Sunday, December 11, 2005

Wait a minute - haven't they been telling us the opposite?

I found a test "Are You Ready to Have Sex" via Common Sense Runs Wild.

Q: Which of the following is NOT true about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS?

  • Only gay people and druggies get that.
  • You can get it through tainted blood transfusions.
  • You can get it through unprotected sex with an infected partner.
  • You can get it through protected sex with an infected partner.


When I checked the last answer, I was told that was WRONG!

But, haven't the AIDS activists been telling us that, with a condom, we'd be SAFE? As in, SAFE SEX? In fact, the very next question asks:

Q: What type of contraception BEST protects against HIV and STDs?

  • A condom.
  • TWO Condoms used at the same time.
  • Diaphrams
  • Withdrawl before ejaculation.
I guess spelling isn't important. Or the fact that, if the teen reading these questions is anything like the ones I teach, the term ejaculation is unlikely to be fully understood.

The next question is the one that is REALLY interesting

Q: What is the best age to first have sex?

  • There is no best age.
  • 13-14
  • 15-16
  • 17-18
  • 18 or older.
    Whatever age you happen to be on your wedding night.
Oh, come on - couldn't the test makers at least provided SOME guidance to young people - such as suggesting that the older, the better. Or that having sex when under 16 is a REALLY, REALLY bad idea?

A USA Today article links depression and sex. The study found that sexually active teens were more likely to report that they were depressed. What the report did NOT find is that depressed teens were more likely to have sex, but that the sexually active were more depressed.

The pro-teen sex forces didn't let the study pass unchallenged:
Tamara Kreinin of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) says "we need to take depression among the young very seriously." But it is a "disservice" to blame sexual activity and ignore "divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse, substance abuse, lack of parental and community support and questions about sexual orientation," she says. SIECUS supports school programs with information on birth control and abstinence.
Right.

Because no sexually active teen would be depressed if they only knew more about birth control.

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