Ritch C Savin-Williams Ph.D. – Why Many Pre-Teen Boys Are Having Sex…


Date: October 20, 2019

01) Why Many Pre-Teen Boys Are Having Sex

“They are as likely to rate the sex as “wanted” as boys who have sex later.

Researchers Lindberg and associates note that young people having sex before age 13 delivers the message that we need “early, inclusive, and comprehensive sex education as well as sexual and reproductive health care to male children and adolescents.” Yet, the “developmental needs and pathways to healthy trajectories for young males remain unknown.”


1. African-American (19 percent) boys were more likely than Hispanic (9 percent) or White (4 percent) boys to report early sex, with an 8 percent average for the total sample. The higher rate for black youths held regardless of sociodemographic variables.

2. Boys whose mothers had at least a college degree were less likely to have sex before age 13.

3. In terms of wanting intercourse, the responses were as follows:

(a) Nine percent reported, “I really didn’t want it to happen at the time.”

(b) Thirty-seven percent reported, “I had mixed feelings—part of me wanted it to happen at the time, and part of me didn’t.”

(c) Fifty-five percent reported, “I really wanted it to happen at the time.”

4. These numbers were not significantly different from those who had first intercourse at age 13 or older.

5. The first sexual partner was usually a friend.

I would suggest that another scenario is that the opportunity for sex simply presented itself as a realistic possibility; he went for it, and, now older, the boy says he wanted the experience—whether for pleasure, to prove something, for bragging rights, or some other idiosyncratic reason.


Critical Messages

1. We need comprehensive sex education that is culturally informed and inclusive, beginning many years before puberty and before a youth’s first sexual encounter.

2. Many adults, professional or not, stigmatize and pathologize early sex, which likely causes more harm than good.

3. If early sex is perceived as fulfilling the dictates of traditional masculinity, then we need to develop a more inclusive notion of masculinity.

4. As the authors suggest, health education and counseling services should be readily available for young males who experience unwanted sexual encounters.

5. Given that so many of the boys wanted sex at an early age, we need to ask about their views and their perspective about the encounter(s). As the authors write, “This finding underscores the need to include young men’s views when identifying and interpreting their sexual and developmental trajectories.”


Useful Idiots: Chris Hedges on Impeachment, Plus Matt’s Take on Whistleblowers…

Date: October 19, 2019

01) Chris Hedges on Impeachment, Plus Matt’s Take on Whistleblowers

“Journalist Chris Hedges joins the show to talk about impeachment and war reporting, plus Matt talks about his column on the Ukrainegate “whistleblower”

Chris Hedges Pt. 2 on Media “Objectivity,” Plus Matt Hits the Biden Campaign Trail:

“Journalist Chris Hedges finishes up his conversation about the media, plus Matt talks details his time following the Biden campaign trail.”

Impeachment Bombshell: Trump’s Top Aide ‘Absolutely’ Admits Ukraine Bribery Plot…

Date: October 19, 2019

01) Impeachment Bombshell: Trump’s Top Aide ‘Absolutely’ Admits Ukraine Bribery Plot

“Trump’s Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney admits Ukraine aid was withheld over a political investigation Trump wanted. Mulvaney said the White House “absolutely” tied the funding to a DNC probe and told critics to “get over it.” The quid pro quo revelation reportedly has Trump lawyers “stunned” as Trump’s impeachment strategy crumbles and more Ukraine witnesses come forward to testify. Aired on 10/17/19.”

Trump Has ‘Meltdown’ As Giuliani Faces Criminal Probe…

Date: October 18, 2019

01) Trump Has ‘Meltdown’ As Giuliani Faces Criminal Probe

“Rudy Giuliani is under intense heat as a fourth associate linked to him and Ukraine was arrested by the FBI. More witnesses are coming forward in the impeachment probe against Donald Trump, as State Department official Michael McKinley testified he resigned over the firing of former U.S. Ambassador, arguing politics was getting in the way of foreign policy. The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff Swan analyzes more Trump allies coming forward because they are thinking about ‘life after Trump.’ Aired on 10/16/19.”

Floating cities, the LEGO House and other architectural forms of the future – Bjarke Ingels…


Date: October 18, 2019

01) Floating cities, the LEGO House and other architectural forms of the future – Bjarke Ingels

“Design gives form to the future, says architect Bjarke Ingels. In this worldwide tour of his team’s projects, journey to a waste-to-energy power plant (that doubles as an alpine ski slope) and the LEGO Home of the Brick in Denmark — and catch a glimpse of cutting-edge flood resilience infrastructure in New York City as well as an ambitious plan to create floating, sustainable cities that are adapted to climate change.”


The incredible inventions of intuitive AI – Maurice Conti…


Date: October 18, 2019

01) The incredible inventions of intuitive AI – Maurice Conti

“What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all by themselves. Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish things neither could do alone.”


David Weatherly – Black Eyed Children and Strange Intruders – 10-05-13…


Date: October 17, 2019

01) David Weatherly – Black Eyed Children and Strange Intruders – 10-05-13

“We welcome back David Weatherly to talk about his latest book, Strange Intruders. We will be talking about more Black Eyed Children, as well as other Black Eyed Beings, The Grinning Man, The Slender Man, Shadow People, Djinn, Puckwudgies, and much more…

David was the second guest ever on this show, and having him back was just as good, if not better.

David’s Website:

My apologies over the last “black eyed children” post…I know it’s a bit annoying, only the first hour of the show was available for free listening…and they spent the first half of that talking about something entirely else.

I think I’d intended on weeding that one out, but for some reason I did not.

I have a few more of these to post…which will hopefully be more meaty, regarding this issue.

I’ve been sick the last week, and that really threw things off.