i don’t know if you’ve seen that commercial where the kids are talking to the tv telling their parents to talk to them about sex. and to save sex for marriage. oh, and it’s government endorsed.
i’m not so sure how i feel about the government telling people how to teach their kids about sex. first they give extra funding to schools that teach abstinence-only sex ed, now they’re hosting a website where parents can go to learn (??) how to tell their kids about sex, with terrifying facts like the fact that men can have different chlamydia symptoms.
you know, humankind has gotten along this far without government interference in teaching kids about sex; what’s the sudden motivation?
abortion rates are down.
teen pregnancy is down.
the only thing i can come up with is two things: the new HPV vaccine takes away some of the “scare factor” of having sex and STDs; and birth control usage rates are up, so the government is lowering funding for universities’ health services (including reduced-cost birth control), forcing some women to go without their preferred choice of bc. forced abstinence. but, given a choice, would the government rather subsidize safe sex or subsidize children born of not safe sex?
given that, time to tout the government-supported abstinence television commercials preying on parents’ greatest fear: their special snowflake might have sex before marriage. OH EM GEE!
if i have a kid, it’s getting gardasil the day she turns 11 (if it’s a girl) and i’m bringing out every contraceptive known to man the day we talk about sex. i ain’t deluded.