Key Quotes - Sex

Key Quotes - Sex

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Last update: Wednesday 16th October
 
A new survey released in September showed that more than a quarter of self described “active Christian women” have experienced sexually inappropriate behaviour, and a quarter of those place the incident inside church settings.
The survey by NationalChristianPoll.com asked nearly 800 women about such inappropriate behaviour as sexual advances, touching or sexual contact, suggestive jokes, glances with sexual overtones and demeaning comments.
SexEvangelicals Now & Religion Today – October 2008
 
The Government in February introduced a review of sex education in schools – and has said that it is considering providing sex education to children at younger ages and scrapping parents’ rights to withdraw their children from sex education lessons. A panel made up of representatives of organisations, including the Family Planning Association and the Terrence Higgins Trust, will examine the messages to be taught and at what ages they should be taught. They will make recommendations to the Government later this year without the public being consulted. A survey of 2,000 teachers by the Times Educational Supplement found that two-thirds of primary teachers thought parents should lose their right to withdraw children from sex education classes.
SexEvangelicals Now - July 2008
 
What seemed like a relatively low-profile consultation gained a significant public profile when Christian lobby groups presented a proposal to the Scottish Law Commissions (SLC) 2007 Report on Rape and Sexual Offences. The SLC’s most controversial recommendation centred on the protection of vulnerable individuals, specifically children. The Commission suggests that younger children (13-16 year olds) have the capacity to consent to sexual activity and recommends that, while “the law should not be seen as ignoring or condoning sexual conduct between young people”, getting the criminal court and law involved is “not the appropriate response”. Whiel referring a child to a special children’s hearing may perhaps help promote the welfare of the child, the lack of a legal dimension surely sends a clear mssage that the law is no longer intersted in the principle that vulnerable persons are protected. While a young person may be physically mature enough to engage in sexual activity, this may not be matched by emotional capability. A child is more vulnerable to exploitation because of their age and therefore lacks the capacity eithe to give or withhold consent. Arguably if the proposals went through, children aged 13 – 16 would be encouraged to engage in sexual experimentation.
SexIdea May/June 2008
 
Plans to lower the age of consent in Northern Ireland are opposed by 73% of the population, a new poll shows. The survery was conducted by polling company ComRes on behalf of The Christian Insitute. The Northern Ireland Office is proposing to lower the age of conset from 17 to 16 in the province. Last month, assembly members approved a committee report which recommended keeping the law unchanged.The rate of STIs among under-16s is 2.5 times higher in England and Wales, where the age of consent is 16, compared to Northern Ireland.
SexEvangelical Times May 2008
 
Young girls are being lured into prostitution by teenage boys who charm them, offer them gifts and gain their trust, the Home Officer said today. The Home Office is funding a video produced with the UK Internal Trafficking Group which will got to schools and youth groups to warn young people of risk of so-called “internal trafficking”. It is also working with other agencies to find out the scale of the problem.
SexThe Sentinel - December 5th 2007
 
Four in ten women would rather go shopping than have sex, researchers say.
And half of those who have been married for 20 years or more would happily get by without any at all.
The statistics may sound like an insult to their husbands. But there is some good news for men – 72 per cent of wives still fancy their partners, giving them seven out of ten or higher on the scale of sexual attractiveness.
Nor does the figure diminish with age. More than half of those who have been married for 20 years agree.
SexDAILY MAIL - November 2007
 
By the end of 2004, there were more than 420 million pages of porn on the web. Estimates are that internet users spend on average of 14.6 minutes per day viewing adult content online. According to comScore Networks – a company that measures internet use – 71.9 million people visited adult websites in August 2005, viewing more than 15 billion pages between them.

SexSalvationist – 12th August 2006
 
A survey into the behaviour of young Brits has revealed that people are putting their sexual health at risk when celebrating stag and hen dos. The survey of 1000 16-30 year olds also reveals that while nearly 800,000 sexually transmitted infections were diagnosed in 2005, ¼ of young adults admitted that the main reason why they didn’t use a condom on a one night stand was because they were too drunk.

SexHens Behaving Badly – 13th July 2006
 
More than four-fifths of parents of school age children (83%) think schools should teach young people about the emotional aspects of sex and relationships, as well as the biological facts.

SexThe Sentinel – 23rd May 2006
 
Sex scenes on British television have increased 300% in the last five years.

SexITC and BBC / Media Watch UK
 
Girls as young as 13 are receiving contraceptive injections on the NHS which make them infertile for up to three years. New figures released under the Freedom of Information Act showed in a sample of five primary care trusts, seven 13 year old girls have received either an implant or an injection without their parents’ knowledge. The figures also show children as young as 12 have been given the morning after pill. In the same five trusts, one 12 year old girl and 40 13 year old girls have been given the emergency contraception after unprotected sex in the past year.

SexThe Universe – 15th January 2006
 
In Bangladesh, 20,000 girls a year are trafficked to Indian and Middle Eastern cities. That’s one million girls under the age of 25 in the last 30 years. It is estimated that between 60,000 and 80,000 men buy sex each day in Calcutta alone.

SexThe Church of England Newspaper – 2nd September 2005
 
A Brooke survey has shown that one third of 16 to 18 year olds having sex bother to use a condom.
SexChristian Herald – 4th June 2005
 
57% of 9-19 year olds have come into contact with online pornography.
Five million images of child abuse are in circulation on the internet featuring 400,000 children.
Commercial pornographic sites on the internet have increased by 1,800% in the last five years. Over 260 million pages are classified as pornography.
Every day 4,000 children call ChildLine.
SexCrown and Commonwealth – Spring 2005
 
Statistics related to the $10 billion annual industry of pornography, to 25 million Americans visiting cyber sex web sites between one and 10 hours each week.
SexCharisma – May 2005
 
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