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Let's Talk About Sex, Responsibly

jkarov Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 10:58 AM
Dear Tired Mom, yes being a parent is hard work, I can sympathize that you are tired! Expecting your children to go through all their teens and even college and wait til marriage to be sexually active is just unrealistic in most Western cultures. Why not give teens all the information there is, and how to prevent pregnancy with contraceptions? Most imporantly is to teach them safe sex informatino to protect them? You can preach to the choir all day and all night, but once they leave your house, the biology of sex is too powerful to expect them to not use it.
Basset Hound Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 8:27 PM
Why not teach them to stand up for themselves and say "this is MY body...these are MY dreams...this is MY life. First you must get to know me, demonstrate to my satisfaction that you are a person of character AND that you're capable of earning a living. Next you have to convince me that you want to be a part of my life (and me to be a part of yours) until death parts us. THEN we'll talk about having sex. If these conditions are unacceptable to you, there's the door".

That's what "Tired Mom" is trying to do, despite being held up for ridicule by those who THINK they're so much smarter than she is.

I say YOU GO GIRLFRIEND. And I might add, my husband and I are raising our daughter that way as well.

Have you heard about the holiday gift some American girls could be getting? Emergency contraception!

During Thanksgiving week the American Academy of Pediatrics announced their recommendation that "morning- after" prescriptions be issued to adolescent girls in advance of need, as a matter of routine.

"There's no good reason" to disagree with the recommendation, the San Francisco Chronicle asserts. But there are actually plenty of them.

Besides being deeply insulting to the dignity of adolescents, this approach exposes the reality that when we talk about sex, we all too often put good health and sense aside. "Women's health" routinely assumes promiscuity, whatever the age, despite...