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  •  I much prefer "abstinence encouraged" (4+ / 0-)
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    mmacdDE, 417els, Lashe, Ahianne

    There's nothing wrong with telling kids it's better to wait till they're mentally and emotionally ready for a sexual relationship...but that should be in the context of "if you can't wait, here's what to do and here's what could happen if you don't".

    Abstinence only education is like handing a kid a loaded gun and telling him not to use it rather than giving proper teaching in care and use -- but as we've seen in recent news reports, that's been happening way too frequently too.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Tue May 07, 2013 at 11:43:41 AM PDT

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