(Alternate titles for this post: The Sexual Revolution is Over and Men Won, Why Feminism Went Astray, Don’t Be a Booty-Call))
Young women who have a lot of sexual partners when they start university may be more likely to suffer from depression, a new study warns.
Researchers looked at the links between casual sex and depression, sexual victimisation and sexually transmitted diseases.
They found that women who have casual flings are more likely to suffer from depression than people in ‘romantic’ relationships.
Female students who have a lot of sexual partners when they are at university could be more likely to suffer from depression, a new study found
They are also more likely to be victims of sex crimes and to suffer from sexually transmitted diseases.
‘Sex in the context of romantic relationships was not correlated with depression. There are several reasons why hooking up, but not romantic sex, may be associated with poor mental health among women.
‘These include unfavourable attitudes toward sex outside of committed relationships, risk of acquiring a negative reputation, failure for the hook-up to transition to a romantic relationship , sexually unsatisfying hook-ups, and peer pressure or verbal coercion from partners to go further sexually than they want.
‘Although some of these issues may also arise within romantic relationships, most do not apply or occur less commonly in romantic relationships compared to hook-ups.
‘Indeed, dating relationships are perceived to involve more trust, intimacy, and social support compared to hook-ups, and they still appear to provide a more socially acceptable context for women’s sexual behaviour compared to hook-ups.
‘Although we found no correlation between depression and romantic sex, prior research has found that being in a romantic relationship is negatively correlated with depression and poor mental health – i.e. romantic relationships are actually protective – among young adults, especially women.’
Young women are literally getting screwed because of feminism. Virginity is treated like flaw rather than something of value. Girls are being told that they are empowered by having lots of sex with lots of guys.
Unfortunately, things ain’t working out like they were promised.
Somewhere along the line feminists decided that any kind of restraint on female sexuality was an oppressive tool of The Patriarchy®. So they threw the baby out with the bathwater.
I’m not one of those people who thinks that a woman should lose her virginity on her wedding night and then never have sex with any other man for the rest of her life. I think female genital mutilation (FGM) is barbaric. I do not believe that men have any proprietary rights over women’s bodies. No means no.
I am not a prude. There is a happy medium between the Madonna and the whore. The “hook-up” culture ain’t it.
We need to encourage our young women to say “No” more often. They need to understand that saying no is more empowering than saying yes. There is nothing empowering about allowing yourself to me used. The real power comes from being able to say “This is mine and you can’t have it.”
We need to teach girls that Lena Dunham is not a good role model. We need to tell them that “Boys who won’t like you if you don’t have sex with them really don’t like you anyway.”