The burqa is an effective deterrent to sex outside marriage, says US sociologist
The burqa really works. When you cover your women head to toe with cloth to keep them from being viewed by men outside their family, and you keep them strictly segregated from men throughout their growing years until they get married, you’re going to have less premarital sex.
That was the Rev Paul Sullins’ reaction to a new study on sex outside marriage. Sullins is a sociologist at the Catholic University of America.
The study, authored by Amy Adamczyk and John Jay doctoral student Brittany E Hayes, states:
All major world religions discourage sex outside of marriage, but they are not all equally effective in shaping behavior.
Their findings reveal that Jews and Christians were the
moist most boisterous when it came to nookie outside marriage. Ninety-four percent of Jews admitted to having sex outside marriage, while 79 percent of Christians reported the same.
The study was compiled using data from the Demographic and Health Surveys, which are funded by US Agency for International Development. The results were taken from the answers to questions on religious affiliation, marital status and sexual behavior outside of marriage made by individual respondents.
The study revealed that only 43 percent of Muslims and 19 percent of Hindus reported engaging in sex outside of marriage.
Sullins reportedly stated he was not surprised by the findings, then came out with his “burqa barrier” comment.