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QuestionsAboutAbstinenceOnlyPrograms

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Questions About Abstinence Only Programs

Before we decided to create a sexual health/education blog we asked some friends to send us a Three Things, One Wish description of what they learned about sex in high or middle school and one thing they wish they actually learned from their Sex Ed courses. 

Some of the answers ranged from haha, we live in Texas, I wish they thought us it hurts, to I only learned how to place a condom on a banana.  But there was one answer that stuck out:

Mine was an abstinence based program, so it was really limited.
I wish I had learned about the statistical chances of me getting an STI. At my school, it was basically if you had sex before marriage you would contract HIV


This is usually the part where I add statistics and write about hypocrisy and everything in between. But I'm not, I'm just going to ask you three important questions and ask you to answer them via comment and add some fancy facts and stats next time

1. What is the real reason behind the US-based abstinence-only programs? 

2. Why is it that we teach abstinence-only courses, but still publically portray sex and sexual behaviors in advertisements?

3. If you were one of the many participants in this course, did the program deter you from having sex or did it have the opposite effect?

*Note:We are not against individuals choosing to abstain until marriage*





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2 comments

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    over 1 year ago

    Very interesting post with highly important info. What inspired you to post on this topic? It's definitely helpful so thank you! Have you found any useful information on STDs to share with the Mogul community? This would be helpful as well since many do not know the facts in this area when it comes to protecting yourself against them/symptoms.

    Very interesting post with highly important info. What inspired you to post on this topic? It's definitely helpful so thank you! Have you found any useful information on STDs to share with the Mogul community? This would be helpful as well since many do not know the facts in this area when it comes to protecting yourself against them/symptoms.

    • canwetalkqa
      canwetalkqa Can We Talk: Sexual Health
      over 1 year ago

      Thank you, we are trying to open up a sexual health/education conversation on topics like sex and abstinence-only programs, rape, body positivity and abstinence is kind of the "elephant in the room" when you talk about sex in schools or anywhere in general, but it's a topic we need to discuss. We're compiling a list of resources and information, so hopefully we'll be able to share it on mogul soon. Thanks again for commenting.

      Thank you, we are trying to open up a sexual health/education conversation on topics like sex and abstinence-only programs, rape, body positivity and abstinence is kind of the "elephant in the room" when you talk about sex in schools or anywhere in general, but it's a topic we need to discuss. We're compiling a list of resources and information, so hopefully we'll be able to share it on mogul soon. Thanks again for commenting.


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