Every-so-often I listen to experts lecturing on sex.

When I was young, they preached that school children should be freely having sex with each other, llamas and any convenient adult.  Now the llamas are safe.

More recently I’ve been reading on how porn and its related sequela are resulting in both less sex, but less intimacy. [https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/12/the-sex-recession/573949/]

Lots of related changes as well.  To quote:


 In other words, in the space of a generation, sex has gone from something most high-school students have experienced to something most haven’t.

About 60 percent of adults under age 35 now live without a spouse or a partner.

The truth appears more complicated

That article, of course, was right after I was reading experts who were predicting that porn and such would improve life for all.  Now they are saying maybe not.  Not to mention the articles that confuse LDS deacons with bishops (and report deacons going about interviewing people on sex topics — if an expert can’t get that right about the LDS Church, how much should one expect them to get other things right?).

However, I expect that the truth is more complicated.

And that experts and their predictions and advice about sex will change again.

  • What do you think? 
  • Have you dealt with experts whose advice turned out to not be so expert after all?
  • How to you decide which experts are right?
  • How do you decide that the experts aren’t right, at least now?
  • Which experts should be lecturing church leaders about sex?