Friday, February 15, 2008

National Condom Week

According to the National Condom Week web site, the safe-sex celebration began on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley has since “grown into a educational event for high schools, colleges, family planning organizations The New Jersey-based American Social Health Association has recognized National Condom Week and has issued a poster (in English and Spanish) advertising it.

According to a Feb. 1 posting on the association’s web site, “It’s desirable for young people to delay sexual activity until they’re physically and emotionally ready, and preferably are in stable and loving relationships.” Still, since “nearly half of all teens have had sex by the time they leave high school … youth need the facts on how to protect themselves.” The article notes that “the evidence is overwhelming that among those who are sexually active, consistent and correct condom use greatly reduces the risk of contracting infections like HIV, Chlamydia, and gonorrhea.”

They need to know to protect themselves? Abstain!

How foolish are our educators of youth when they allow such celebrations to be promoted on their campus! It’s like promoting Russian roulette. Most of the time when you pull the trigger the chamber will have no bullet. But that next time?

Condoms make for safe sex—most of the time. But unless they are safe all the time, they are not safe. Venereal disease is spreading rapidly among the young. Condoms do not protect against many “social” diseases. And what about condoms that sometimes fail?

1 comment:

Jennifer F. said...

It is just stunning to what extent the concept of abstinence has been swept under the rug in the younger generations. If you have any interest, I wrote here about how the lies of contraceptive culture led me (and so many other people of my generation) to accept abortion.