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Friday, October 31, 2008

Abstinence Only?

Here's a great article discussing why so many evangelical teens are becoming pregnant.

Well worth the lengthy read.


  1. It's really too bad abstinence doesn't work better...it would be nice if all these crazy Fundies would ease up on the breeding.

  2. I remember reading something, somewhere, sometime, about "Christian teens" turning to oral and anal sex, since it isn't "real sex". I remember thinking, is that what all those good Christian parents wanted from their abstinence only sex education?

    "Sweet Little Susie can really play the skin flute and her back door is always open, but at least her hymen is intact".

  3. Abstinence. The word is hideous in it's own way. Think about it.

    Abstinence is the present participle of abstin─ôre, (the French root word) to hold back.

    A nasty word indeed, depending on just what the definition of abstinence is, sexually speaking.

    And therein lies the problem.

  4. Sorry to be so presumptuous, but I was just trying to decide what I would abstain from over the next few weeks, and sex is the first thing that comes to mind.

    I mean, I have to feed the goldfish and stuff, can't abstain from that..ya know what I'm sayin'?

  5. You're right, NM, that's worth reading. Those poor kids -- I mean the fundie teens and their disdvantaged babies and their doomed marriages -- all very sad.

    OTOH, Shelby Knox is an impressive young woman and her parents deserve kudos for raising her to speak her mind and to work for change, starting in her own neighborhood.

  6. Sitting in their paint-flaking shacks and trailers, sleepless with three or four wailing children, a fist on the table and blaming the liberals for their misery.


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