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: 30-August 07
From: Southern U.S. (I moved, I'm not a redneck.)
Member No.: 50,311
I was raised in the Southeastern U.S. The "Bible Belt" as it is so commonly nicknamed. Here we don't have much sex education beyond abstinence. Really, that's just about the only option they explore. They try to say "Oh, it's because it's the only way to keep from getting an STD" or "It's the only way to not get pregnant". *sigh* They even go so far as to tell us that condoms do not work. And so, with that logic in our minds, kid have sex WITHOUT protection because "a condom wouldn't have worked anyway". I'm not making this up. Ugh, this is an increasingly difficult topic to talk about.
Being from an extremely devout family, I was never ALOUD to go to sex education classes until high school. I had to sit in class with the 2 other kids with extremely uptight parents and quite frankly, although I had a bit of an idea, I didn't even know what sex WAS until 8th grade. *sigh* Thank god I left the church. ^My point here is that I don't know much about sex education, all I know is the classes I had in high school, so I don't have much of an opinion either way on that point.
Now. On to the topic at hand of teen sex. I think that it's just something that we need to except. As long as the sun rises every morning, teenagers will be having sex. It's a fact of life. So, I think our attention has to be at teaching teen SAFE sex. And for god's sake, let them know that birth control works, and that condoms can also protect against STDs! Argh! Georgia education systems, just.... AGH!
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