Clovis – the hometown of Chris Colfer (Kurt on Glee).
If they’re short of teaching materials, they should make use of the sex advice Kurt gets from his father on that show:
“Now for most guys sex is just this thing we always want to do. It’s fun, feels great, but we’re not really thinking too much about how it makes us feel on the inside, or how the other person feels about it. With two guys you got two people who think that sex is just sex. It’s gonna be easier to come by. And once you start doing this stuff you’re not going to want to stop.
“You gotta know that it means something. It’s doing something to you, to your heart, to your self esteem, even though it feels like you’re just having fun.
“Kurt, when you’re ready, I want you to be able to do everything. But when you’re ready I want you to use it as a way to connect to another person. Don’t throw yourself around like you don’t matter. Because you matter, Kurt.”
This is an interesting turn of events in California.
About a decade ago when (some) school districts were having dialogue about proposed condom machines on school property PTA groups were meeting and fighting against them believing it would promote promiscuity..
My friends neighbor was outraged! and went to a PTA meeting as a speaker. For his turn at the podium he produced and boasted a healthy dollar value of his life insurance policies to which people yawned.
Then he took out a condom inflated it to the max and let it go floating around the room. “stating” this is your kids life insurance policy against ST’D's unwanted pregnancy/grandchildren even their possible death. “Get over it” The thinking in the room changed and opposition significantly reduced.
So here a decade later it is interesting to see the parents suing this school district for misinformation!
The madness of irresponsible attitude or policy change in school districts is an unbelievable contrast!
How long before the school or it’s teachers mention religion, how they believe it is ‘immoral’ to spread knowledge, and how their freedom of religion should override the future safety and long-term health of those children placed in their care.
We have the same problem here in the Lower Yakima Valley where representatives from Life Options, and anti-abortion and fundamentalist group, talks with each middle school class. The average age for marriage is 29 for males and 28 for females. Telling a 14-year-old to wait until after marriage is like telling them to never have sex. It just doesn’t happen, and if you go to Granger High School, you will soon realize why, when you see a dozen 16-year-old pregnant girls. Their 16-year-old boyfriends don’t have jobs or any financial prospects. Gay sexuality and prevention of diseases is never mentioned in these presentations. Even the federal GAO says that these tactics are worse than doing nothing at all, since they present a lot of dis-information that must later be corrected. I hope some parents sue the school districts here in Washington state so that we can fix this problem.
All this stuff reeks of intimidated school boards knuckling under to bullying reactionary parents for a quiet life. Back in the 60s I remember a schoolboy memorably saying that his school chaplain told him not to do it, the headmaster told him where not to do it, and the doctor told him how not to do it. His switched-off contempt was obvious, and so, sadly, was his unawareness of his own ignorance and vulnerability. It is still like this in too many places.