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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    They should in a perfect world. In this world I'm not sure expecting that is feasible. I'd rather pay less than count on the parents to buy condoms for their kids.
    In a perfect world? What's so darn hard about that? Seriously, lowering expectations for something this simple, it's no wonder I think the personal responsibility in this country often looks like ****.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    In a perfect world? What's so darn hard about that? Seriously, lowering expectations for something this simple, it's no wonder I think the personal responsibility in this country often looks like ****.
    I feel like my expectations are realistic. Short of completely changing the culture of America, I think this might be the best option.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    I've never understood why we have no problem with kids doing risky things such as playing football, mountain climbing, surfing etc., but when it comes to sex, any risk becomes unacceptable. With the other activities we teach the kids how to do it safely and responsibly and provide them with access to safety equipment. The only reason we don't do that with sex is because of religion/superstition and the irrational shame and hypocrisy that it encourages. Nearly everyone will have sex, everyone needs to learn how to do it safely and responsibly. Safe sex is possible thanks to condoms etc., lets stop pretending that we still live in the time when there was no method for having safer sex.
    I'm not thinking about the sex so much as I'm thinking about engaging in activity that can seriously **** up someone else's life . . . hello - huge difference. If sex only posed a risk to the individual then it wouldn't matter at all.

    The whole reason behind condoms is because of the major - HUGE - results that can happen from sex.

    But seriously - a few bucks for condoms? I fail to see how that's just horrible to expect for someone - ESPECIALLY when there are so many other more reliable forms of protection out there in regard to pregnancy.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Personal responsibility should trump fun or pleasure.
    We don't live in the world of "should". We live in the world of "do" or "do not". Often, among teenagers personal responsibility "does not" trump fun or pleasure. Cry about it all you want, that doesn't change reality.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    I feel like my expectations are realistic. Short of completely changing the culture of America, I think this might be the best option.
    Let me make sure I've got this straight. You don't think expecting the parents to provide the condoms is realistic???
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    We don't live in the world of "should". We live in the world of "do" or "do not". Often, among teenagers personal responsibility "does not" trump fun or pleasure. Cry about it all you want, that doesn't change reality.
    Definitely. That is the harsh reality.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Let me make sure I've got this straight. You don't think expecting the parents to provide the condoms is realistic???
    Yes, some might, but many would not. I believe that in this world, offering free condoms funded by the taxpayers would cost less for the taxpayer than not doing so.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    We don't live in the world of "should". We live in the world of "do" or "do not". Often, among teenagers personal responsibility "does not" trump fun or pleasure. Cry about it all you want, that doesn't change reality.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Definitely. That is the harsh reality.
    The reality is that society is too ****ing soft on irresponsibility and immorality.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    Should teenagers be given free condoms?
    There is no such thing is a free condom



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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    The reality is that society is too ****ing soft on irresponsibility and immorality.
    Maybe. But you can't change that.

    In the meantime we are facing real world problems that we need to address as best we can.

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