Joined: 16-May 10
From: New York
Member No.: 74,009
Okay! My last post was too vague, so here's a more clear one! Why do young people (teenagers) have sex before they are married? What age should sex be allowed at? Should we have sex education in school and what age? Do you think it would make teenagers want to have sex more or less?
EDIT: Night Watcher Alchemist, thank you for being a little more specific with your topic! I changed the title as well as the description so its more to the point. Also changed a few of the poll answers. When you do your titles please make sure that its actually about the topic your making the thread about okay? Not titles like "I don't get it" or "what the hell?!" just for example. Again if you're going to post a new thread be sure to send it to me first and I'll give the yes or no! ~Scar
Edit II: Because the conversation has headed in such a direction, I have altered this topics opening post (this one). If this topic is completely different to the discussion you wanted Night Watcher Alchemist, let one of us know, namely me since I made the last edits. Once the topic has been established I will remove all needless edit notes and irrelevant posts - Chi
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Joined: 27-May 08
From: Herndon, VA
Member No.: 59,819
I find it truly surprising (and disheartening) how vehemently the overwhelming number of respondents in this thread express support for "sex education" within the school system. I would think it to be merely common sense for such a controversial and debated topic to be kept out of the realm of public education. While it seems that many support the inclusion of such classes in schools on the basis of providing purely factual matter on the topic of sexual intercourse, such arguments fail to recognize the reality that some individuals object to the content presented in most sex education courses on the basis of morality. Simply by presenting instructional content relating to contraception and the like, educational systems tacitly present certain moral and ethical viewpoints to school children. I believe (and hope) that most individuals would agree with me that the public education system has no business in instructing pupils regarding controversial moral issues. The points that I have presented above lead to a single conclusion. Parents, as the primary educators of their children, should be the ones to discuss topics relating to sex education with their children. Parents alone should be empowered to decide what sex-related content is proper to present to their children. The public educational system, as a State run institution, ought not to interfere with parents' rights to instruct their children regarding issues of moral significance. While some will inevitably point out the issues of public health which surround the topic of sex education, this concern is moot as the issue of freedom vastly outweighs this (fairly wrongheaded) argument.
As to the topic of the proper age for teen sexual activity, I really do not care much to address this issue as stated. I believe that there is solely one proper forum for any and all sexual activity, and this state really isn't tied to any particular age, per say. I support current American law which sets the age of consent at 18, as I believe that this statute has been constructed to protect children from dangerous predators. It is a shame that modern commercialism and so called "liberalism" seeks to sexualize children at an ever younger age, and I think that it is about time that society stands up to protect the young from this manner of corruption.