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Old 04-18-2007, 09:18 AM   #1
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Post Does Abstinence Only Work?

Just saying no may not be an effective strategy in keeping kids from having sex, a newly released study reports.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:36 AM   #2
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Alright, counseling doesn't work. We've had it for just over 10 years and sexuality is still rising among youth today. I can agree to that and it's a problem. Alternatives?
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It is a myriad of things contributing to the rise of teen sex. It will take a whole lot of things to cause a drop in the numbers. You have sex on tv and movies everywhere. Seventeen magazine which is for teens is now all about sex. When I was growing up you would have never seen anything about sex or anything sexual in it. It is disgusting the contents you will find in a teen magazine today. Try taking your 12 y/o son to a PG movie. They should really be rated R. Full of sexual content. We have created a society today where sex sells everything, it is ok to be sexual at a young age, but we want to complain about teenagers having sex at a young age. Now if we want to change the numbers we must change what is going into their minds and the age at which this starts. Yes I can turn the TV off and I do. But you almost can not get away from it anymore. You have to be the police 24/7 which should not be necessary.

But I will say this..I have a 21 y/o daughter who is still saying NO. I have raised her that her virginity is the most precious thing she will have to offer her new husband on her wedding night and that it is God's desire for her to remain pure. She is doing her best to honor this in a society that has made it hard and where kids are picked on for choosing to remain pure. Hopefully, more parents will wake up, smell the roses, and try to do the same. I have raised my 18 y/o son in the same manner as my daughter. He is to respect a young lady, he is to remain pure, and he is to honor God above all. Hopefully he will stay on a good path as well.

Society wonders why we are sliding downhill so fast. Take a look at what we are doing and teaching our children and all of your questions will be answered.
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I agree that parenting is a big issue here. TV, I'm not so sure. I mean sexually explicit material is already heavily censored in the States. Adult programs on television containing sexual material only come on during the late hours of the night while children should be in bed. Sexually explicit magazines are sold behind the counter and adults must ask for them. Movies containing sexual material must be rented by an adult or purchased from behind the counter. The big one is the Internet, where porn is very easily obtained. There are several ways to monitor your child's activity online or block R-rated sites entirely.

The trick is WHERE is the sexual influence coming from? It's just not likely that TV and magazines are the primary source. The Internet may be, but we can fix that with a little knowledge and desire to do so.

Peers are the only other source of sexual influence. This is something that cannot be helped as you can't teach other people's kids how to behave. You can only teach your own what to avoid and hope they listen. If you spend a lot of time with your child and maintain your position as his/her primary influence, you'll find it much easier. Your child will listen far more openly and do exactly as you do (like they did when they were toddlers and you were practically the only influence they had).
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Anime, you really must have taken the red pill and blue pill. Just wander through Barnes and Noble magazine section and look at what is facing you front and center. Most of the magazines on the front row are full of sexual content on the cover right where children can see it and read it. More on this later.
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I don't recall seeing many children browsing or buying magazines in Barnes and Noble.
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It is a myriad of things contributing to the rise of teen sex. It will take a whole lot of things to cause a drop in the numbers. You have sex on tv and movies everywhere. Seventeen magazine which is for teens is now all about sex. When I was growing up you would have never seen anything about sex or anything sexual in it. It is disgusting the contents you will find in a teen magazine today. Try taking your 12 y/o son to a PG movie. They should really be rated R. Full of sexual content. We have created a society today where sex sells everything, it is ok to be sexual at a young age, but we want to complain about teenagers having sex at a young age. Now if we want to change the numbers we must change what is going into their minds and the age at which this starts. Yes I can turn the TV off and I do. But you almost can not get away from it anymore. You have to be the police 24/7 which should not be necessary.

But I will say this..I have a 21 y/o daughter who is still saying NO. I have raised her that her virginity is the most precious thing she will have to offer her new husband on her wedding night and that it is God's desire for her to remain pure. She is doing her best to honor this in a society that has made it hard and where kids are picked on for choosing to remain pure. Hopefully, more parents will wake up, smell the roses, and try to do the same. I have raised my 18 y/o son in the same manner as my daughter. He is to respect a young lady, he is to remain pure, and he is to honor God above all. Hopefully he will stay on a good path as well.

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Old 04-18-2007, 12:33 PM   #9
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Alright, counseling doesn't work. We've had it for just over 10 years and sexuality is still rising among youth today. I can agree to that and it's a problem. Alternatives?

LAF that's kinda silly, Anime.

Given your choice of reasonable alternatives, what would you choose over sex?
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>sexuality is still rising among youth today.

Do we know that for a fact? I'm not saying that it isn't, but seeing how teen pregnancy rates have been dropping for years why wouldn't we assume that the rate young people are having sex is dropping (or at least staying steady)t as well?
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From a recent study:

"In 2005, 47% of high school students (grades 9-12) reported ever having had sexual intercourse, down from 54% in 1991."

http://www.teenpregnancy.org/resourc...ns/default.asp
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I think fear of STD's might be the main factor

The kids know more and know it at a much younger age but with that they too have seen friends and family go down with HIV and many other STD's and that alone should make them stop and think what it is they are doing.
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I don't recall seeing many children browsing or buying magazines in Barnes and Noble.
True, but adults buy them and bring them home and stack them up. At least I do. But I don't buy Maxim or Seventeen, and I doubt my kids are interested in "Popular Mechanics" or "Home Power" magazines...
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From a recent study:
"In 2005, 47% of high school students (grades 9-12) reported ever having had sexual intercourse, down from 54% in 1991."

Not only that, once the got all the Southwood coaches off the streets, the percentages immediately fell another 5%...
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Being that all posting at the moment on this thread are men except me and you are mostly oblivious to what goes on around you most of the time (reality check boys). Pay attention in Barnes and Noble, the kids are running all through it. And in speaking of the magazines I was talking about the smaller kids I was speaking directly of the 14, 15, and 16 year olds. I guess you may also not be paying attention to what these kids think is and is not sex these days. To them it is not sex if it is not intercourse. So they can have oral sex and its ok. Oral sex is rising among the youth of today rapidly leading to a whole lot of issues. They learned a lot from Clinton on that.

This again comes down to parenting and styles. What is going to be acceptable in your home and what you want your children to see and learn may not be acceptable in mine.
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