

Tags: Truman Says
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