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I think it's sad that many parents won't have "the talk" with their kids about this.  I'm not against sex ed unless they are promoting safe sex for teens i.e. teaching them how to have different types of sex, handing out birth control, or graphic discussions of sex.  I do realize with porn sites being easily found on phones and computers that they've probably already seen it all anyway.  They don't need to be promoting alternative sexual lifestyles either.  Just give them the fact on how to avoid pregnancy and contracting sexually transmitted diseases.  

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3 minutes ago, DaveTV1 said:

Just give them the fact on how to avoid pregnancy and contracting sexually transmitted diseases.  

This is the part that has been basically illegal to teach for far too long, especially with our ranking in those categories  being always near the top. 

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26 minutes ago, BarryLaverty said:

This is the part that has been basically illegal to teach for far too long, especially with our ranking in those categories  being always near the top. 

When I had sex ed in High School that is all that was taught both in Health Class and Family Planning and Development.  I realize that was 35 years ago, and sex ed may have changed.  We were given the information we needed to know.  I realize that some school districts in other states are more graphic.  The way I see it just give them the facts.  I know teenagers are going to have sex, and they should be informed that abstinence is 100% effective, but alternatives as well for when they choose to become intimate.  They should know of the risks involved.  I grew up in the AIDS epidemic of the 80's, and we were taught that if you have sex with someone you're also having sex essentially with all of their past sexual partners of the past as well.  So you had to choose your partner well, and be protected in more ways than one.  Most teenagers don't get tested for STD's especially back then when doing so would raise the suspicion of a parent.  

I think parents should remember when they were teenagers and most became sexually active.  They should try to understand that their kids are going through the same hormonal changes that they went through.  Now we're going through the Wuhan instead of AIDS so they're going to have to deal with that aspect as well. I've sort of expect birth rates to go up beginning in December of 2020 and into the early part of 2021 because there's not much else to do.  That's going to raise other issues in regards to intimate contact.  We have super strains of many STD's as well, that they need to bring up.  A shot of penicillin  doesn't knock out the green death anymore.  What's amazing is STD deaths have also risen, but they're not discussing that much anymore.  https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2019/2018-STD-surveillance-report-press-release.html  .  

 

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2 hours ago, DaveTV1 said:

When I had sex ed in High School that is all that was taught both in Health Class and Family Planning and Development.  I realize that was 35 years ago, and sex ed may have changed.  We were given the information we needed to know.  I realize that some school districts in other states are more graphic.  The way I see it just give them the facts.  I know teenagers are going to have sex, and they should be informed that abstinence is 100% effective, but alternatives as well for when they choose to become intimate.  They should know of the risks involved.  I grew up in the AIDS epidemic of the 80's, and we were taught that if you have sex with someone you're also having sex essentially with all of their past sexual partners of the past as well.  So you had to choose your partner well, and be protected in more ways than one.  Most teenagers don't get tested for STD's especially back then when doing so would raise the suspicion of a parent.  

I think parents should remember when they were teenagers and most became sexually active.  They should try to understand that their kids are going through the same hormonal changes that they went through.  Now we're going through the Wuhan instead of AIDS so they're going to have to deal with that aspect as well. I've sort of expect birth rates to go up beginning in December of 2020 and into the early part of 2021 because there's not much else to do.  That's going to raise other issues in regards to intimate contact.  We have super strains of many STD's as well, that they need to bring up.  A shot of penicillin  doesn't knock out the green death anymore.  What's amazing is STD deaths have also risen, but they're not discussing that much anymore.  https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2019/2018-STD-surveillance-report-press-release.html  .  

 

You can’t find a doctor who will even write a script of penicillin anymore. It ‘s too cheap & it works.

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19 hours ago, CarthDawg77 said:

You can’t find a doctor who will even write a script of penicillin anymore. It ‘s too cheap & it works.

I've heard you can buy it at feed and seed stores over the counter, but it's only in shot form according to a friend of mine in Gilmer.  I've been re-reading Jimmy Johnson's "Turning the Thing Around" and when he was in High School in Port Arthur he was busted by his dad at the local whore house.  His dad just shook his head and told him he wasn't paying for any shots.  

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