The governement of the United States, the greatest country in the world, is functionally retarded.
The article says (and I quote):
The federal government now spends about $176 million annually on abstinence-until-marriage education. Critics have repeatedly said they donâ€™t believe the programs are working, and the study will give them reinforcement.
Jesus Tapdancing Christ. No shit, Sherlock. Duh. Are you F’ing kidding me?
holySmith! would like to take this opportunity to formally request a full refund from our retarded government. I can say with certainty that I could have single-handedly completed the very same study in one-tenth of the time and at a fraction of the cost to arrive at the very same conclusion.
I think I understand why people would want their kids to wait until they are married to have sex. That’s one way for them to get sex after marriage for sure. But what if you marry someone you never had sex with? That’s like buying a million-dollar car that you’ve never driven, or buying a house you plan on living in for 30 years without ever going inside it to make sure it’s the one you want for life.
Guilt and denial are no way to live life. Sex is like life. There are risks. The risks of other aspects of life are taught to kids (don’t touch the hot stove, don’t play in traffic, don’t eat dog poop). Why should sex be any different? Using a do-goody-good bullshit contract that basically puts kids in an awkward position of having to break a contract and lie to their parents about it is no way to curb sexual activity. That’s like making a kid sign a contract not to raid the cookie jar. The urge is too powerful to ignore, so why frustrate the situation even more?
The only time that abstinence contracts work are when they are given to the kids who couldn’t get laid anyway. I am pretty sure they give you the contracts when you are in that awkward phase between “girls are gross” and “hump anything that moves”. The contract is a no-brainer until you cross over into the latter phase, then it is just downright torture.