Wednesday, February 18, 2009

On Bristol Palin and Promiscuity-Only Sex Education

My second-favorite Palin, Bristol, says that abstinence-only sex education is unrealistic:

I don’t want to get into detail about that. But I think abstinence is, like — like, the — I don’t know how to put it — like, the main — everyone should be abstinent or whatever, but it’s not realistic at all.

Abstinence-only education is not only unrealistic, it's also cruel, unnatural, bizarre and capricious. Teenagers should be having sex. Lots and lots of sex, with lots of different partners. It's what they're built for. When you're a teenager, you can have sex as many as seven times in a single five-hour period (I know, I did it). These people who are obsessed with "waiting" until you find the right person are scolds and prudes who want to control other peoples' behavior. If we were honest about our own biological imperatives and didn't have this morbid desire to try to punish children, there wouldn't be any debate over "abstinence-only" education- it would be "promiscuity-only" education. Set these kids free, for crying out loud, and let them do what they're built for, when they want to.

And while we're at it, let's nip this whole "require our youth to provide 'service'" thing in the bud, too.

Leave our children alone!

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