Clever new campaign reveals dangers of abstinence-only sex ed…


Date: June 13, 2019

01) Clever new campaign reveals dangers of abstinence-only sex ed

“It can be hard to convey the danger of abstinence-only sex ed programs, but a new set of trading cards is hoping to do exactly that.

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), Advocates for Youth, and Answer, nonprofit organizations that promote comprehensive sex ed, have partnered to create a new campaign called #SRAisAbstinenceOnly.

The campaign calls out the rise of sexual risk avoidance (SRA) curriculum to teach sex ed. While “sexual risk avoidance” may sound nice, it’s really just a rebranding of abstinence-only-until-marriage, which the new trading cards effectively illustrate.

“These trading cards highlight some of the lessons that are actually used in abstinence-only sexual risk avoidance programs,” said Samantha Dercher, federal policy director at SIECUS. “They tell people things like, ‘If you have sex, you’ll be as undesirable as an already chewed-up piece of gum.'”

Just how bad do you have to suck [and fail] as a human being, to look at this sort of thing and think…”I see nothing wrong here”?

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