Thursday, September 22, 2005

Bottoms Up

After the release of a National Center for Health Statistic's survey last week, the American media went bonkers reporting the prevalence of oral sex among teenagers. Most of the media stuck with the tack that the shock relates to public health, but come on, we know it has more to do with the horrifying knowledge that Jane and Dick aren't playing video games behind their bedroom doors. Yet William Saletan of Slate digresses, arguing that if you want to find the really interesting statistics that should raise the eyebrows of public health officials and the media, then "you're looking at the wrong end of the digestive tract."