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View Poll Results: Should abstinence be taught in schools?
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seems to me that abstinence is something parents should that school has no business drilling into teens/pre teens heads. I believe as it is now there are hardly any school districts in America that don't teach abstinence as a part of their sexual education/social living programs. Thoughts?
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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abstinence is probably the WORST thing to teach in a school. yes...worse than not teaching nothing and worse than having a "favorite positions" class. especially using a word like "abstinence" it adds some kind of mystique to the whole topic of sex. then you want to have it.

i'm sure anyone who has seen russell brand's stand up has heard his rant on the jonas brothers and their stupid "abstinence" rings. all it does is draw attention to the idea of sex.

my view: schools should give out condoms to those who ask for them. they should teach safe sex techniques. they should teach of all the potential sti's you can get. they should give a girl who happens to get pregnant a list of ALL her options. they should also not teach that sex is evil. that is so ****ing middle ages. christianity views sex as evil therefore by extension our schools view sex as evil. i'm kind of sick of that...sex is awesome and not evil at all.

maybe i went on a rant there. i don't know.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no - its ****ing stupid. aren't americans the only people in the western world scratching their heads about this?

correct me if anyone knows otherwise
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Totally agree with you, we live in a such a highly eroticized society and it's mainly caused by our culture's view of sex as something mystical and holy.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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"Teaching" abstinence is pretty stupid. Kids are going to have sex and maybe the odd brainwashed Catholic will be convinced but it's not going to make much of a difference. Like duga said, there are much more important and worthwhile things to teach in the vein of sex education.
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Totally agree with you, we live in a such a highly eroticized society and it's mainly caused by our culture's view of sex as something mystical and holy.
i don't think mystical and holy are the right words at all

to put that lightly
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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"Teaching" abstinence is pretty stupid. Kids are going to have sex and maybe the odd brainwashed Catholic will be convinced but it's not going to make much of a difference. Like duga said, there are much more important and worthwhile things to teach in the vein of sex education.
Man, why do Catholics get all the ****? The Catholics don't care! It's the fundamentalists who are the crazies, you know.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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In my sexual health program we were taught that abstinence is the only sure way to prevent STI's/pregnancy (and our teacher recommended it overall), which it is. We were also taught about other methods of protection and sexual activity. I don't see anything wrong with it. I certainly don't think sexual activity during the teenage years should be encouraged.

I'm not really sure what you're getting at though. Maybe it's because I'm Canadian and have little knowledge of my local Catholic school.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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In my sexual health program we were taught that abstinence is the only sure way to prevent STI's/pregnancy (and our teacher recommended it overall), which it is. We were also taught about other methods of protection and sexual activity. I don't see anything wrong with it. I certainly don't think sexual activity during the teenage years should be encouraged.
So it shouldn't be encouraged for teenagers. Fair point I do agree, however.. I think 16+ yr olds should do whatever they want. Abstinence is highly idiotic, saying its the only way to prevent sti's and pregnancy is the worst thing i've heard like ever.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I never said that it's the only way, I said it's the only sure way. I'd feel just as comfortable as anyone using a condom.
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