The Center for Disease Control and Prevention just reported that one in four teen girls in the U.S. has a sexually transmitted infection (STI). (A little more than 3 million girls.) Among girls who admitted having had sex, the rate was 40 percent.
One in four. 40%.
How does that make you feel about your own daughters chances?
And don't fool yourself into thinking this is just about intercourse. STI's can occur via heavy petting, oral sex, or mutual masturbation.
Wake up, this isn't the 60's anymore when the threat of infection was largely limited to syphilis and gonorrhea. Five decades of foreplay have unleashed approximately 25 STD/STI's.
Do you really believe she will avoid infection by learning how to use a condom or dental dam - at school?
That feeling in your gut is telling you that sex education programs are not working. The reason, IMHO, is because they are driven by an unhealthy ideology. Sadly, however, most sex education sponsors are in denial the ideology exists - even as our daughters pay a heavy price.
Denial is easy to identify. Look for it every time you hear someone demean, belittle or blame abstinence. We should also look for it in the mirror. We will never, ever, protect our daughters until we come clean and tell them that the ideology of the sexual revolution has failed.
In other words, the rise in STDs, teenage pregnancy and abortion rates are the result of a progressive ideology towards sexual behavior - not because of a lack of education about salves, creams, abortions, condoms, dental dams, pills and vaccines.
Go ahead - tell her.