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  • Yes I do

    You can't gt herpes if you never had sex right? You also can't get pregnant if you don't have sex, so while condoms are only 99% effective, abstinence has been proven to be 100% effective 100% of the time. Therefor I support it, there are no benefits to teaching our kids that sex outside marriage is acceptable.

  • For the sake of our future, Yes.

    Abstinence is not just about sex, and it is not about demonizing the sexual experience. The obvious benefits are 0% risk of STD(I)'s and pregnancies. What people don't see (or don't care about) are the multitude of other benefits. It prevents young women from the undue stress of unknown pregnancies (Condoms break, pills are forgotten, patches fall off, and the heat of the moment leaves little time for being safe), It also saves them from having to go on birth control and alter their hormones during a critical stage of growth. The stress of abortion's because pregnancy, along with almost the entire abortion debate for teens, drop outs because of pregnancy, having to raise a child as a teen mother/father. It teaches Delay of gratification and impulse control. Two very important skills that are being forced out of our youth. If people would stop bad mouthing abstinence (because they lack their own self control) and it was the standard for behavior again, you wouldn't have young men and women pressuring each other into having sex. Calling someone a prude or virgin would not be an insult or leverage because the majority would be in favor of not having sex (outside of a committed relationship). It would teach commitment and lay the foundations for stronger relationships by not entering with prior experience and having that bonding with your partner. It would teach responsibility and maturity to youth, something that they need now, more than ever.

    I'm not saying we don't teach our youth sexual education. These subjects are most certainty not mutually exclusive. When the time comes and it is right to do so, Sex with your partner should be at the forefront of a healthy relationship. But telling our kids that they have no control and they are just going to do it anyways so "be safe" is repugnant, they need to be taught how to control themselves, their urges, and to take responsibility by delaying gratification and waiting for the proper conditions to be met. If those conditions are not met, it serves as a goal to drive them to succeed and achieve something.

  • The best option.

    A long time ago, I remember someone saying that the best contraceptive is a nickle. All you have to do is hold it between your knees. One thing you can't argue is that the only sure way to prevent pregnancy or STD's is abstinence, therefore it is the best option.
    The problem is, teens tend to be pretty stupid. To make it worse, they don't always listen to adults. What they fail to realize is that the adults who are giving them advice were once teens themselves. They know exactly what the teen is going through from their own experience as teens. To make things worse, some teens actually try to get pregnant. How stupid is that?

  • Yes, abstinence should be taught

    The best way to avoid pregnancy and the transmission of STDs or STIs is to not have sex before marriage. That much is obvious. That being said, in our present America cultural signals that encourage promiscuity are far, far more influential than the signals which discourage it. Given this, solely teaching abstinence is not enough, because most won't take it seriously. The best system will teach students how to use birth control and condoms while making then aware that 100% "safe" sex is nonexistent and that the safest path in life involves avoiding premarital sex.

  • Yes, abstinence should be taught

    The best way to avoid pregnancy and the transmission of STDs or STIs is to not have sex before marriage. That much is obvious. That being said, in our present America cultural signals that encourage promiscuity are far, far more influential than the signals which discourage it. Given this, solely teaching abstinence is not enough, because most won't take it seriously. The best system will teach students how to use birth control and condoms while making then aware that 100% "safe" sex is nonexistent and that the safest path in life involves avoiding premarital sex.

  • How many teenagers do you know plan on staying abstient throught high school (by choice)

    Why teach something that no one is going to listen to? It is a waste of everyones time. You are telling kids the only way to stay STD free is not to have sex. Babies can get STDs from their mother during birth. What about sharing needles? You can get an STD that way too. Teenagers don't need nor WANT to be taught not to have sex before marrige, instead we should be taught about safe-sex, condoms, birth control and how to avoid getting an STD. Be smart and look at teenagers, dont just say "well when I was your age..." Because this is not then its now. Teenagers are going to make dumb mistakes, so teach us how to deal with the reprecussions of those dumb mistakes and teach us how to avoid the completely life altering reprecussions of those mistakes.

  • It's simply not working

    We should be teaching children that sex is ok and natural. As long as they are having protected sex and are using precautions so that they don't get pregnant or get STDs. On a personal level I was taught abstinence since the age of 11 and my mother even used scare tactics like showing me pictures of STDs and I still lost my virginity at 15 and had a child at 16.

  • No i don't support abstinence education

    The earth has enough room for a trillion people. If people all had solar panels covering the entire roof of their house and had electric vehicles then trillions of people could have enough electricity to live with on earth. The only issue is food and if everyone was normal weight or underweight and everyone was vegan the earth could support like 50 billion people or more. If everyone was sedentary and didn't waste any calories exercising or working out the world could support 100 billion people or more.

  • No they should not teach abstinence unless there's overpopulation

    If the world can support more people than its okay if people get pregnant. There's enough space on earth for a trillion people. There's enough solar powered electricity for trillions of people if they have solar panels that cover their entire roof and electric vehicles. The only issue is food and if all people become vegan and all people become normal weight or underweight from not eating too many calories the earth can support 14 billion people or more.

  • Curiosity Leads To Mistakes

    Humans throughout history explored the unknown. We are drawn to new possibilities to which we do not know the result; yet may feature a better outcome. This has been shown throughout history even going back the colonization of America; where Europe was looking for a better way to reach the East.

    Teaching sexual education with an abstinence-based standard will just further interest in it. Making something that is biologically programmed into us taboo would only make interest in exploration increase. There is proof for this.

    Http://www.Reuters.Com/article/us-sex-abstinence-idUSN1423677120070414

    While I'm fully against promiscuity in humans, this will do nothing but make our children of the future more promiscuous.

  • We need to teach teens how to have sex safely and healthily, rather than condemning it as a wrongdoing.

    It's been proven that places with abstinence-based education systems have higher teenage pregnancy and STD rates than places that don't. Teaching teenagers that sex is wrong, dirty, and sinful is only going to fuel their curiosity for it more. Let's face it; whether we like it or not, teenagers are going to explore their sexual desires, so we should be teaching them how to do these things safely. Yes, we should teach them of the bad things that can happen as a result of unprotected sex, but a sex-positive education is proven to be more capable of preventing teenage pregnancies and STD's than an abstinence-based education.

  • Teaching abstinence in place of sex education hurts far more than it helps.

    As someone who was taught abstinence instead of an acceptable sex education, it's not okay. I didn't learn anything that I needed to know. It has been proven that teaching abstinence in the place of sex ed has been proven to be far less effective (leading to more STDs, STIs, and pregnancies), and I saw that in my school because of the amount of teenagers that were uneducated in an environment where they should be the opposite.

  • It's not working

    Over 75% of the students in High School have this type of lesson at least one time but no one has listened because it is teaching the kids restriction why teach them about restriction when they're going to do it anyway. Focus on the real issue as in telling them if they do go into that stuff to use protection. In my High School 15% of the girls are pregnant and 60% have done it at least once like I said this program is not doing anything and a waste of tax payers money.


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