Wednesday, November 25, 2009
My Presbyterian prep school taught abstinence-only sex ed through a program called "Choosing the Best." Once a year, our androgynous female (I think) P.E. teacher taught us that premarital sex probably lead to herpes (not the family friendly mouth kind!) and definitely lead to AIDs. Couples who did have sex in high school, were closeted about it. And those who didn't have secret sex openly discussed their "no touch zone" policies. As you can imagine, college was a bit of a shock for many of us. Thank you, Mother Jones for this glorious piece. If only I'd heard the side hug rap sooner... I could've been saved.