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Why do we bother telling kids to stop smoking? We know they are going to smoke. Might as well make it safer and make sure they have access to the best filtered cigarettes.
^Whenever people rail against abstinence sex education, this is what I hear.^
I do not agree that schools should be teaching sexual positions and orientations,
"Kids are going to do it anyway" simply then becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
If we can reduce smoking in our society with a concerted effort from multiple fronts (family, school, media, culture), we can do the same with casual sex.
a reply to: Southern Guardian
We're talking about kids and young adults here
You know what else works for society? People not committing crimes. So lets just tell people not to commit crimes anymore and get rid of our police force and then the issue will go away.
Normal kids should not be having sex until they are old enough to responsibly handle it.
People need to learn self control, that's just how it is.
We tell people to not commit crime, but if we turn around and teach people how not to get caught when committing a crime,
Children having sex, is usually caused by selfishness or a lack of self esteem. Which is a familial and societal problem.
I get it. You don't like the idea of kids doing it. I think the vast majority of us here would agree. But the fact of the matter is, unwanted pregnancies and abortions rates are still an issue in States, towns, where abstinence or as you call it 'self control' is taught in schools.