Penicillin Behind the Sexual Revolution

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 31, 2013 at 7:42 AM Sexual Health News   - G J E 4
Sexual revolution was thought to have got its catalyst from the pill, but it appears there was another important reason behind it.
 Penicillin Behind the Sexual Revolution
Penicillin Behind the Sexual Revolution

A recent insight into this published by the Science Daily has found that it could be Penicillin, and not the Pill, which may have galvanized the sexual revolution.

Emory University economist Andrew Francis, who conducted the analysis, has said, "It's a common assumption that the sexual revolution began with the permissive attitudes of the 1960s and the development of contraceptives like the birth control pill. The evidence, however, strongly indicates that the widespread use of penicillin, leading to a rapid decline in syphilis during the 1950s, is what launched the modern sexual era."

According to Francis, when penicillin helped cut the prospect of risky sex, people just began to enjoy more of it without the risks looming large. He said that it is crucial to acknowledge the role of penicillin in reducing the fear of syphilis which impacted sexual behaviors.

Source: Medindia

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