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(Red Sex, Blue Sex) != Seuss Sex

2008-10-28 18:57:54.505268+00 by meuon 1 comments

Red Sex, Blue Sex is a New Yorker article about early pregnancies among evangelical christian youth with amazing revelations like: "evangelical Protestant teen-agers are significantly less likely than other groups to use contraception". Duh. Still, interestingly written and thought out article. The descriptions of "Purity Balls" and such are downright scary to me.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-29 02:59:26.817318+00 by: Dan Lyke

Good article! I loved this quote:

Pledgers apparently gather strength from the sense that they are an embattled minority; once their numbers exceed thirty per cent, and proclaimed chastity becomes the norm, that special identity is lost. With such a fragile formula, it’s hard to imagine how educators can ever get it right: once the self-proclaimed virgin clique hits the thirty-one-per-cent mark, suddenly it’s Sodom and Gomorrah.

but I also found a lot in common with my own experience with the visions of middle class kids abstaining for economic reasons on page 3; for better or worse, that was me, and I think there's a strong lesson to be learned there for the "abstinence only" crowd. I don't think my particular path was the right thing knowing what I know now, but it was effective.