Friday, July 20, 2007

I Won't Do It

You can't make me. You won't make me. Unless you marry me. Then maybe I'll do it.

Uh oh. Now you've done it. Now I've done it too. And after all those hundreds of millions of dollars we'd spent saying just don't do it.

Teenagers...crave unfettered information — the kind restricted under federal abstinence education law, which discourages intimacy outside marriage but provides no instruction for safer sex.

Instead, we tell them "Don't do that." We make them promise, swear, wear buttons, give speeches. Turns out, though, they do it anyway.

Given that, wouldn't they be better off if we stressed how they could avoid pregnancy and disease?
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