Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Specialist subject: the Bleedin' Obvious

Here's another hilarious scientific study.

Dr. Bliss Kaneshiro of the School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii and Oregon State University professor Marie Harvey studied the relationship between body mass index and sexual behavior... The study, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, contradicted widely held stereotypes that overweight and obese women are not as sexually active as other women. If anything, the researchers concluded the opposite seems to be true. 92% of overweight women reported having a history of sexual intercourse with men (cf 87% of women of slimmer build).

"These results were unexpected and we don't really know why this is the case," Kaneshiro said in a statement. "This study indicates that all women deserve diligence in counseling on unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease prevention, regardless of body mass index."

No shit Sherlock. 'We don't know why this is the case?' Because people like to have sex, you moron. Women who aren't thin might get pregnant? What an amazing revelation.

There is a shallow cultural myth, from film and TV, that there is only one type of sexy woman. Most women in film are thin, in their twenties, and immaculate of skin and clothing. Other types of women may be maternal, comic, stern or repulsive, but not sexual. It is shocking to realise that scientists and doctors, those who design and provide health services to women, are blind to the real life experiences of the women they see all around them, and have come to see only the myth.
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