This month Teen Vogue published their guide to anal sex. Predictably, the middle of America crawled out of its cave and began waving its bibles. Those bible wavers are well represented by Ohio Vlogger Elizabeth Johnston who responded “I was truly flabbergasted. They should not be teaching sodomy to our children...All of us are trying to do our best to protect our children from immorality and over-sexualization in our culture. And to see this disturbing article where sodomy is being normalized, not discouraged ― even the CDC says that sodomy is the riskiest sexual behavior for getting and transmitting HIV for men and women.”
She seems to have conveniently illustrated exactly why this IS important. More studies than i care to mention suggest that abstinence based sexual education doesn’t work. Kids want to do what is normal and natural and evangelizing at them is not going to stop them. It’ll just make them less informed and less safe, not to mention less stigmatized if they are men who have sex with men. As for the claims of “immorality and over-sexualization” they’re just patently ridiculous. Nothing is more immoral than opposing things which make children safer, and sexuality is something natural and inherent in humans, however much your bible may disagree it is healthy and normal.
Hopefully our schools, magazines and youth organizations will keep our young people informed and engaged for both their physical and mental health. How are the pride parades where you live? Who attends?