This is Ridiculous!

Posted by: Thu, Feb 28, 2008
Posted in category Parenting

I found the following article on Fox News. After reading it, I really couldn’t figure out for the life of me how come we spend money on this so called, ‘research.’ I have spanked & probably will again someday. Does that mean my children will become risks takers when it comes to sex? This is just plain weird. It infuriates me to know end that someone spent money on this. I just don’t understand. Will I care what my children do as consenting adults in their own bedrooms, in their own house one day? No, personally, I don’t want to know. It’s their business.

Study: Spanking May Lead to Sexual Problems Later in Life

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Children who are spanked or given some form of physical punishment by their parents may be more likely to have sexual problems as adults, a new study finds.

An analysis of four studies by Murray Straus, co-director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire-Durham, found that children who suffer physical punishment in the form of spanking, hitting or slapping are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior as adults, it is reported by USA Today.

The study, presented Thursday to the American Psychological Association, suggests that spanked children also are more likely to be “physically or verbally coercing” to a sexual partner and engage in masochistic sex, including arousal by spanking, later in life.

Elizabeth Gershoff, an assistant professor of social work at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, who reviewed 80 years of spanking research in 2002 in the APA’s Psychological Bulletin, said Straus’ work appears to be the first to link spanking to sexual problems, USA Today reported.

Gershoff said that even though many children are spanked by their parents, future problems often depend on how the children process the experience and whether they ultimately equate love with physical pain.

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3 Responses to “This is Ridiculous!”

  1. anonymous says:

    Feb. 28, 2008

    not to many words for that. just WOW!!!! we all must have alot of out of control sex crazy kids out there!!!!! research something that can really help save lifes. maybe the researcher was never spanked and some sex problems.

  2. Chad & Stacey says:

    Feb. 29, 2008

    What a waste of money, a college in a state that is barely hanging on and they research THIS! They should have put the money into something useful like Cancer Research!

    Why do “the experts” say that arousal by spanking is a sexual problem? As long as it is two consenting adults it’s nobodies business to judge what is right and wrong in their bedroom.

    Thank you for posting, We can’t believe we missed this one.

  3. Amanda says:

    Feb. 29, 2008

    I think that what is really going on is that over the years sex has become less of a taboo. Back in the day sex was not talked about let alone having same sex marriages or people “exploring” thier sexuality. So of course, as people have become more open about things sexually people also are less “afraid” to talk about what is really going on in the bedroom, so the studies are more realistic and actually depict what people are doing now. How long ago did people “wait” till they got married to have sex? Well, why the hell do you think everyone got married at 15 years old? They were already pregnant, just didn’t want to talk about it. Come on lets’ get real, some of these studies are just so rediculous. I could see if you made a study of children who where physically abused, that turned into serial rapists that used a form of S&M, but come on spanking does not lead to sexual aggression, that study would have come out a long time ago. The problem is we aren’t allow as parents to discipline our kids and they have no boundries anymore.

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