Monday, July 9, 2012

Let's Talk About Sex

     Being raised how I was, in a traditional American Christian family, sex was just always an uncomfortable subject to talk about. Going to a Christian High School didn't help either. Couldn't really even talk about it with my friends. Of course having sex before marriage was frowned upon, using the Bible to support the argument. Now I'm not so sure if I agree with that anymore.
     Last night I watched a documentary on Netflix titled "Let's Talk About Sex." It was SOOO good! I learned a lot. I am going to try to highlight the main points of the documentary.
     First of all 90% of people in the US have had sex before they were married. Statistics are showing that programs trying to encourage abstinence are NOT working. Teens are having sex no matter what. Christian and non-Christian. The statistic applies to all. The problem is Americans are refusing to teach about safe sex. They think that if they teach people how to have safe sex people are going to start having sex. Obviously it's been proven that people are having sex no matter what so all we are doing is not telling them about safe sex therefore causing more unwanted pregnancies and more STD's. This is WRONG!! And unwanted pregnancies I believe is what is causing America to go down the drain. There are too many single mothers that are struggling to support their children!
     Another main point in the documentary is how the countries in Europe deal with sex and how they view Americans. Basically they think we are all idiots, and I agree. They see sex as a natural and healthy part of a loving relationship and they have no problem teaching safe sex in schools and it is helping. There are a lot less teen pregnancies and STD's in Europe.
     So now we get down to the big question. Is sex before marriage wrong? People seem to think that if you have sex before marriage you are probably gonna get a divorce. Let me just say this, the US has a higher divorce rate than any country in Europe, and Europeans are the ones comfortable with the idea that sex is a natural and healthy part of a loving relationship. Maybe it doesn't answer the question completely but it does say that teaching safe sex in schools is a lot better than nothing.