Sex Education

Topics: Birth control, Sex education, AIDS Pages: 2 (824 words) Published: April 30, 2005
Sex Education: Should Condoms be distributed in Schools?

"Sex Education: Should Condoms be distributed in Schools?" was very eye catching to the reader. The author of this essay Rush H. Limbaugh III, points out a lot of good points here which I highly agree with. Sex education can be very tricky, what are its limitations? What should the students be taught and what shouldn't they be taught? If my memory serves me right, I don't remember ever receiving any condoms from any schools I attended. From what I recall from my sex education class, it was clear that abstinence was the right way to go. We were all well informed of the consequences of having unprotected sex and protected sex for that matter. And for most of us who hadn't had sex yet, the videos that were shown in class were good enough to ensure us that abstinence was the way we were going. But for those schools that are issuing out condoms in sex education class, should that be allowed? I think that giving away condoms in sex education classes should not be allowed for several reasons. It pressures students into having sex. It makes students believe that having sex will be ok because they now have condoms to protect themselves from any diseases out there. And let's not forget about getting pregnant.

First of all, it's bad enough that our kids have enough problems with pressure itself. Having condoms distributed in schools pressures the student into having sex. I'm not saying that the teacher is pressuring the student but the students themselves are pressuring one another into having sex. In the essay, it gives a perfect example of what kind of pressure is out there and it is true. Johnny and Susie are in the back seat of his car and Johnny is telling Susie "Hey, everything is okay. Nothing will go wrong. Heck, the school gave me this condom, they know what they're doing. You'll be fine." (Limbaugh 515). This occurs all the time. It may not be the exact setting but a well put example of the pure...
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