View Poll Results: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

Voters
112. You may not vote on this poll
  • Of course! They need to have sex safely

    58 51.79%
  • No, it only encourages them

    28 25.00%
  • Other(Please elaborate)

    26 23.21%
Page 42 of 47 FirstFirst ... 324041424344 ... LastLast
Results 411 to 420 of 465

Thread: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

  1. #411
    Sage davidtaylorjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    10-18-13 @ 08:57 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    6,775

    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    The problem is that they do NOT think about the consequences.
    Because they don't have to, we give them free passes....
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

    Ronald Reagan

  2. #412
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Because they don't have to, we give them free passes....
    No, a lot of it has to do with the stage of development they are in at the moment. Most teenagers are known to be risk takers, to have little or no fear, and to think that bad things cannot happen to them. It's all a combination of hormones and a brain that is still maturing. This is just one reason why military recruiters go after kids fresh out of high school, as young as they get them. It's also a reason why they are so easily taken advantage of. Just some food for thought for you, so you don't go around thinking of them as miniature adults, because they are not miniature adults.

  3. #413
    Irremovable Intelligence
    Removable Mind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:24 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    23,528

    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    No, a lot of it has to do with the stage of development they are in at the moment. Most teenagers are known to be risk takers, to have little or no fear, and to think that bad things cannot happen to them. It's all a combination of hormones and a brain that is still maturing. This is just one reason why military recruiters go after kids fresh out of high school, as young as they get them. It's also a reason why they are so easily taken advantage of. Just some food for thought for you, so you don't go around thinking of them as miniature adults, because they are not miniature adults.
    True, Chris...and kids are known the down a few brews, toke a joint or two, hit a little X, all of which might cloud one's sexual judgment on top of their immaturity and limited wisdom.

  4. #414
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    07-19-17 @ 03:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    60,458

    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    The problem is that they do NOT think about the consequences.
    Most people don't think of the consequences of their actions.

  5. #415
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Most people don't think of the consequences of their actions.
    I sure do and every other adult who is mature and has their **** together does. Maybe you're still young, I don't know.

  6. #416
    Sage davidtaylorjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    10-18-13 @ 08:57 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    6,775

    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    No, a lot of it has to do with the stage of development they are in at the moment. Most teenagers are known to be risk takers, to have little or no fear, and to think that bad things cannot happen to them. It's all a combination of hormones and a brain that is still maturing. This is just one reason why military recruiters go after kids fresh out of high school, as young as they get them. It's also a reason why they are so easily taken advantage of. Just some food for thought for you, so you don't go around thinking of them as miniature adults, because they are not miniature adults.
    That is the culture we created for them.
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

    Ronald Reagan

  7. #417
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    That is the culture we created for them.
    No, it's based on some pretty extensive scientific studies and MRIs and CAT scans, etc. of their brains.

    Here's a link.

    NIMH The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction

  8. #418
    Sage davidtaylorjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    10-18-13 @ 08:57 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    6,775

    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    No, it's based on some pretty extensive scientific studies and MRIs and CAT scans, etc. of their brains.

    Here's a link.

    NIMH The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction
    You do understand that the culture and the way you are raised directly impacts all of that correct?
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

    Ronald Reagan

  9. #419
    Advisor douglas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Last Seen
    06-29-16 @ 03:43 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    458

    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Congressional reports make it fairly certain that places without sex ed have higher rates of teen pregnancy. This goes hand-in-hand with free condoms/birth control reducing the teen pregnancy rates. Teens are idiots, period. I know from personal experience and have the scars to prove it. If you give them a condom, they'll find a "message" in that act, that it's ok to have sex. If you gave them a brick, they'll find a "message" in that act, that's it's ok to have sex. If you interact with a teen in any way, they'll find a way to make it an approval of sex in their mind, whether conscious or subconscious. Teens are idiots. So, I rather give them the protection from their actions instead of just hoping they'll never think about sex. If I thought giving teens bricks would stop teen pregnancy, I'd be rooting for a free brick handout. Whether this is government sponsored or not is besides the point, it's been proved to decrease government spending. Also, most condom handouts are privately funded.

  10. #420
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    You do understand that the culture and the way you are raised directly impacts all of that correct?
    LOL! No it doesn't. Culture has nothing to do with brain structure and development.

Page 42 of 47 FirstFirst ... 324041424344 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •