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Thank God I'm 30!

W's "Abstinence-Only" Sex Eduction Programs (aka federal money!!) is now being aimed not just at teens and pre-teens, but at anyone under 30!

You heard it right! According to Bush and his cronies, if you're single (i.e. not married) and under 30 - no sex for you! Period.

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Maybe you think I am making this up. Maybe you think that our fair government, as sad and lost and nipple-terrified as it is, can't seriously be suggesting that, to avoid STDs and unwanted pregnancy and unchecked misery in their obviously sad and irresponsible little lives, single people under 30 should not have sex, like, ever. And maybe not even then.

You would, of course, be wrong.

It's for real. It's an actual HHS dictum and there are people who actually believe it should be adhered to, and I'm right now guessing you broke this rule this very morning and if you didn't you really, really wanted to, and if you're over 30 and/or married chances are you are sitting there right now wishing you were still single and/or under 30 just one more time just so you could squishily, juicily break that rule again, oh my God yes please. Just a guess.

To be fair, the HHS says this new rule is just a guideline, not strict dogma. No one actually has to refrain from having sex until they're married or 30, because that would be, you know, silly. Draconian. Talibanian.



"They've stepped over the line of common sense," said James Wagoner, president of Advocates for Youth, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that supports sex education. "To be preaching abstinence when 90% of people are having sex is in essence to lose touch with reality. It's an ideological campaign. It has nothing to do with public health."

Abstinence education programs, which have focused on preteens and teens, teach that abstaining from sex is the only effective or acceptable method to prevent pregnancy or disease. They give no instruction on birth control or safe sex.


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 30th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
Should you really be thanking God you're 30? He's the one that said fornication (really, any pleasure of any sort) is a bad thing. :)
Nov. 30th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure that "He" said that. From what I can tell, people who presume themselves "His" ministers (Moses, Bush, and others) have taken upon themselves a mantle of authority over others. Enough people cow-tow to these ego-driven "Crusaders" and "Ministers of God" and become the slaves of tyrants who claim to have a line on the Greater Good.

The Hindu doctrine (among others), from what I can tell, allows a lot of room for exploring one's desires (Kama) as a personal reflection of Paramatma (God or Universal Soul). Hence such scriptures as the Kama Sutra, Ananda Ranga, etc. etc.
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