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Abstinence-only Sex Ed

Discussion in 'Archive: The Senate Floor' started by gwaernardel, Jul 26, 2002.

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  1. gwaernardel

    gwaernardel Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 5, 2001
    Holy crap, I'm amazed this thread is alive again. :)
  2. Saint_of_Killers

    Saint_of_Killers Jedi Youngling star 5

    Feb 18, 2001
  3. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 19, 1999
    Boys and men are actually MORE emotional than women, and more inclined to think sex solves problems. It doesn't, particularly in a culture where the girls are being taught how to use sex to control men.

    That is a very good point. However, I don't think it's a new phenomenon at all. It makes sense that women without other forms of social power would learn to exploit sexuality to piggyback on men's power. If anything, I'd like to think that behavior is becoming less common today, since women have other possibilities available to them. Marriage isn't a competitive sport anymore.

    a_g, I agree that sex should be a private thing - but I think it's hurtful for everyone if society makes sex too private. At least by having condoms publically available, open discussions of sexuality, and billboards flashing skin all over the place, people are forced to acknowledge that sex exists and hopefully won't have to be ashamed to seek out birth control or other help if they need it.
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