From Stirling McLaughlin comes this laughable piece of prudish propaganda.

Youths AIDS poster

Yes, I understand that they’re trying to deal with a serious issue in a “hip” way, but did you notice that there was no mention at all about “safe” sex, or any indication of multiple partners? Intravenous drug use? Anything? No, it is simply “Have sex, and you risk AIDS.”

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: abstinence is a best idea that no one practices. In lieu of that, hammering home the idea of responsible sex activity and protection is paramount. But we need to stop pretending like if we wish hard enough, everyone will be a virgin until they’re over 21 and married. It’s a laughably puritan idea that should have died long ago—and did die long ago in many European countries which now have a very open attitude toward sex (and, you may have noticed, much lower abortion/rape/STD rates than the US).

§1837 · April 23, 2007 · Tags: , , , ·

3 Comments to “Sex = Death”

  1. Allison says:

    Well, the good news is that we are smart. Yay us! haha

  2. Allison says:

    This is a test to see if I did that gravatar thing right. I love you!

  3. Fips says:

    That poster is just a question of sums. Top four lines vs. bottom three lines. Since the latter are pretty guaranteed whatever life you choose, I’ll be taking the top four!

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