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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Condoms fail, quite often actually. By not offering condoms, you may discourage sex itself.
    Then why does the military offer condoms to sailors and other service members on liberty? Wouldn't it be better to not offer them condoms, thus discouraging sex and potential problems? In fact, military members are much more likely to have the resources to get the condoms on their own than high schoolers, yet the services still make free condoms available to them, particularly in ports known for STDs and women looking to hook up with an American for the chance of making a little American. I know. I was there getting condoms offered to me as we left the ship to go on liberty.

    Research shows that condom availability does not increase sexual activity. Nor does making condoms less accessible decrease sexual activity.

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    Condom Availability Programs in U.S. Schools

    It seems that pediatricians agree that condoms should be made available in schools.

    Condom Use by Adolescents

    It makes sense. There is no research showing an increase in sexual activity within those schools that have condoms available/more available than schools that don't.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No, your point was that if I want to lower cost created from the safety net then I must support an extension of that safety net. Why not just remove the damn net if that is my goal?
    Really? You're going to tell me my point? Priceless.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    By not offering condoms, you may discourage sex itself.
    You're kidding, right?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why is the word retarded in that context a problem again?



    No, your point was that if I want to lower cost created from the safety net then I must support an extension of that safety net. Why not just remove the damn net if that is my goal?


    No social safety net = more homeless or starving people = more misery and more beggars and more THIEVES.


    And if you're one of the Haves, the beggars and thieves are coming to see YOU.


    You can have social safety nets of some sort (I'll grant you our current setup is HORRIFICALLY inefficient and badly applied, needs improvement) or you can have more misery, beggars and thieves.


    Some reasonable sort of social safety net seems much preferable to me. Now personally I'd like to ****can the entire current system and rebuild it from the ground up in a way that makes sense, operates efficiently and more cheaply, and is chiefly focused on the Hand-UP: getting the person retrained for a decent job and back into the "self-supporting" category again quickly, if at all possible, but that's another discussion....

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Yes, %12 is quite often. Given that most teenagers would be screwing like bunny rabbits if they could legally and freely purchase a limitless supply of condoms. I don't understand your "no conscience" statement, do you really believe that most teenagers willingly have unprotected sex? No, they do not. By giving free access to condoms, you encourage more sexual activity, and with the %12 abysmal failure rate, you may have more pregnancies and/or STDs.
    Do you seriously believe this? That is simply not true. Many teens are afraid of sex. Even if they do it once or more, they still don't want to "screw like bunny rabbits" just because of their being teenagers. This truly is a myth.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Really? You're going to tell me my point? Priceless.
    Why yes, I am. Regardless, I have no interest in helping your programs. The sooner they drown the better.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Do you seriously believe this? That is simply not true. Many teens are afraid of sex. Even if they do it once or more, they still don't want to "screw like bunny rabbits" just because of their being teenagers. This truly is a myth.
    A lot of kids do it simply because of peer pressure. Whether that be pressure from a boyfriend/girlfriend or because they just want to fit in with their friends who have already done it. Other reasons as well of course, but I would place this one high up on the list, along with plain old curiosity.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    A lot of kids do it simply because of peer pressure. Whether that be pressure from a boyfriend/girlfriend or because they just want to fit in with their friends who have already done it. Other reasons as well of course, but I would place this one high up on the list, along with plain old curiosity.
    Despite being about twice removed from my teens, I do remember how I felt back then. Sex scared me. And I had a mother who was very good at talking to me about sex and assuring me that she would put me on birth control if I ever needed it. She was really open about sex. She always emphasized abstinence, but she also said that she understood that sometimes teen pressure could be hard to resist so if there was ever a chance of me having sex, I was to make sure that he used a condom and that she would prefer I asked her to put me on BC. I had a lot of friends who felt like this or who simply didn't believe the risk of becoming a teen parent was worth that little bit of fun time. (I think teens may care more about STDs and HIV now than we did in the 90s. It seems like that always felt like more of an "adult" thing as compared to unwanted pregnancies. Now, I doubt as many teens see it that way.)
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Know what else discourages teen pregnancies? Telling teenagers that if they get knocked up, the government won't support them and they're SOL.

    That also has the benefit of being cheaper to the taxpayers, and beneficial to society overall if we decide to employ Soylent Green.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No, they can get their ass down to the store and pay for their own condoms.
    Many kids fear, often legitimately, that if they go to the store they will be spotted by an adult who will rat them out. That is why they should be available to high school kids in school attached to a pamphlet on how to use them properly and and an explanation the risks of breakage and diseases that condom do not necessarily prevent.

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