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Sex ed and driver’s ed.

One thing that really grinds my gears is the way adolescent sexuality is framed by “progressives”.  The old saw is, “Well, we can’t stop teenagers from having sex, so we’d better educate them about it.”  The assumption is that if … Continue reading

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Masturbation and teenage sex.

Mark Regnerus, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin, is a conservative evangelical Christian who believes that sex outside of wedlock is a sacrilege.  (Sacrilege:  “Desecration, profanation, misuse, or theft of something sacred.”  American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Ed.)  … Continue reading

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Dumb teenagers who have sex.

I never had sex in high school.  I didn’t even try.  And the reason for this wasn’t just shyness or lack of self-esteem (although that was certainly part of it).  The other reason, in retrospect, was snobbery.  It wasn’t a … Continue reading

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The eraser test.

To even the casual observer, it’s obvious that many people promote a sexual ethic from which they once deviated – often in spectacular fashion – when they were younger and exploring their own sexuality.  Yet these people aren’t usually labeled … Continue reading

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Sex, dogs, and science.

Susan Walsh at “Hooking Up Smart” recently wrote about a study on adolescent dating, Terms of Endearment.  According to the study, many girls will endure sex they don’t want to find relationships, and boys will endure relationships to find sex.  … Continue reading

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If sex is outlawed, only outlaws will have sex.

One criticism of abstinence education is that it increases the chance of unplanned pregnancy.  The idea is, teenagers who believe in abstinence will feel badly if they prepare for sex by arranging birth control, but feel less culpable if sex … Continue reading

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