“sex without condoms,” “the new engagement,” idea spreads among US teens…God help us survive this ignorance and return our children’s intellects and souls. :(UNPROTECTED SEX KILLS; U.S. YOUNG PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW AND ACT ACCORDINGLY!!)

WTH? Sex without Condoms is the new Engagement?? (click here to read original post at brownsugarpages.wordpress.com, will open in new window)

(Originally published by brownsugarpages.wordpress.com on July 25, 2008

So I was listening to the Freak Show on Wild 98.7 and I heard this soundbite from NPR’s Pendarvis Harshaw. . If you can’t hear the sound then here’s the basic summary of what was said:

the transition from condoms to no-condoms signifies a lasting commitment — more so even than walking down the aisle.

*DISCLAIMER*
THe ONLY safe sex is NO sex!! 

NEWSFLASH! in an “AIDS World,” UNSAFE SEX IS NEVER EVER EVER AN OPTION!  IT will KILL YOU!!! WAKE UP!!!!!

Please tell me this is a joke right?? This dude has the nerve to say; “Sex without protection is better than spending money on an expensive ring for a marriage that won’t last”! How stupid is that!? the risk you face of having unprotected sex with far greater then the cost of an engagement ring. Having a kid without the bonds of marriage is way more expensive than an engagement ring (child support for 18-22 years) getting an STD from someone who you “trust” is way more expensive in my opinion! Have we not learned anything about AIDS?? Just because you’re in a committed relationship does not mean you should have unprotected sex! How many times have we all heard of women (and men) that end up eith STD’s even though they were only active with one partner. This mess happens every day folks, it’s not a game and with the staggering rates they give about AIDS in the black community we need to stop playing! Stop using money as an excuse to substitute marriage with sex. If you can’t afford to marry then you can’t afford to have unprotected sex!

Maybe I’m just really old fashioned but there is no way in Satan’s home you should ever equate sex without a condom with marriage/engagement. Why? because we already have people (young girls in particular) equating love with sex, songs that switch the unedited “F***” to “love” on the radio versions making the terms dang near interchangeable when they are not. Sex does not equal love and unprotected sex does not equal commitment! This does not mean that the two of you will go marching down the isle. It means you need to drive down to the clinic!
Although I critized “Black in America” the woman with AIDS made a good point. She wasn’t loose, or fast or any of these things we associate with people who have STD’s. She’d been with this dude for a while and thought that when he wanted to have sex without a condom that he really was committing to her. She was actually ‘proud” but guess what. She got AIDS! This is why we have so many people with STD’s and the like. Everytime you have unprotected sex you put yourself at risk, I don’t care how much you love that person. AIDS will kill you, STD’s will kill your sexual health and babies will kill your social life.
Marriage is marriage and engagement is engagement. but unprotected sex is not either of those.
If the person you’re with (male or female) is not commited enough to give/wear the ring DO NOT have sex with them without a condom, and get tested often. Even if you are married get tested! Often!

John Stewart’s Daily Show form September 3, 2008: “The Sarah Palin Gender Card”…Politicians, “Newsmen,”Hypocrisy and double standards on tape…funny.

Politicians being politicians, speaking out of both sides of their mouths:  (click here to watch, sad and funny), click here to watch this very entertaining collection of prominent politicos (Karl Rove, Dick Morris, and Bill O’Reilly to name 3 of the exposed) caught speaking out of both sides of their mouths and generally being hypocrites…click here to watch the video.

17 Teen girls at one Boston-area high school make good on pact to get pregnant, school nurses resign after advocating providing contraceptives

Found this troubling article here:

A group of teenage girls at Gloucester High School formed a pact to get pregnant and raise their children together, according to a report in the latest issue of Time magazine.

By May, school officials had discovered 17 girls — none older than 16 years old — were pregnant, more than four times the number who got pregnant in the last school year. But principal Joseph Sullivan told Time that between October and May, an unusual number of girls were visiting the school clinic to get pregnancy tests. They found that nearly half of the students admitted to making the pact.

Sullivan reportedly said “some girls seemed more upset when they weren’t pregnant than when they were,” and that some “reacted to the news that they were pregnant with high fives and plans for baby showers.”

“We found out one of the fathers is a 24-year-old homeless guy,” the principal told the magazine.

The situation also led to a nurse practitioner and the clinic’s medical director resigning after they advocated prescribing contraceptives to students. The town’s school committee is expected to vote later this summer on the idea of providing such contraceptives.