The University of Chicago has conducted an extensive investigation into the sex lives of Chicagoans. This isn’t some Kinsleyesque voyeurism into the mechanical details, but an investigation of the social mechanics–who whom? in what kind of relationship?
The fruits of the survey (served here with a little whipped polemic on top) include two items of particular interest: women have happier relationships when they know their men through church or extended family, and women have happier relationships if they marry young. Let’s not kid ourselves that we Saints have all our marriage customs right, but maybe we have them less wrong than we thought.