Pickle of the Year (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/13/13 | Reply
Yeah, my psychology classes really drilled the whole "correlation vs causation" idea into my head, so that was the first thing that jumped out at me too.
And this just especially bothers me because literally ALL the sites that reported on the study used the "late virginity = sexual dysfunction" headline even though there was obviously a lot more going on with the findings. Like they obviously used that headline to bring in more traffic to their sites, but it's really irresponsible.
Otaku Idol (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/13/13 | Reply
Concerning the study, from those further quotes you give it seems clearer that there's some correlation, but not necessarily causation. The former isn't the same as the latter, and few seem to notice the distinction when they gloss over studies like these.
Of course, some just read into papers and extract selections friendly to what they already agree with. But it does help when there are people out there ready to do some further digging into some issue. It makes me proud!