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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Why do liberals treat being offended or embarrassed like bloody murder? Talk about wanting to be babied.
    Why do conservatives, like yourself, claim that all human dilemmas, human issues, human quests have to be categorized into conservative or liberal shortcomings or successes?

    And of course...you as a conservative, would like to claim all of the successes that occur in human behaviors are conservative initiatives and efforts rather than any of the shortcomings, which you are so quick to label as liberal.

    Now to be fair in my comment...I've seen it work the other way too. Some Liberals are constantly injecting the words "righties", "conservatives", etc.

    It's my opinion...that if people could be randomly selected...asked if they were conservative or liberal....and then asked to define what that means to them in as much detail as possible...most wouldn't genuinely know or understand all of the philosophical elements which would make them one or the other.

    I equate people who constantly call other people liberals or conservatives...are themselves mindless sycophants.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Why do liberals treat being offended or embarrassed like bloody murder? Talk about wanting to be babied.
    Its not about keeping the kids from being embarrassed, it is about removing the barriers that keep kids from obtaining condoms when they need them.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Its not about keeping the kids from being embarrassed, it is about removing the barriers that keep kids from obtaining condoms when they need them.
    Did you read the post I quoted? If you've read the thread, he wasn't the first to mention the cruel embarrassment for a teen buying condoms.
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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?



    Of course we also need to warn them that condoms can fail

    "Condoms aren't completely safe.A friend of mine was wearing one and he got hit by a bus." ~ Bob Rubin

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Did you read the post I quoted? If you've read the thread, he wasn't the first to mention the cruel embarrassment for a teen buying condoms.
    Embarrassment can be a barrier to kids obtaining condoms. I remember I had to overcome a lot of fear of being seen by someone I knew when I got some for the first time.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    For those who are too macho to use a condom, "free" won't matter.
    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 ksu_aviator View Post
    I replied no, because the idea that condoms = safety is seriously over stated. Even if you use condoms correctly, the chances of getting pregnant are pretty high. Even the chances of getting an STD are greater than most would care to take.
    I would say 95%+ rate for condoms is relatively good, it's not 100% and we have to say but it's pretty damn close.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Its not about keeping the kids from being embarrassed, it is about removing the barriers that keep kids from obtaining condoms when they need them.
    Yes, having to buy something is a barrier that we all have to deal with.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Embarrassment can be a barrier to kids obtaining condoms. I remember I had to overcome a lot of fear of being seen by someone I knew when I got some for the first time.
    You apparently didn't know as a teenager there is more than one town.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    I don't really think it's necessary. It's not like condoms are that expensive. Even if you buy them one at a time from a gas station vending machine, they're only like a buck apiece. If you buy a box of 12 they're less than half that. I can't imagine that many teens are having so much sex they can't afford that. Which leads me to believe that if they aren't already using them, despite their low cost, they aren't much more likely to use free ones.
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