Abstinence-Only Don’t Worked

“Duh!” you say? Well, Florida is learning that lesson the hard way. A recent survey of orange state teenagers revealed a startling slew of myths and misunderstanding of about sex. “State lawmakers said the myths are spreading because of Florida’s abstinence-only sex education.” Some of the myths believed to be true included:

  • Drinking a cap of bleach will prevent HIV.
  • A shot of Mountain Dew will stop pregnancy.
  • Smoking marijuana will prevent a person from getting pregnant.
Officials are proposing a counteractive bill that would require a more comprehensive approach to sex education.

It would still require teaching abstinence but students would also learn about condoms and other methods of birth control and disease prevention.

So you’re still going to teach abstinence-only but you’re also going to teach birth control and disease prevention? Give these kids a break. They’re obviously confused enough as it is. (A cap of bleach!) Now you’re really going to screw them up. “OK, kids. Don’t have sex. Sex is bad. Sex is wrong. That’s lesson number one. Now, tomorrow, we’ll learn about condoms and birth control.”

Here’s an idea. Hey, lawmakers! Stop telling people what to do. It doesn’t work on adults and it won’t work on teenagers either. Even ‘hyper-active pothead bleach-junky’ teenagers in Florida.

Via: Florida Local 6 News

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