breaking news: kids in abstinence programs don’t mean it!!!!!
Shocked, aren’t you? Because every 9-year-old forcefed the whole government-funded “don’t have sex until you’re married or you’ll get cooties or something” line is sure to feel the same when he/she is 15 and the hormones are raging.
Here’s the deal, as reported by MSNBC. A huge survey of students who went through the abstinence-only programs found that those kids were just as likely to have sex as their peers in a control group. Moreoever, those kids had sex with the same average number of partners and at the same average age as the control group. In other words, this abstinence-only funding the right-wing coitus-haters always harp about does absolutely nothing, which is of course why the Bush administration wants to keep funding it like crazy. Because they’re smart with your tax dollars and all.
The only good thing to come from this for the fundie weirdos is the fact that, contrary to the oft-recited criticism, the kids who went through the program were just as likely to use a protection as those who didn’t.
But they used protection because they were humping. Take that, James Dobson.