We need to talk about exposed penises and open vaginas and what happens when the two get together to strike up some heat!
We need to talk about condoms and birth control pills and sexual pleasure and passionate denials.
We need to talk about dental dams, HIV, safer sex, AIDS and Chlamydia
and other sexually transmitted diseases.
We need to talk about all these things with our children.
The current sexual education philosophy of our current national
leadership is not to preach blunt sex talk; but to rather push an
unrealistic an untenable policy: Abstinence-Only.
Abstinence-Only Sex Ed is a failure as witnessed by the new report revealing the rise in teens having babies since 1991.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 — The birth rate among teenagers 15 to
19 in the United States rose 3 percent in 2006, according to a report
issued Wednesday, the first such increase since 1991.
The finding surprised scholars and fueled a debate about whether the
Bush administration’s abstinence-only sexual education efforts are
The federal government spends $176 million annually on such programs.
But a landmark study recently failed to demonstrate that they have any
effect on delaying sexual activity among teenagers, and some studies
suggest that they may actually increase pregnancy rates.
Abstinence-Only Sex Ed is doesn’t work because it relies too much on immature dual complicity and on the repression of natural human, sexual, desire.
Abstinence-Only is unrealistic in practice because young bodily urges
often win over a logical mind: Just one misbegotten “Yes” and
We need to teach our children responsible sexual behavior that explains
cause and effect without demonizing sex. Education need not lead to the
practice of expression.
We need to provide our children a way out of an instant mistake that can last for 18 years.
We need to support our children in every area of their lives — and that must include their necessary sexual expression — and our honoring of the hegemony of desire.