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  1. Penboy United States

    As usual, John Oliver delivers the message brilliantly.

    As for “abstinence,” you might want consider this:

    If you’re trying to decide on a permanent (marriage, for example) partner (either male, female or transgender), and the your partner feels the need to be “abstinent before permanence” then reconsider the “permanence” of said partner, since so many divorces are brought on by incompatible sexuality between them.

    Like it or not, [compatible] sexuality is/will be one of the most important considerations both of you will need to consider and “live with.”

    It is really pathetic here in America that we have so much “diversity” dealing with sex education — including none at all.

  2. horselips United States

    Hilarious! I grew up in the 1950s-1960s, we never had sex-ed. We had “health” which was part of Phys Ed, but it was entirely clinical, focusing on anatomy and physiology. That was it. And we had very low STI/STD rates. Nobody knew anybody who got crabs or gono or syph unless you were in the service and stationed in some third-world shithole. And even though abortion was illegal everywhere, there were very few out-of-wedlock pregnancies. And we all figured out on our own how to suck and fuck and we learned from the street and the gutter about ‘rubbers’ and being careful. We somehow muddled through until The Pill was invented, and the sexual revolution was on!

    Needless to say, advances in birth control resulted in a spike in pregnancies. Widespread teaching of sex-ed in schools led to even more widespread ignorance and a spike in STDs. I don’t think my town even had a VD clinic back then, now they’re everywhere. Go figure.

    I’m not opposed to sex-ed. Really, I’m not. I can see the good intentions and the sincerity behind the effort. However, sex is one those things in life that is counter-intuitive. There is a paradox between information and behavior, especially among adolescents. Tell a kid not to do something and it’s guaranteed he will, Tell a kid to do something, and it’s a sure thing he won’t. The nannies took the swing sets and merry-go-rounds out of playgrounds, and banned things like dodgeball because they were “unsafe” and the kids responded with inventing a whole bunch of extreme sports, each far riskier than anything we did as kids back in the day.

    Maybe one day adults will find a way to reach kids in a way that works. Of course, all they have to do is ask and the kids will tell them – just leave in the information in the gutter – we’ll find it.

    1. ヅ ƊℯѵιԼ♥♂

      @Mr.Horselips
      “Maybe one day adults will find a way to reach kids in a way that works. Of course, all they have to do is ask and the kids will tell them – just leave in the information in the gutter – we’ll find it.”
      ~Sad but true Sir…

    2. Penboy United States

      @horsey:
      “Needless to say, advances in birth control resulted in a spike in pregnancies. Widespread teaching of sex-ed in schools led to even more widespread ignorance and a spike in STDs. I don’t think my town even had a VD clinic back then, now they’re everywhere. Go figure.”

      Where do you get your information? From your priests (the same celibate priests married couples go to for “marriage advice”)?

      The spike in pregnancies (in America) happened because of increased independence of teenagers from their parents — namely, getting a driver’s licence and a car. The “further” away a teenager can get from his parents (including emotionally and psychologically)**, the more likely they would experience some sort of sex including intercourse and therefore pregnancies. And that’s the same for VDs as well (as well as the military reason, but they often brought it back home and it spread from there — both heterosexually and homosexually).

      ** That includes their bedrooms when the parents were away (like at work or whatever).

  3. Old Dan Canada

    How can we even say we have any idea of what true human sexuality is when even normal sexplay is criminalized?

    1. Penboy United States

      “How can we even say we have any idea of what true human sexuality is when even normal sexplay is criminalized?”

      Yes, and even sex education is criminalized as well throughout a huge area of America.

    1. Old Dan Canada

      @Penboy

      Wrong approach! The answer lays deep into our past. Way before McDoh! and even Twinkies. Someone finally figured out how reproduction works. Insert, extract reinsert and then wait 9 months. That guy has the ultimate power over his tribe. He KNEW how it worked and how to control its power. He decided that sex would be based only on what he wanted it to be. Many wives to have as big of a blood line as possible. Somewhere along the line someone else got the message and then started his own tyrannical little sex universe. The “politician” said it’s for the good of the people, therefore to be understood as the ruling class and then the other saying it was god’s will , to be understood as making sure a sadistic mind could rule everyone, kings included.

      So, the short way to the answer is power.

  4. Penboy United States

    What happened to ‘Teasing Tuesday’? It’s now Wednesday AFTERNOON (and that’s on the WEST COAST of USA …. where you are, it’s nearly Thursday) ….. so, can we get a Wet one or a Wonderwear one?

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