Dr. Drew Pinsky at the Independent Women's Forum



Dr. Drew Pinsky from Discovery Health Channel

(By Jonathan Alcorn For The Washington Post)

Dr. Drew Pinsky recently gave a talk for the Independent Women’s Forum in the Rayburn Building in Washington, DC.

The audience was some four dozen young women.

The interns who actually run the government in Your Nation’s Capital.

Pinsky advised the young nubile college aged co-eds that they have three options with sex:

A) Drink Juice ’em up and go. Liquor is quicker — for girls. Beer Goggles — for men.

B) Steady Joined at the hip. Live together shack-up. Trial marriage.

C) Hook-up Friends with benefits. Also known as f**k buddies.

He mentions no fourth option.

I would, if asked, submit Bruce Cameron’s rules. And if you read the rules, the Alert Reader would well understand why I am not retained as a speaker for the IWF.

And Pinsky is.

As Dana Milbank from The Washington Post reports,

This is not your mother’s conservative movement…

Pinsky is an imperfect spokesman for the religious right; he once gave out free condoms as a promotion for his Web site.

“By the way, sometimes it’s just fun,” Pinsky said of youthful sex. “I’m not saying, ‘Oh, my God, we have to have a funeral march.’ Sometimes it’s fun. It’s not a bad thing.”

The WaPo is wrong. (This is not news.) The Independent Women’s Forum makes no claim to be faith based. IWF takes no position on abortion. IWF makes no moral judgments on sex.

The Washington Times column Inside the Beltway’s by John McCaslin, reads,

[Pinsky]described the college social environment as “unnaturally intense,” as it gives women three basic options: to engage in an “intoxicated physical encounter with no commitment” (a hook-up), to begin a “joined at the hip” relationship or to agree to a “friends with benefits” arrangement. The women in the audience agreed that none of these options is ideal.

While leaving the larger moral and cultural implications up for consideration, Dr. Pinsky advocated personal responsibility, integrity and most importantly, an openness for dialogue.

This is code-talk psycho-babble for “sex only after three dates.” Something “The [other] Rules” would advocate.

Except that in any of these scenarios, the girl is — used, drunk, infected, pregnant.

Or worse.

She gets a broken heart.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Your Business Blogger’s wife, Charmaine, has served on the IWF Advisory Board. She does not endorse the recommendations of Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Form Bruce Cameron’s Rules for Dating My Daughter,

Rule Four:

I’m sure you’ve been told that in today’s world, sex without using a “barrier method” of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate, when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.

Rule Six:

If you make her cry, I make you cry.

The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right (Hardcover)

by Ellen Fein (Author), Sherrie Schneider.

Michelle D. Bernard, President and CEO of the Independent Women’s Forum says,

The reviews are in! This year’s Sex and Dating Conference for Capitol Hill interns was the best ever. Not only did we garner an unprecedented amount of media coverage- including a major piece on page A2 of The Washington Post-we felt that the interns who showed up were eager for a serious discussion of sex and dating mores in a safe atmosphere…

At IWF, …We felt that, without offering judgments, Dr. Drew Pinsky, led a thoughtful-and fun-discussion of campus mores. He repeatedly asked if hooking up is such a good idea, why is it that students find they must be intoxicated to hook up?

Dr. Drew Pinsky’s philosophy needs adult supervision. People, moving down the hyway of life, need real guidance, real guardrails.

See Dr. Drew comes to Washington.


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4 Responses

  1. Christina says:

    It is pretty appalling that “You don’t have to be engaging in sexual activity at all if you have better things to do with your life” wasn’t even an option.

  2. Jack says:

    Christina, Pinsky also talks about the stability of lesbian relationships.

    I think it might that there is a bit less booze.

    I would imagine that you are not speaking of the LUG lovers, Lesbian Until Graduation?



  3. Thomas Dunbar says:

    I think that Dr. Pinsky was challenging the three options, not endorsing them. I think he wanted to cast a harsh light on the error of the described sexual encounter formats, and by doing so expose them as the mistakes they so obviously are to those present.

    At least thats how I heard it.

  4. robin mcclahahan says: