Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday's 7 Quick Takes

Friday's 7 Quick Takes hosted by Conversion Diary

1. If we still had a Catholic hospital in Lowell, they would be teaching Fertility Awareness Methods, that detect ovulation instead of this. Yes, they're offering yoga.

Lowell General (@LGHWELL) tweeted at 6:40 PM on Wed, Jan 30, 2013: Fertility yoga is for women and partners who are trying to conceive. It helps relieve stress & helps to prepare one for conception.... (

2.This case should be taught in all 4th-8thgrade classes in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. News (@BostonDotCom) tweeted at 5:51 PM on Wed, Jan 30, 2013: Massachusetts Appeals Court tells 12-year-old boy: Get a job to pay for ‘tagging’ neighbors’ homes (

3.Chasity Matters. Please choose wisely. 'First Time' May Predict Lifelong Sexual Satisfaction Waiting for marriage, would make sense if someone places some logic behind it. Glad today there is some supporting evidence.

They found that positive first-time experiences were predictive of physical and emotional satisfaction. Specifically, those who felt loved and respected by their partner found later encounters more emotionally satisfying.
A series of analyses revealed those who were most emotionally and physically satisfied the first time found their sex lives the most fulfilling. Those who reported higher levels of anxiety and negativity with the first time reported lower overall sexual functioning.

4.Moral Relativism is bad science. 'Moral Realism' May Lead to Better Moral Behavior

In two experiments, one conducted in-person and the other online, participants were primed to consider a belief in either moral realism (the notion that morals are like facts) or moral antirealism (the belief that morals reflect people's preferences) during a solicitation for a charitable donation. In both experiments, those primed with moral realism pledged to give more money to the charity than those primed with antirealism or those not primed at all.

5.Death is a major deterrent when it came to sexual behavior. Did Penicillin, Rather Than The Pill, Usher In Age Of Love?

Penicillin can wipe out syphilis with just one shot. As the antibiotic came into wide use in the 1950s, the number of syphilis cases and syphilis deaths plummeted. And that's when teen pregnancies and illegitimate births began to rise — long before the invention of the birth control pill.
This happened with AIDS/HIV, but the rates went back up when the medicines extended the lives of its victims.

6. The Sandwich Generation Rising Financial Burdens for Middle-Aged Americans It is as if, adult children will/can't ever be financially independent.

7. Yes, I wish I could go hide in a cave.


  1. #2: Word!

    #7: Totally with you on that...

  2. I think there might be a lot to #5.

    Regards  —  Cliff

  3. We have no fear of the consequences of sex anymore. The consequences are there, we just always expect medicine to address the problem.

    I'm surprise Valtrex isn't sold in a vending machine.