Wednesday, February 02, 2005

 

The structure of high school sex i didn't get.

Have you been thinking alot lately about the sex patterns of high school students? I know I have...wow does that sound bad...but luckily via geekpress this article is about that very subject.

"The results showed that, unlike many adult networks, there was no core group of very sexually active people at the high school. There were not many students who had many partners and who provided links to the rest of the community.
Instead, the romantic and sexual network at the school created long chains of connections that spread out through the community, with few places where students directly shared the same partners with each other. But they were indirectly linked, partner to partner to partner. One component of the network linked 288 students – more than half of those who were romantically active at the school – in one long chain. "

Okay...so apparently when we become adults some of you start hogging all of the sex for yourselves so the rest of us can't have any...of course I didn't have any in high school either so I guess I can't blame it all on adulthood. My question though, even though the move into adulthood didn't change my sex life one bit (or lack thereof), is why does the structure of the sexual social network change upon entering adulthood? Of course this high school could be an anomaly, but if it isn't, why would clustering start to take place in adulthood? I have a few theories, but they are all too depressing for me to think about right now so I'm just going to go feel old and leacherous...just another Wed Night.

Comments:
"why does the structure of the sexual social network change upon entering adulthood? Of course this high school could be an anomaly, but if it isn't, why would clustering start to take place in adulthood?"

We've known about this for years. It has to do with developmental stages. When people move into adulthood they began to form more significant emotional attachments, which changes the way that sexual attachments are formed. It becomes easier to enter emotional/sexual relationships, and harder to leave them behind. If you want to know more, we can talk about it in person.

Matt
 
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