Sex in America

No Thanks, I'll Pass
Dr. Theresa Crenshaw, past president of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and a member of the Presidential Commission on HIV, once addressed a conference of 800 sexologists. She asked how many of them would trust a condom to protect them against disease if they could have sex with the partner of their dreams--and if they knew their dream partner was HIV-positive. Only one of the 800 sexologists was willing to take the risk.

Dr. Theresa Crenshaw, remarks at the National Conference on HIV, Washington D.C., (Nov. 15-18, 1991)

Sex, Lies and HIV

"Sex, Lies and HIV," The New England Journal of Medicine, (March 15, 1990) -- the results of a study of 665 southern California college students

"Facts on Reproductive Rights," from the National Organization for Women

"Early college-age women show the highest percentage of contraceptive failure during the first 12 months of use (25.9%). Later college-age women rank second, not far behind (18.0%)."

Jones and Forrest, Family Planning Perspectives, (Jan/Feb 1992), p. 16

Dear Abby
Abby once polled her female readers on this question: "Would you rather have intercourse with the man you love, or sit on a couch and have a meaningful conversation with him?" Over 80% of her respondents said they would prefer the meaningful conversation.

Medical Institute for Sexual Health statistics: