Monday, October 04, 2010

Al Qaeda and the Orgasm Gap

File this under Department of Say What?

A special 130-page issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine will be devoted to the results of a large survey by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University. It promises juicy details to effect that men have more orgasms than women, and some people wear condoms while others don't. Biggest thing of its kind since 1994, and no doubt very interesting if this is the sort of thing that interests you.

What interests us is this unfortunate encomium:

Dr. Dennis Fortenberry, a pediatrics professor who was lead author of the study's section about teen sex, said the overall findings of such a huge survey should provide reassurance to Americans who are curious about how their sex lives compare with others.

"Unless, like al-Qaida, you feel there's something abnormal about the American people, what these data say is, 'This is normal – everything in there is normal.'"

Huh? Did he really say that? "Unless you're a bloodthirsty anti-American Jihadi, you'll like this survey." Or, to put it more simply, "Wear a condom, or the terrorists win."

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