You can’t stop kids from having sex we’re told all the time. But Tony the Tiger can!
While the U.S. government and the the United Nations have gone cuckoo for the condoms, it seems that there might be a very different answer to stopping kids from having sex.
I’ve always been told that breakfast was the most important meal of the day but that may be much more true than you thought. A little helping of Cocoa Puffs or breakfast of any sort keeps away teen pregnancy and all sorts of venereal diseases. Let’s put Cap’n Crunch in charge of the HHS instead of Sebelius.
Teens who skip breakfast as middle school students tend to have sex at an earlier age than those who start the day with a proper meal, a government-backed Japanese medical researcher said on Friday.
The link between breakfast and sex probably lies in the teens’ family life, said Kunio Kitamura, executive director of the Japan Family Planning Association, who conducted the survey.
The survey examined sexual experiences as well as family relationships and lifestyle habits of Japanese females and males aged 16 to 49. It was carried out in September and was based on about 1,500 people.
The average age of first-time sex for those who said they ate breakfast every day as a middle school student was 19.4, while for those who skipped breakfast, the average age was 17.5.
“The fact that people can’t eat breakfast may show something about their family environment,” said Kitamura. “Before blaming individuals for having sex at an early age, it may be necessary to look into the sort of homes they are from.”
If the United Nations saw this study, they’d probably start a program where each box of Sugar Smacks had a free condom inside.
I’m sure this study will be ignored and while this should lend credence to the belief that governments should be working to strengthen families, they’ll continue to fund programs to weaken them. So while kids scarfing Sugar Bombs down their gullet may not be the picture of health, it might be the healthiest thing they can do.