Recently in the abortion thread, there's been some a bit of a debate about abstinence-only sexual education. In many schools, mine included, we were not taught about any form of birth control other than abstinence. Condoms were briefly mentioned, but that was all. Other schools teach only methods like withdrawl and the rhythm method. George W. Bush has consistently given funding only to those programs that only teach abstinence, which tend to censor information about other forms of birth control. Personally, I think abstinence-only sex ed is a very bad idea, since it teaches kids nothing about oral sex, anal sex, "outercourse", or the risks involved in any of these things. It also doesn't take into account the fact that some teenagers are going to have sex no matter what you tell them, and they need to know that if they choose to have sex that there are options available. What do you guys think? Mod note: Approved thread.