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I Believe Abstinence Only Sex Education Is Ridiculous

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    Only because the kids think its a huge joke

    and its totally non-functional.
    AuxArcs33 AuxArcs33
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    Your Child Is Not Perfect.

    Teaching your kid to wait until marriage seems like an honorable pursuit. Many parents seem to think that the best way to enforce abstinence is to make teens feel like there is no other safe option. Maybe scare tactics work for some people - people who are unaffected by media...
    Adosia Adosia
    18-21, F
    Aug 16, 2011

    What Wikipedia Says

    Personally, I do believe that abstinence-only sex education isn't a good policy.  Since I'm not that politically wonky, nor done a comprehensive study on this issue, I decided to let another source speak for me on this.  Here is what Wikipedia says when I asked for...
    UnderEli UnderEli
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2009


    I can't believe my tax money goes to fund this drivel. The "education" in "abstinence only education" is the second biggest load of horseshit outside of this "intelligent design" crap.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2008

    The Urge Is Too Great

    Seriously, it's stupid. You can teach it to kids, but do you think they are really going to listen? They're doing what nature tells them to. Nature tells them to get out there and ****, and they can't resist that urge. That urge is too great.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Oct 3, 2008

    As a Health Educator...

    I see what this is doing to the youth all of the time.  They are unaware of risks of so much. In the past few years, the climb of chlamydia in ages 15-24 has been huge (I don't have stats on me currently, but they're online).  I have to tell them they have it and...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    Jun 8, 2008

    Can't Believe It

    I have younger siblings going to public school in an upper-middle class district outside of Boston; they are in grades 11 and 6.  The only thing they have received in terms of sex education at school is "Don't do it until you are married".  It makes so angry...
    froglet froglet
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2009

    It's Simply Unreasonable

    I'm the father of a fifteen year old daughter going into her sophmore year. I admit openly to her, myself and the world, that she could go out and have sex anytime she wants and there isn't a damn thing I could do about it. As much as I might fantasize about it, locking her in a...
    moejoe moejoe
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Jul 8, 2008

    Catholic School

    When learning sex education in a Catholic school, students are given a list of questions that they are not allowed to ask. I'm serious. And then, at the end of a 1 month 'course,' in which they discovered that the morning after pill was the devil, they are/were given a...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Aug 21, 2008

    Let Them Learn.

    They will learn naturally just make a way for them.
    HariPadaradha HariPadaradha
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2012

    Keep The Channels Of Communication Open.......

    Many may disagree with what I will say here but each is entitled to their own opinion and I expect that I can learn from either side of this topic. As the Mother to both teenage boys and girls I wanted to make sure that they felt comfortable talking about sex etc. I myself was...
    SuzieA SuzieA
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Apr 9, 2010

    Screwing All Our Students

    I hate the idea of abstinence only education. Its stupid and it is not doing their job! They are supposed to make students fully aware of their choices and the consequences, not making the decision for them, but providing an open space to discuss problems and resolve issues. By...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2008

    I Believe

        i believe that abstinence only sex education is retarded .  because  that is outdated and retarded .
    deleted deleted
    Aug 9, 2009


    Kids. Will. Have. Sex. Telling them to wait is stupid.  Because... THEY WILL HAVE SEX. Gah. It doesn't matter what they're doing as long as they're safe doing it. Give them some condoms and birth control. Educate them on STDs (STIs now? I dunno.) and...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    24 Responses Feb 8, 2009

    People Need To Wake Up......

    While I'm sure its easier for a lot of people to pretend that their teenagers have no sex drive, it's completely unrealistic. It's not like having a sex drive when you're that age isn't normal, so I think its wrong to shame kids and make them feel bad about it. Don't get me wrong...
    explainit2me explainit2me
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2011

    Want Proof? Look At God

    Anyone that thinks abstinence is a viable long term strategy for birth control needs to get a clue. Even God couldn't keep it in his pants after a certain point. Even he broke down and had to get some eventually. And look how well that turned out... he went and knocked Mary up...
    VendettA12 VendettA12
    31-35, M
    11 Responses Apr 14, 2009

    Jeez, Kids Will Be Kids -

    when they find out what all those things are for they are going to want to try them out - well, at least tell them why and how and maybe why not...
    deleted deleted
    May 5, 2009
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