Two things I’ve never been able to figure out about “abstinence only” sex education.
1. Isn’t it necessary, at some point, to describe what it is, exactly (or even generally), that they’re supposed to be abstaining from?
2. Since the goal here seems to be to put off or delay the onset of sexual activity, why bother with abstinence only sex ed at all? Why not just create a curriculum to instill a crippling social awkwardness?
I sometimes wonder if that’s not the real purpose of religious home-schooling. And of “Christian T-shirts.“
Yes, enough dissections and bird watching will require some discussion of sex, but only in terms so clinical that the only kids interested in having sex will be those mature enough to handle it.
Why didn’t I think of this before?