So the POTUS eliminated funding for abstinence only sex ed. I’m waiting for the fundies to awaken from their fainting spells by aid of smelling salts and lace hankies waved in their faces to decry this latest move as proof Satan is alive and well on Planet Earth.
Bull. Yeah Satan may be on Earth (just look at my ex) but the proof is certainly not from this. Maybe from the price of Sonic cheeseburgers but not this.
Abstinence only programs do not work. Just look at Bristol Palin. Two kids, no ring, and she still advocates for these programs? How’s that working out for you sweetheart?
These programs are biased towards making the girls feel like the burden of chastity is all on them. Boys rarely are encouraged to be chaste on the same level as girls. Yes women should treat themselves as precious gifts, but comparing a non virgin to a dirty torn tie while merely telling boys not to make mistakes gives a fear factor to sex for the girls like no one has ever seen.
(And before I get gutted, let me say that yes I have seen purity programs in my youth, although not to the extreme)
If I had a child, I’d want them to know the medical and psychological facts behind sex. Going bare bones medical with examples- most of the time a kid picturing their parents making the beast with two backs is enough to scare them into a convent.
Tell them about the good, the bad and the ugly. Factual information is the best way.
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