Should Abstinence Be The Only? Essay

2113 Words Jan 26th, 2015 9 Pages
Shy is a fourteen-year-old girl, and she believes she is absolutely and really in love with her sixteen year old boyfriend. Her boyfriend, unfortunately, only wants one thing from her: sex. He has threatened her to break up with her if she does not have sex with him, and she really is truly considering doing it. She is very young and just started developing, but she’s already feeling the pressure of what she feels she needs to do to keep her relationship together. Only, she does not have to. She can say no, but she is definitely leaning towards saying yes. Only, she knows absolutely nothing about the anatomy of her own body, let alone her boyfriend’s body, or how to protect herself from the risks. Her abstinence-only course at school taught her absolutely nothing about that and now she just does not know what to do.
Shy is only one of many cases of people who do not know what they must know about sexual relationships. She was taught that abstinence is the only way to remain safe and therefore she never got that education she needed. At first, that seems like the safest and least troublesome path. If one does not have sex, he or she does not have to deal with the complications, right? After taking a second glance, most people would notice that there is one slight problem with that thought process: abstinence cannot be achieved by all. Adolescents should at least be able to protect themselves if they ever have sex and should feel included in a classroom where they are learning…

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