Sex is in the news today

British researchers at the University of Hull announced yesterday that men have biological clocks too. They reported that it took five times longer for men over the age of 45 to father a child.

In February, CNN reported on this biological discovery, focusing on a study that appeared in the British Journal of Human Reproduction, that "found genetic damage in sperm starting as early as age 35, might play a role."

And, of course, all the experts agree that men and women should avoid environmental toxins like smoking and alcohol if they're waiting to start a family.

Statistics released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the U.S. birth rate fell to its lowest level since records have been kept. Teen birth rates are down but the number of births are at record-high levels for unmarried women.

Looks like we won't be seeing a baby boom in our future.

Which brings me to our last item. The Supreme Court ruled on two cases dealing with sex: striking down both a gay sex ban and a law that allowed prosecution for old sex crimes.

Any thoughts from the peanut gallery on the Court's rulings?


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