^^^^ GAH! That's just the thing! You can't STOP teens from having sex. You can advise them not to, but when it comes down to it, teenagers have been having sex for AGES.
So it's all fine and dandy to teach them about abstinence, and many will take a vow of abstinence, but many do not. So it's better to teach them what to do in case the situation arises than just pretend it's not going to happen.
You know, my psychology teacher says that in cultures where teen sex is accepted kids usually do it responsibly, and in cultures where it's absolutely forbidden kids usually do it responsibly (or just abstain) but in cultures where kids are told "Oh dear God, don't you dare have sex!!! But if you decide to do it anyway here's a condom," kids usually DON'T do is responsibly, and do it MORE than in either of those cultures. They think it's because of the bizarre mixed message they get in sex ed. Don't have sex. Now, here's how you have sex responsibly. So really, when you're teaching your kids about sex, you just need to pick a side and stick with it.
That's pretty much true for a ton of things. Generally in countries where they're more liberal about things, it's less of a problem. Take the drinking age for example: in the US it's 21, which is pretty high compared to other developed countries. The figures for drunk driving and underage drinking in the US are huge, because teenagers feel the need to rebel and drink because they're not legally allowed to. But in places where it's much lower (UK, France, Italy) it's been ingrained into their culture so much it's not as much of a problem, therefore it's much more accepted socially.
I was never told don't have sex but if you do use a condom, just use a condom. But I haven't been in sex ed for a few years so it's probably changed.
we were taught don't have sex, and we were told all the reasons why condoms aren't foolproof and that you can still get aids, fall pregnant, etc.
by far the best analogy for this i have ever seen.
I've never seen a school that actually teaches abstinence. It's just unrealistic for teens these days.
our school teaches abstinence. we do this whole program called choices. then again, our society is probably different to the usa. in about 50-60% of circles it is socially unacceptable to have sex, and most of the more popular people practise abstinance.
Oh no, I'm from New Zealand, it's not part of the country's curriculum to teach abstinence. What country are you from? It sounds interesting.
(Kaitlyn):I'm from south africa. I think the reason we get taught abstinence is because of the huge amount of people with hiv/aids. The problem is though that it's actually the poorer communities (who's culture tells them to have as many children as possible)that are affected by aids.
Because conservatives are trying to enforce what happens between those legs. Is your hatred of liberals so far that you are going to complete ignore any opinions from the right? That's a shame.
Why are independents so obsessed with going back way into the past to comment on opinions made half a decade ago?
Well no, they're not obsessed. See, one party has certain opinions while the other side would state theirs. And so it can go back and force for eons. It's not such a crazy process yah know? But I guess some people just don't get that but it's cool, you can post on my opinions all you want. I don't think it's obsession and I* can live with that.
Where do I talk about slavery? This is hilatious
Oh. Oh. Are you doing that thing again where you act like a political teen and have yet to realize that not all people are the same in their political groups?
Thank god not too many tune into your show. Next thing you know, every German will be labeled a nazi! :o
Where do I bitch about slavery 450 years ago?
Show me :)
It's unnerving, you look old but you have the tendency of a 15 year old arguing,
BTW, slAvery was bad. Me posting my opinion?, just because it doesn't agree with yours, doesn't equate it to slavery :)
Can't believe I had to tell a grown man that.
Personal attacks? All I did was comment on the general range of your age. It's not worse as the names you call liberals ah ha, calm down
So you can't show me? What a great way to end this :D
And that takes away from you being old because?....there's nothing wrong with being old. Usually* it brings wisdom and maturity
And that just sounded creepy. Since there's nothing to prove yet that it's you in the picture, your anonymity is not that much lower and you don't really have an edge on what you're trying to say lol
Nope, you've called them other things and spoke of their character as if you knew most
Tell me, how immature is it to see of a few liberals and assume they're all the same? Haha
Fun fact: Dry drowning exists and all it needs is the water from your own body.
You're welcome :)
Another fact, you completely missed the point of the post, lol. I like that you're trying though! Discussion is good in this world :D
Well, swimming is a suitable activity for children and teenagers. Sexual activity is not.
I find your comment irrelevant because nowhere in my post did I mention what is and what isn't suitable for kids.
Also, you and I both know that if something wasn't a suitable activity, that's not enough to stop people from doing it.
Show me where I said Liberal childless is for the good of mankind? Lawns.
Sarcasm only really works when it's strong. I give that comment 2/10
Oh so if people say it, it's downright fact?
I didn't not know the world works that way haha
That's what my tween sister once said to me. This is hilarious, if I do ever find out what your show is, I'd love to post this to all your viewers omygosh haha
The show? Oh thank goodess. I was afraid a man who acted as stubborn and ill informed as the liberals he complained about, influenced the opinions of tens.
Why is sex not a suitable activity for teenagers?
Because the majority of teenagers are not ready for (that is to say, they aren't mature enough) to be having sex.
Ready in what way? Mature in what way? Is there special mechamism where at the age of 20, they become ready?
Is there really a line that you think exists where you can say that no teenager should be having sex? The majority may not be ready, but what of the minority who are? Just tell them no and hope they listen?
I never said that once a person turns 20 they magically become mature enough for sex. I never meant to imply that immaturity belongs solely to teenagers. I believe that sexual intercourse requires long-term commitment to a person. It is a special kind of bonding that makes it something more than just a fun thing to do. It's a bond that brings along with it responsibility. Unfortunately, it's a bond that people make and break too often without realizing what they are doing. Many teenagers are simply neither emotionally prepared nor responsible enough to have sex in its proper context. As for the minority who are ready for sex, in my opinion it's better for them to wait as well than to have them and the majority who aren't ready having sex, as engaging in sexual activity when you're not ready for it can have serious consequences, especially when spread out among large groups of people.
Everyone believes certain things to be unsuitable "based on their opinion." Most people believe that it is unsuitable to murder because "in their opinion" murder is wrong. (Though many opinions are influenced by their definition of right and wrong, their religions, beliefs, et al.) The only difference between the issue of the unsuitability of murder and the unsuitability of teenage sex is the number of people on each side. Everything we believe about certain issues is "opinion" but that doesn't make the belief or opinion wrong. My opinion is formed from personal experience and my religious beliefs, as well as the experiences of others. To attack me for believing that what I believe to be unsuitable to be unsuitable, for stating my opinion on a subject that is primarily opinion is, quite frankly, wrong.
Murder is wrong because it damages the individual and the society as a whole. Safe responsible consensual sex doesn't damage anyone. There is a huge difference between sex and murder. The proof that murder is bad is pretty self evident- a society where people murdered each other all the time would be terrible. However a society where people had sex all the time would be just fine.
"To attack me for believing that what I believe to be unsuitable to be unsuitable, for stating my opinion on a subject that is primarily opinion is, quite frankly, wrong."
If my argument was so much to you that you consider it an attack, you need to get on the internet more.
If you look at my words, I never said that your opinion was wrong, just that I don't agree with you.
So I find it incredibly funny when you're actually calling my opinion wrong, and yet you're the one accusing me of "attack"
So it's okay for you to have the opinion that teens having sex isunsuitable.
But when I when I point out what I believe to be the inaccurate use of the word "unsuitable", it's "wrong" for me to do so?
Meaning it's not okay for me to call your opinion wrong(which I have never done so), but it's okay for you?
Wow. If that's how debating works in your world....
As long as you stay safe, healthy, and responsible there is no real reason why you shouldn't have sex, even if it's not with someone you are in a long term relationship with. Some people just aren't interested in that kind of relationship ever. Sometimes, people want to have fun and try something new. There is nothing wrong with that. People's ideas about sex vary. We should let people make the choices they feel are right for them and respect them for it. So why wait?
Why aren't they mature enough? I know plenty of young people who are smart and responsible enough to handle important decisions like sex.
What about adults? If you don't learn safe sex when everybody else does, when will you? And sense when do children have sex? Can't tell if trolling or just stupid.
Also, shut up.
Shut up nazi.
Exactly. Which is why this post is stupid.