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  • Up Front: That's Inappropriate!,

    Ahh... my first year was 1992, so I didn't know the origional context of the term. Ta for that. Thanks for explaining it properly.

    And I just wasn't making assumptions.

    Greymouth • Since May 2009 • 249 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: That's Inappropriate!,

    "So first year women more commonly have sex with lots of members of the opposite sex than first year men?"

    Not first year women, usually in my uni social group it was older women that did the tour de first year. I'm trying to think of a guy that did it but I can't think of one. BTW "tour de first year" is specific to KAOS in the way I'm using it.

    Greymouth • Since May 2009 • 249 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: That's Inappropriate!,

    Jackie - I was asked to say how I define promiscuity, so I did. Okay?

    Megan Wegan: I don't know if I can actually explain to you why I think promiscuity is negative. It's not like I was a virgin when I married, but I have never been keen on loveless sex. I just don't see sex as a purely recreational activity.

    I think the people here are just very different in how they view the world that even if I explained myself I still wouldn't communicate what I had to say very well. I think promiscuity hurts people, but I doubt others here share that view.

    Perhaps if I say I think sex is best in a loving, lifelong committed relationship based on trust.

    Greymouth • Since May 2009 • 249 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: That's Inappropriate!,

    Promiscuity is IMO a series of short term, uncommitted sexual relationships that don't involve emotional intimacy. Examples would be one night stands or the tour de first year (that when people - usually women - have sex with plenty of young 18 year old first years - usually men - at university).

    Will you ever proscribe clothing choices on your own kids? ie - "there's no way you are leaving this house like that!" a la Brian Edwards.

    Greymouth • Since May 2009 • 249 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: That's Inappropriate!,

    Romeo and Juliet... because THAT worked out so great ;)

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  • Up Front: That's Inappropriate!,

    @giovanni - yeah you're right. Most Catholics are using contraception. The thing I love about NFP (sorry for not saying what that was btw) is no side effects from the Pill.

    Greymouth • Since May 2009 • 249 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: That's Inappropriate!,

    I just think asking school girls in uniform to have skirts that cover their upper thighs is reasonable.

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  • Up Front: That's Inappropriate!,

    "Tess, I don’t know if you actually remember being a teenager, but from what I remember, cladding young women in long pinafores and woolen tights (my actual school uniform) wasn’t enough to stop the raging hormones."

    Sure. And I do remember. I actually miss my woolen tights, they were so warm and comfy. And any new ones I buy are nasty and scratchy. I'm not saying we can stop raging hormones, just that we should try and reign them in a bit.

    Greymouth • Since May 2009 • 249 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: That's Inappropriate!,

    "Then when you do get married, they want you to have sex only for procreation."

    That is not true, and you know it. Catholics are perfectly allowed to plan their families as long as they use NFP, modern forms of which are highly reliable.

    Greymouth • Since May 2009 • 249 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: That's Inappropriate!,

    Ahh it's okay. I'm used to it. Any moment now we'll get onto the Catholic scandals.

    Although, assuming I'm wrong, what behavior do you all think is acceptable for teenagers? And yes, good point about 16 being the age for sexual consent. I mean are guys pro-teen promiscuity?

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