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    Re: First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America

    The partisanship in the sex ed debate disgusts me and highlights exactly why it's more about a political agenda than actually educating kids.

    It's not about "abstinence only education" and it's not about "educating kids about sex"....it's about promoting abstinence WHILE teaching safer sex, it's about being realistic about the emotional and physical responsibilities and impact of sex while also being realistic to the likelihood of sex occurring eventually prior to a life long monogamous relationship.

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    Re: First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    It's not about "abstinence only education" and it's not about "educating kids about sex"....it's about promoting abstinence WHILE teaching safer sex, it's about being realistic about the emotional and physical responsibilities and impact of sex while also being realistic to the likelihood of sex occurring eventually prior to a life long monogamous relationship.
    At a divorce rate of 50%, the idea of a lifelong monogamous relationship has become pretty old school. Just saying!

    I don't agree with abstinence education for the most part. It's good to mention it as an option but it should not be the goal. Having a healthy sex life leads to mental wellness. The focus should be on getting to know someone first before having sex with them so that you get to find out about their sexual history, and can have open communication with them about prevention.

    Implanting the idea that it should be abstinence vs. life-long monogamy, and oh yeah you'll probably have sex a few other times in between, is flawed. In the modern world a huge number of people are deciding not to deal with long-term monogamy or marriage at all, but are still able to lead healthy sex lives.

    Re: gonorrhea, we need to find a more novel way of dealing with disease than using antibiotics.

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    Re: First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America

    Teaching abstinence to teens is like Muslims eating pork.

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    Re: First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America

    Maybe this will teach people to stop pumping antibiotics into the world unnecessarily? Probably not.

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    Re: First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America

    Quote Originally Posted by kerussll View Post
    Maybe this will teach people to stop pumping antibiotics into the world unnecessarily? Probably not.
    Yeah antibiotic soaps and creams are big business, and that doesn't even account for the drug business. Don't bet on it. I don't take antibiotics. I would have to be near death and be getting them by IV or have a boil as big as my butt before I will take them.

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    Re: First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America

    Quote Originally Posted by kerussll View Post
    Maybe this will teach people to stop pumping antibiotics into the world unnecessarily? Probably not.
    When livestock are raised walking around in several feet of their own filth in overcrowded feed lots, the overuse of antibiotics is inevitable.

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    Re: First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America

    Quote Originally Posted by Evenstar View Post
    When livestock are raised walking around in several feet of their own filth in overcrowded feed lots, the overuse of antibiotics is inevitable.
    Yes, this is what I'm concerned about. The livestock business pumps staggering amounts of antibiotics into the environment. And to a lesser extent, I'm concerned about dumb people who insist on taking antibiotics for a cold! And the doctors that prescribe them to them

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    Re: First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America

    Quote Originally Posted by kerussll View Post
    Yes, this is what I'm concerned about. The livestock business pumps staggering amounts of antibiotics into the environment. And to a lesser extent, I'm concerned about dumb people who insist on taking antibiotics for a cold! And the doctors that prescribe them to them
    Doctors prescribing antibiotics unnecessarily is a small part of the problem compared to the industrial feed lots where thousands of cattle live in filth.



    Large amounts of antibiotics are necessary in this scenario.

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    Re: First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    At a divorce rate of 50%, the idea of a lifelong monogamous relationship has become pretty old school. Just saying!

    I don't agree with abstinence education for the most part. It's good to mention it as an option but it should not be the goal. Having a healthy sex life leads to mental wellness. The focus should be on getting to know someone first before having sex with them so that you get to find out about their sexual history, and can have open communication with them about prevention.

    Implanting the idea that it should be abstinence vs. life-long monogamy, and oh yeah you'll probably have sex a few other times in between, is flawed. In the modern world a huge number of people are deciding not to deal with long-term monogamy or marriage at all, but are still able to lead healthy sex lives.

    Re: gonorrhea, we need to find a more novel way of dealing with disease than using antibiotics.
    Maybe it's a good time for abstinence and monogamy to become fashionable again_

    I believe if it ever caught on the young and old alike would be happier and healthier_
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    Re: First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    Maybe it's a good time for abstinence and monogamy to become fashionable again_

    I believe if it ever caught on the young and old alike would be happier and healthier_
    For that to happen, modern American culture would have to reign in its sense of entitlement and learn more self-control across the board. Right now people expect everything on demand: TV, food, luxuries, sex, big cars, etc. That has to change.

    I don't believe in culturally forcing people to be monogamous and a return to pre-60's traditional families is not realistic, I just think now we've swung too far the other way perhaps.

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