Is this meant to discourage people from drinking

September 6th, 2013 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

Bob McCoskrie blogs a Herald article:

Young adult drinkers dependent on the bottle are nearly 10 times more likely to have had 10 or more sexual partners within several years than people who don’t misuse , a new study shows.

If this news gets out, I’d say it will encourage many more young people to drink more, if it means they are ten times more likely to have with more partners!!

 

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22 Responses to “Is this meant to discourage people from drinking”

  1. Mobile Michael (460 comments) says:

    Binge boozing leads to less inhibition and risk taking. Never!

    I’m so glad academic researchers find novel topics to look into. Otherwise they would have to go find a real job.

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  2. Seán (397 comments) says:

    Seinfeld: How ugly people date…

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  3. RRM (10,001 comments) says:

    Beer: helping white guys dance/get laid since 1297.

    Maybe Bob McThou-shalt-not should try it?

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  4. Griff (8,159 comments) says:

    Bob McThou-shalt-not should not try it.
    The obvious result would be the acceptance for our resident homophobes of their earthly desires.
    Rampant homosexual rutting is the likely result of those with such strong repressed sexual feelings having inhibition removed by alcohol.

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  5. tvb (4,494 comments) says:

    Everybody knows you get laid more often after drinking. This works even for ugly people. As they say go early go ugly when trying to get sex at a bar.

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  6. Harriet (5,118 comments) says:

    “……Beer: helping white guys dance/get laid since 1297…..”

    Beer: helping white guys like RRM & Griff talk shit on public blogs since 2003.

    There.Fixed.

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  7. Andrei (2,668 comments) says:

    At a an age where he should be preparing his daughters for marriage and his sons for fatherhood Mr Farrar continues to obsess about sex like a pimply adolescent.

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  8. graham (2,346 comments) says:

    If this news gets out, I’d say it will encourage many more young people to drink more, if it means they are ten times more likely to have sex with more partners!!

    Good stuff. Because heavy/binge drinking and promiscuity are absolutely the sort of ideals we want to encourage in our young people.

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    /sarc

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  9. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    How much did we pay for this piece of social research to tell us what we already know?

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  10. RRM (10,001 comments) says:

    I hope they keep this quiet.

    If the young people ever discover alcohol and how much fun it is, goodness only knows what might happen.

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  11. Sb (63 comments) says:

    Bob McCoskrie is preparing press releases at the moment saying that the drinking age should be raised to 35 in order to prevent this problem!

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  12. All_on_Red (1,643 comments) says:

    Coming to you soon, “Slutwalk” sponsored by RTDs

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  13. Ashley Schaeffer (508 comments) says:

    “And they are nine times more likely to have committed violent offences.”

    And don’t forget the unwanted pregnancies and STD’s.

    Yes, alcohol abuse is great fun.

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  14. Griff (8,159 comments) says:

    At lest if you kids are in the shed getting stoned they are not out there rooting syphilis laden drinkers. :lol:
    Or driving their friends into power poles and going to party’s were the odd knifing and throwing cans at cops is part of the entertainment.

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  15. Scott (1,817 comments) says:

    I think Bob McCoskrie makes a great point.The amount of young people who enter into unwanted and premature sexual activity when they are drinking is phenomenal.

    Just having a quiet coffee outside at a cafe the other day. 2 young women sat at the table next to me and started talking. I couldn’t help but overhear her say that she had her first boyfriend, her first relationship. They had been going out together for 2 weeks! Prior to that all she had were sexual encounters at parties when she was drunk.

    We actually need to re-establish a dating culture. Where young men ask young woman out and treat them well. We need to get back to a culture of respect for one another. We need to rediscover some of the virtues of the past. Otherwise we will continue to have hurt young people, unable to sustain a relationship, trapped in a cycle of alcohol and casual sex with people who don’t care about them.

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  16. DylanReeve (166 comments) says:

    Being drunk is fun. (Usually)

    Having sex is fun.

    This is not a surprise. Neither is objectively a bad thing, and suggesting otherwise does nothing to address the issue for people who have a serious problem with drinking.

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  17. Krystina (4 comments) says:

    Although a lot of you make a good point, I think you are all misunderstanding the focus of the actual article written for the NZ Herald. David Farrar has taken a small part of this article and added the comment:

    “If this news gets out, I’d say it will encourage many more young people to drink more, if it means they are ten times more likely to have sex with more partners!!”

    Farrar has framed this article to seem like it is not a useful study and that it is going to have negative repercussions. Based on the amount of sarcastic comments I’d say that he has done what he set out to do. Instead of reading the article and forming their own opinion on the study, people have just taken Farrar’s opinion on board and decided it is easier to just agree than to actually find out more information and form their own opinion.

    I agree with what people are saying in the comments, however I don’t think that they are quite suited to this article. If the article was actually saying “Binge drinking and having heaps of sex is GREAT and COOL” then perhaps these comments would be more appropriate.

    The story itself however, was not written very well. It was written in a confusing and badly structured way that allowed these sorts of opinions too be formed in the first paragraph. The statistics were worded wrongly and it is no surprise that this is the sort of reaction that followed.

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  18. scrubone (3,104 comments) says:

    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2006/11/married_people_have_more_sex.html
    Hint: not a contradiction.

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  19. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    The Walk of Shame is a rite of passage.

    I wouldn’t have thought more than ten was much actually. Throw in a few footy trips , school camps, general piss ups, family funerals (this one is most underated as fertile ground , people are at an emotional low and “bang” you’re in) and the tally is mid teens without even trying.

    I hope the tools that wrote the original article are asked to refund their funding, its not rocket science, I never went near a university and I figured it out.

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  20. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Scott (1,451) Says:

    September 6th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    We need to rediscover some of the virtues of the past

    Yep ,women dying as a result of coat hanger abortions is something every generation needs to experience.

    You would think that sex was discovered by the present 20 somethings. It has always gone on like it has now but it has not always been so open.

    Buggered if I know what some of you were doing when you were 18 but I don’t thinks it was as much fun as I was trying to have.

    Life is short have fun and stop fucking moralising.

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  21. Left Right and Centre (2,994 comments) says:

    I go into town and dance without touching a drop of piss.

    If you’re stone cold sober- it’s quite funny- you’re a freak.

    It’s weird.. my theory is that women are deeply suspicious of non-drinking men in nightclubs. But if you were quite wasted- that would be all good.

    I find that quite interesting… because sober… you can behave perfectly, be polite, show total consideration, make all the right noises… and yet, they don’t want that. They want a goofy half-cut guy so that the whole experience is somehow dehumanised. It’s really funny when women talk to me and I turn out to be ‘a person’. Completely the opposite of what they were expecting. Just picture someone gyrating like a teenybopper but with the grumpy depressing sad realist old man personality of a Redbaiter. Cognitive dissonance anyone? I’ll never get tired of their stunned reaction.

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  22. Scott (1,817 comments) says:

    Pauleastbay- gosh,your comments are thoroughly unpleasant. We actually need more moralising and less do whatever you want for our young people. And adults need to grow up.

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