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Darkness
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What do you all think about this?
http://www.ittc.ku.edu/~cbosley/pictures/P6270047.JPG

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Milke
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I think that can't be local, because it's all palm trees out here. But seriously, what am I supposed to think of it? Why don't you tell us how you feel about it, since just posting a link isn't the best way to start a discussion.

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I dont really like those billboards it makes it sound like if you are having sex you dont have a future. True things like STDs and getting pregnant can affect your future but its not going to automatically take the future away from you. It not like you have sex and bam you have no future. Also on the "I'm worth it" part, okay I have sex am I worthless now or something? Do i not value myself if i feel the need to share myself with someone i love? It just makes it sound like sex is the absolute worst thing you can do and people who do it dont respect themselves.
Sorry but I get alot out of a few words, I'm probably reading into it way to much but yeah thats what i feel about it.

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Those seriously, seriously irk me. I know plenty of engineers who had sex as teenagers (one of whom had his first child at 20 while still in college, and became a very successful engineer anyway), and plenty of perfectly responsible teens who choose to have sex. Me, for example.

Just about anything that advocates abstinence and only abstinence tends to irk me. But especially those that suggest that any premarital sex will irreversibly prevent a desired future.

(random aside--would this fit better in sexual ethics & politics?)

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let the weight of the world drift away instead

these days, i barely get by. i don't even try.


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Darkness
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I saw this link on a site, doesnt look like something here in California... Milke.. im just looking for opinions, and personally think, thats a bunch of *bleep* garbage. Why didnt they put something like "talk to your children about sex" or "sex is normal, just be responsible with your life" I dunno, I think that just the wrong way to approach the issue.
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Milke
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I'd sort of like to see an 'Abstinence until you're educated about sexual safety and have enough self respect to find a really excellent partner' or even 'Abstinence until you buy those darn condoms already' campaign, but I guess that'd be too many letters to fit onto a billboard. I'm quite certain this sort of thing is well intended, because truly, a lot of people are concerned about children growing up right, and getting the care and education they need, but sometimes the approach taken is a bit off. In a lot of cases, we've come to associate marriage with mental and emotional maturity, general personal and social responsibility, and all that good stuff, and while you should have already developed those things before you marry, not everyone has, and not everyone needs to be married to have those qualities.

Then again, that sign doesn't say ' . . .Until I'm married' or ' . . .Until I'm of a specific age' or ' . . .Until I'm heterosexual and directly involved with the religious right' so I really think we might be reading a bit too much into it.

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quote:
(random aside--would this fit better in sexual ethics & politics?)

Yup, I think so, so I'll just move it over there.


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I find it amusing because my friends at UT engineering always say: "I'm going to be an engineer--sex can wait" as in...we spend so much time on labs and studying that we don't have time to even look at potential sex partners =)
At least that's the first thing I thought of!

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That was actually the first thing I thought of too. "I'm in university. Sex can wait... because I have six papers due in the next two weeks."

Of all the abstinence encouragement adverts I've seen, this is one of the less-offensive ones. Most of the bilboards around here have pictures of wedding bands that say "Slip on one of these for the best sex of your life", which irks me for many reasons, the least of which being that marriage does not guarantee awesome, wonderful (or even STD-free) sex.


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i don't think it's as bad as other billboards i've seen. It does get at least a half-message across to people who would rather run away and get with 10 other people before you can finish the whole message.

i just wish it was alright to explain to people that "sex isn't bad"... without the fear of them using it as their life motto and becoming a sex fiend.


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Hey, there's nothing wrong with being a "sex fiend" - as long as you're a responsible, safe and ethical sex fiend .

For the record, though, the research evidence says that teaching people that "sex isn't bad" doesn't make them any more likely to have sex or to become sexually active earlier or to have more partners than anyone else.

There are actually a few studies which suggest that comprehensive sex education programs may delay the age at which some people become sexually active, by making them more assertive and better able to resist pressure to have sex before they're ready, and more likely to hold out for sex which is happy and enjoyable.


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engineers have to be chaste.....??!!

its a little random... and doesnt give away much information apart from the no doubt misled above thought. ^^


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sorry for posting twice but isnt that a sign for newport pleasure right under it? thinking it was a cigarette company and trying to be clever i googled it - turns out its just gum. but newport pleasure is also a catalouge sex toy shop...

taste the irony.... minty.
well i didnt think the billboard was funny but i thought THAT was ^.^


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It really is just a cigarette ad, dude.
Though I guess it sort of makes sense. If you avoid sex, you'll have more time to do other things, like starting an addiction.

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lol milke

Seriously, people need to face the facts that it's too late to press abstinence on a crowd that isn't listening. It SHOULD say, "It's my future -- I'm going to educated myself on how to protect myself and those I love." It's like the car analogy -- driving a car is very dangerous, but they don't go around telling teenagers to stop learning how to drive since you might get killed. Instead they educate us on how to be safe and aware drivers.


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