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A Book I Won't Be Reading

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I read a very disturbing article written by LJ Anderson in my local paper recently, about a new book by Miriam Grossman, MD, a staff psychiatrist at UCLA, and author of "Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student."

The article painted a picture of universities permeated by open sexuality endorsed by administration, where young co-eds are suffering the consequences of hooking up by getting pregnant and sexually transmitted infections, as well as suffering from loneliness, anxiety, and heartache caused by their chaotic and empty relationships. All of this trauma is due to the vulnerability of women and a misconception that promiscuous behavior is a way to fit in, and a culture that dupes women with the fraudulent ideology that they are like men, and can appreciate sex without commitment.

The solution to this "sex without consequences" mentality is of course, waiting and finding a partner who has also waited, I assume until the average age of marriage in the United States, which is currently about 28 for women and over 30 for men.

As if that was not enough, the article also states that HIV is transmitted only by anal sex, shared needles, or having a sexual partner who does those things - clearing the way for teens and young adults to live in denial about their own risk for HIV.

I am sorry, but in this day and age, blaming our culture and women for the misery, and completely ignoring the role of sexuality education from schools, parents, and the community is just insulting!

Related Previous Posts: Relationships & Sex in the 21st Century, HIV & Teens, Teens & Sex, Abstinence only vs. Sexuality Education

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Dr. Brown is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent health.

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