Everybody Get Freaky!

 

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I was listening to the radio this weekend and I noted there were an inordinate amount of pro-abstinence commercials. Not that I’m anti-abstinence per se, but I must admit that this trend of abstinence only sex education is rather disheartening because it seems to miss the target. Commercials ending “I wish I waited” miss the mark. Why? Because people ARENT waiting.

All studies indicate that kids are having sex younger and younger, whether due in part to the super sexualized environment they are growing up in, or because all the hormones that foods are injected with are bringing on puberty earlier, so teaching them to ignore those natural urges isn’t the smartest move. I mean hell, even adults can barely manage to keep it in the pants long enough to make it through two of three dates, but I digress.

This abstinence only education is akin to teaching kids that the earth is still flat and that Christopher Columbus did indeed discover America: in other words, mad dated and incorrect. Is abstinence smart of a 12 year old? Hell yeah. Is it smart for a 16 year old? Possibly. But is it smart to teach either of them nothing but abstinence and pretend that they won’t be curious or tempted to try it out on their own? No. That’s pretty damn stupid actually.

Kids should be equipped with information that allows them to make informed decisions, to know not just how to do it safely, but how to do it well (a how to manual topic for another day). Schools that attempt to distribute condoms for free to students are met with angry parents who somehow think that access to prophylactics is the only thing keeping their kid from turning into a humping whore destined for a career in porn. These are also the same parents who won’t even talk about sex with their kids since it’s now covered in a daylong seminar in school.

Granted, I’m not a parent (and all those dear to me better keep fish and me out of their drams), but I like to think I’m smart enough to know that nature will take its course, kids will inevitably have sex. So should they have a well rounded education before doing so, so at the very least they can have it safely?

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9 Responses to “Everybody Get Freaky!”

  1. thoreauly77 Says:

    yeah. our poor babies are given the wrong message. its so disheartening, but its real. i am going to get my phd in education in california and try and change this bullshit. wish me luck greenie. oh and does NRID stand for “nah right is dead”?

  2. Big Homie Says:

    Good post Greenie

    *plays Salt & Pepa’s Let’s Talk About Sex”

  3. green eyes Says:

    thank you both.

    thor- yup.

  4. reythehussein Says:

    Hmmm… I dunno if this includes me, seeing as how I used up all my Sex Vouchers in spring of 1997 and Summer of 2003.

  5. landLORD Says:

    >>>Everbody Get Freaky!

    ——————

    … ok …

  6. cOLD Says:

    punnany is a helluva drug

  7. coffeespoons Says:

    we didn’t get condoms in high school, did we??

  8. Boosie Says:

    whats wrong with teaching a child abstenence. I dont see why people get aggy over this. So if your child waits to have sex when she’s married will you hate her forever.

    shits disgusting b.

  9. Kunday Says:

    Kids must be completely sexually aware and i believe schools must take an important care in making them aware… with teenage pregnancies on the rise, its very very important to have complete knowledge about sex. abstinence is not the right solution as you point out

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