"WASHINGTON - Students who participated in sexual abstinence programs were just as likely to have sex a few years later as those who did not, according to a long-awaited study mandated by Congress.
Also, those who attended one of the four abstinence classes reviewed reported having similar numbers of sexual partners as those who did not attend the classes, and they first had sex at about the same age as their control group counterparts — 14 years and nine months, according to Mathematica Policy Research Inc.
The federal government now spends about $176 million annually on abstinence-until-marriage education. Critics have repeatedly said they don't believe the programs are working, and the study will give them reinforcement...."
Abstinence Students Still Having Sex
Okay, first, please see the mainstream story about anal sex...the "taboo" sex....linked on the right. As a mom who talks to moms, I have to say that we are well aware that when we don't educate our kids completely about sex, they go thinking if they, um, do that, then it's not "sex." Same for oral sex. Just so you know.
Lori says that $176 Million could have bought a lot of condoms. I say I hope those were some damn fine "Purity Balls." I mean for that wad of cash, there better have been real diamonds involved to bribe these girls to turn their hymens over and forget that they are in charge of their own sexuality.
Apparantly we need to reinforce abstinence in four years so that all the fourteen year olds who will then be eighteen years old will perhaps have a Second Virginity or something. Fourteen y'all. Sex at fourteen. What do you want your kid to know?
You are so my b1tch.
- Lori G
Payment of debt owed from the chopped off wiener story :P
When I heard about this on Good Morning America last week, I let myself have a chuckle about it. $176 million. I guess this means there won't be another "Just Say No" campaign on the horizon.
- golden eagle