When I was a teenager in school, the kinds of games I played involved a pair of Italian brothers who were plumbers that enjoyed trekking out to alternate universes and rescuing kingdoms from the tyranny of large angry Lizard kings. I was dressed the entire time I played this game (on the Nintendo, naturally!) and so were my friends when they came over to play it. The important thing is that none of us got pregnant while playing the games we played and risked the early mental and emotional incarceration than an unplanned pregnancy requires of a life.
Game playing at a school in Ostroda, Poland, was a little more pregnancy inducing.
Students, aged 14-15, played a game called “the sun” or “a star.” “Girls lay on the floor in a circle with their heads together and eyes closed and boys copulate with them, taking turns. The winner was the boy who managed to finish the intercourse last,” one of the students revealed.
It’s not until a little later in the article that we find out what could be the root of the problem.
Nobody talks about sex at school and there is no psychologist who would explain to the students that such games can lead to pregnancy.
So there are no Sex Ed classes, and teenagers entertain themselves by seeing who can take the longest before sexual release. They have no concept whatsoever of actions leading to consequences.
Meanwhile, in California, reports are coming out that teenage pregnancy has dropped fifty-two percent between 1992 and 2005. They also have one of the better Sex Ed curriculum in the country. I would report that this is a coincidence only it is a well known fact that there is no such thing as coincidence.
Say it with me, friends: “Abstinence only education does NOT work.” California has never accepted federal abstinence education money. Teaching children about how the reproductive system works — and the possible lifelong consequences of having sex — better prevents teenagers from getting pregnant than sitting on thumbs and hoping for the best.
It makes me wonder where the parents are and under what rock these children are living.
Do they not watch television, listen to music or read books or have internet access? Sex fills those entertainment voids — and if you search hard enough, you’ll find some pretty smart people trying to get across the message that teen pregnancies are no fun and games.
It’s crazy, David. It seems wherever people find nothing to do for fun, they substitute sex. I can’t believe that they had no clue that pregnancy might happen.
Perhaps they don’t care? I thought this article was going to be a “Who Your Baby Daddy?” sort of satire — in the Polish coital roundel schema — but the consequences are much too sharp and deep for any sort of smile. Those kids need to be sterilized by the State.
True, David! They should have to learn from their mistakes somehow!