Should sex-education classes teach abstinence only?

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Anonymous (not verified)

Sex education classes

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ok seriously...
dont talk trash about people who have had sex and teaching it if you are a virgin
i'm not a virgin...
i dont have a kid...
or...
std's...
or...
anything like that.
i'm safe with sex...
thats what should be taught

Anonymous (not verified)

Sex between minors is illegal

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None of these articles address the fact that sex is illegal for children under 18 in most states. Students should definitely be informed about consequences of sex and told that it is illegal because society has decided that they are not responsible enough to make decisions which can ruin their lives. Obviously not all students will follow the law, but teachers must nevertheless encourage a program of abstinence.

Cheksea (not verified)

They shouldn't teach abstinence only

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Teaching kids abstinince is okay if you go to a private religious school, but at a public elementary/middle school, I don't think it should be allowed. Besides, telling kids that plain out, "You can't have sex, because I said so," never works. Whether they want to or not is up to them and their beliefs. I believe that teaching them the dangers and results of having sex should be the most important thing taught, because that is all that you can do to prepare them. (Speaking as a teenager myself, though I have never had...I still stand by what I say.)

Anonymous (not verified)

Sex education classes

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Hey not trying to be rude but have you been paying attention i mean dude the whole program for abstinence in school isnt working because its not teaching the teens enough about sex and plus there is something called idk homones

liz (not verified)

Sex education classes

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I agree with you.I don't get why people would think that if you dont give us (meaning teenagers) all the information about sex then we won't do it i mean hello there is something called homones and plus sometimes curosity can really take over a person.I think that schools and parents really needs to teach us about sex and how to be safe and not get any disease or pregnant .

Jade (not verified)

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I was slightly dumbstruck by your comparison of stealing to pre-marital sex. Stealing might be wrong, but sex is not. Sex is natural. You are also very foolish to believe that marital sex is safe sex. Have you noticed how high divorce rates are? Even if an individual abstains from pre-marital sex, they might have two, three, or even more sexual partners WITHIN MARITAL constructs. MARRIAGE DOES NOT PROTECT YOU FROM STDs!!!!! It is important to impart proper sexual knowledge on children since these children will one day become adults. Without proper knowledge, they have a high likelihood of unknowingly contaminating their new partners with various forms of sexually transmitted disease. If you don't care about protecting those foul heathen beastly children who, against God's Will, attempt to perform what is natural to their body, *rolls eyes*, then protect those righteous children who abstain so they may have safe and wholesome copulation free of disease. I'm pretty sure if you abstained from sex until marriage and you were given herp-a-titus-syphil-aids (Its a made up word of a bunch of STDs together, cause you might get a pretty fun variety pack) by your partner, you would be pretty upset. Your argument to that might be if everyone abstained including your partner, you wouldn't have to worry about that at all. That is untrue, though, since some STDs, such as AIDs, can be passed by mother to child.

Summer Hershey (not verified)

I am doing a project about

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I am doing a project about the debate on if we should teach our youger peers to have safe sex or if we should teach them abstinence. Personally, I believe in abstinence but there are kids who don't agree with my view and don't care what a school tells them. These kids should know how to have safe sex or there lives could be ruined from STDs or teen pregnancy. I am not saying that they should tell them to go off and have sex and while you do it, use a condom, but they should be informed since it is their choice not their teacher's.

Anonymous (not verified)

No

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Don't compare sex to drug use. They're not the same thing at all.

Blah (not verified)

Since I know me ther best,

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Since I know me ther best, I'm going to use me as an example. I'm 19 right now and a virgin. I don't mind saying so. At my middle school we had "Peak" (Peers Encouraging Abstinance in Kids). If that wasn't the biggest waste of my school and class time I don't know what would be. I will say this though: Peak is NOT the reason I practice abstinance! My parents are. I went home from school and told my parents all about this stuff I was being taught from "peak" because I thought at the time it was the only answer; and my parents said "Alright. That's all fine and good but we want you to know that should you ever choose to have sex, don't ever do it without a condom. We would way rather you be safe than sick ok?" and I said "Sick? What do you mean? They never told us about that at school." And they presented me with all the facts they knew about why safe-sex was the best thing to do if you are going to have sex. At the same time, I was learning the "abstinance only" policy at school; but certainly not after the bell rang when I was hanging out with friends. I made a choice. I chose to be abstinant based on the information I was presented with because I felt it was best for me. It gives me comfort to know that my parents cared and trusted me enough to say "yeah but that's not the only side of the issue." I was lucky enough to have parents who listened to me and cared about my feelings. Had my parents never taught me to safe instead of unsafe SHOULD I CHOSE to have sex, then I very well could be sick right now. If my friends asked me "should I have sex?" I would say "no." However, if they said "I don't care that you think I shouldn't, I'm going to anyway" I would say "Alright. PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Please don't get sick. Be smart! Since you are my friend, I don't want you to get sick." I made a choice. And I made the choice I made because I was presented with all the facts. Teens are not stupid. If you give us a logical argument, we'll listen to you. Trust us, love us, give us information, and we'll choose what we think is best. Would you rather have kids sick and stupid or smart? I pick smart.

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