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Abstinence only Education. by OurHandOfSorrow Abstinence only Education. by OurHandOfSorrow
"The worst thing to teach teenagers is abstinence only education!"

Regardless if any of you are personally going to wait till marriage to have sex, you all gotta agree it's completely ridiculous to expect all teenagers across the world to wait, right?

Waiting till marriage does not lower your risk of contracting an STI, having a pregnancy scare or the chance of having an abortion.

Abstinence does nothing but make some teenagers feel ashamed of themselves when they realize that their bodies are going against their teachers/parents/peers teachings that sex is only for two married people. It is perfectly normal to experience horny-ness when you hit that wonderful seven years of your life when you're a teenager.

You can teach teenagers abstinence only education till you're blue in the face, they're still probably going to go behind your back and engage in sexual activity anyway. Why? Because that's what teenagers do! Most of them are horny little bastards...Unless they're extremely asexual.

And sometimes it goes even further than: "Don't have sex till marriage!" Some of the teachings go as far as to tell teenagers that condoms and birth control to not help prevent STIs and pregnancy, when it is very clear that it does. Heck, if it weren't for condoms and birth control, I would have probably had an abortion by now!

I was mostly taught: "Just say no till marriage!" in school. We were taught about condoms and birth control and shit like that, but they always added: "Remember, kids! Just say no!"

Guess what? I had sex when I was 15 anyway. And thanks to my sex education classes, I've never been pregnant or had an STI in my whole life.

Get this: In countries like America, where they taught nothing but abstinence for 10 years: The teen pregnancies and STIs are high, and abortion is huge. It is more noticeable in states like Mississippi that don't teach sex education than it is compared to states that teach it.

While in countries like The Netherlands, where they teach sex education from the age of FIVE, the teenage pregnancies, transmitted STIs and abortions are the lowest in the WHOLE WORLD.

Facts and statistics on abstinence only education:


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:iconfinland-skywalker:
Finland-Skywalker Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Even worse than teaching them to be bigots?
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ceremonially-unclean Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As a former chemistry teacher in Metro New Orleans, I so, so, so, so agree.

The questions that some seventeen year olds would ask me regarding sex blew my mind. They were so ill-informed that it was heart breaking.

I witnessed too many unplanned, teen pregnancies and rape crises.

Too young or not, the majority will have sex or will be interested in it. Sex ed would also aid in the ignorant youth cultures toward women and non-heterosexual folks.

whoops this was a long comment.
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Section79 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
I was never taught sex ed as a teenager. I grew up in a Protestant home and my parents, who very conservative, homeschooled me, and never lectured me on sex. I didn't even know what sex was until I was 15, and since then, I had to learn about sex using the internet and Wikipedia (which isn't always truthful, mind you). And now I'm unsure if I know everything there is to know about sex, even at age 20. I know how condoms works, I know about the pill, I even know about anal and oral sex. But even with those things, I'm still unsure. If only I had received proper sex ed... :(
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Section79 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
This may sound like a stupid question, but if sex ed is something we should all learn, does that mean asexuals should learn it too?
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:iconpuppyloveimani:
PuppyloveImani Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Sexual education stems far past the 'penis goes in hole' parts. It covers a wide range of things from general personal health, to the effects of it on on relationships, life and otherwise. everyone needs to learn it. Its a huge part of basic life, and the fact that they wont do it doesn't mean they don't need to learn about it.
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Section79 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
I always thought that asexuals found sex to be repulsive and disgusting and the last thing they'd ever wanna do.
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:iconpuppyloveimani:
PuppyloveImani Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Its not that they find it repulsive at all. It only means they have no desire to do it. They arent attracted to anything psycally. Like they cant feel horny so they just dont do it.
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Green-Tea-Flower Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Student General Artist
Abstinence is NOT %100 effective! Just ask Lady Madonna.
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:iconour-celestial-death:
Our-Celestial-Death Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I was never even taught what a clit was in high school.  can you believe how pissed I was when i found out my body can have multiple orgasms by myself?????? outrage
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:iconjaguar24:
Jaguar24 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I want a decent sex Ed class!
My shop teacher used to teach health and he did a course similar to sex Ed.
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:iconkeznen:
Keznen Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I believe you should be at least 20 years old to have sex. To each their own, though, so please do not start an argument.
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Briannabater Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Professional Photographer
Yes
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:iconc0ffee-sh0p:
C0ffee-Sh0p Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Student General Artist
I live in Mississippi o_o
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:iconuranusisagasgiant:
UranusIsAGasGiant Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
15? Wtf?! Gross.....were your parents pissed?
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:iconmemocha:
memocha Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
at least it's pretty close to the age of consent if you live in an area where it's 16. better than fucking when you've just turned 12
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:iconyuki-yukine:
Yuki-Yukine Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
I had sex at 15 fuck off 
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
15 is a completely normal age to start, what's so bad about it?
Hell, where I come from kids start even earlier sometimes. But we have decent sex ed starting in 5th grade, so the teen pregnancy and STD rates here are extremely low. Because that's how you do it right.
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:iconcrystal-quartz:
Crystal-Quartz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How's having sex at 15 gross? Sex is gross?
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:iconuranusisagasgiant:
UranusIsAGasGiant Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
At 15 it is.
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:iconjaguar24:
Jaguar24 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really, many underaged kids (I mean under 13l engage in sex
So 15 isn't gross
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ToastedToast15 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You had sex when you were 15? I'm 16, and I've never even KISSED anyone before! I've never even gotten a DATE! (I'm not chiding you, I'm simply surprised that I am older than the age you had sex, and I still haven't even kissed anyone). And no, I am not ace.
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DarkFishking Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
Some people are more lucky than others...
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:icontoastedtoast15:
ToastedToast15 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm fine with it though. I'm focusing on school right now anyway.
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:icondarkfishking:
DarkFishking Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
Good for you.
I am cerainly not fine with it.
My sexual drive is drivin' me outside of my sanity.
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:icontoastedtoast15:
ToastedToast15 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can masturbate if you want, in case that helps.
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:icondarkfishking:
DarkFishking Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
I do multiple times a day.
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StylishCat100 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The more you tell them not to do it, the more they'd want to do it. Inverse psychology.
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ZadaMakara Featured By Owner Edited Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
And the scary thing is is that my sex Ed teacher (when we had one for a week) told everyone that condoms break every time 
when I got home I borrowed a condom and managed to fit both of my feet into it without it breaking
but they always break 
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Jaguar24 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry I laughed a bit when you said you put both your feet in. I found that funny.
But it proves a point
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XGhostTheDog Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Gee, in my health class they only taught abstinence. I heard that they gave out condoms to kids too (I wasn't there that day so I have no idea what happened.) It seems like most adults have forgotten that teenagers are horn dogs. :P
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Clockblockers Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They don't teach you how to do sex safely, either.
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NyuIa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
in my sex-ed class they taught us about masturbation and other stuff, nothing about "DONT HAVE SEX UNTIL YOU'RE MARRIED OR YOUR PENIS WILL FALL OFF"

seriously, i'm never gonna have sex, i'm asexual, but if other people do before marriage that's fine. 
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MetallicGirl Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Writer
Starting sex ed at age five is ridiculous if you ask me, but teaching abstinence-only is also a bad idea. The kids don't listen all the time. I actually told myself (when I was 12) not to have sex until I was 19, but I ended up doing it at 16.
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Kimba-417 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
I just decided myself not to have sex till I'm at least 20. Nobody told me to, I just decided it. I DO want a boyfriend, though.
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VioletKat-214 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
coughfuckyouTexascough
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Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The worst thing, really? I can think of worse things I could teach teens.
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TheJame5X Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can tell, based off your Hitler profile pic. LOL 
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Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
:iconlolhitlerplz: :iconohuplz:
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Briannabater Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Ayep.  Thanks for posting this.
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Derpylicious8 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
our school has abstinence only education and now I've become the schools unofficial student sex ed teacher because people just come to me with questions.
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NyuIa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
haha, nice. at my school they said nothing about abstinence.
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pokemonsonicgirl123 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, there was a great decrease in teen pregnancy in recent years.
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Calychoco-Meisaki Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Teenagers are more and more informed about contraception, thanks goodness.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
I think that's cause the previous generation freaked them all out.
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DarkVikingMistress Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Writer
I actually read up somewhere that in those great European countries such as Holland, parents and teachers use an open and liberal approach to sex with their teenagers/teenage children, and allow them to talk about it openly, have boyfriends/girlfriends over for sleepovers, etc. And it really works too! Start reading about it here if ya wish: www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/…

If I was at one of the many catholic schools that are offered in Victoria, Australia (represent!) then I probably would've not have had the cooler, open approach to learning about drugs and sex than I did at my alternative school. Religion always likes to keep these matters private it seems, and it REALLY doesn't apply to today's society. I mean be religious if you want but some of the teachings are arachic, life is not black/white anymore because we have so much new information about all these categories of people. Is it really that bad or immoral even to have sex with a trusted boyfriend/girlfriend of months/years? Why does only marriage warrant a ticket to sex and family and stuff? It's only a ring on the finger, I don't see the connection between amazing family-ness and a ring, IMO. I guess I'm kind of biased because I'm atheist. I wouldn't mind if someone would want to try and "re-bunk" the ring and amazing family man/woman connection though, I love cool and calm debates ;)
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Writer
You don't seem to realize that Catholic operate under the assumption that there are moral dimensions to sex.
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DarkVikingMistress Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Writer
Hmmm ok? Moral dimensions? I'm only morally opposed to people having extremely casual sex where they do not even know the person well, I mean you are sharing bodies...so some amount of discretion should be involved. That is dangerous. But a ring is only symbolic to be honest. It doesn't actually mean anything in regards to sex. If people want to have sex after marriage go for it, but I feel that to force the same standard on everyone else is wrong.
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Writer
You are comparing the Dutch state-where most types of drugs an prostitution are legal-teaching system to that of the Catholic Church-one of the oldest institutions in the world. 
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DarkVikingMistress Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Writer
I'm comparing the systems of sexual education and nothing else. What do prostitution and drugs have to do with sexual education?

Ok. The Catholic Church is one of the oldest institutions in the world. No offence if you're catholic, but why does that fact that it's older imply that it's better?
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