Almost every post on this website is taken directly from a real question from a real young woman who is terrified that she might have become pregnant… and that her life might be over.
It’s easy to laugh at the thought that anyone could honestly believe that something like getting sperm on your jeans could get you pregnant, but there are a lot of young women out there who have no real understanding of the actual biology of sex and pregnancy.
Our schools have failed our children. Our parents have failed our children. It’s time to give every young person the information they need about sex so that they know what the real risks are and so that they can take actual responsibility for their actions.
It’s also time to remind young women that if pregnancy is so frightening to them that they are afraid they might touch a sperm covered tissue in the bathroom then it probably means that they are not ready to have sex… and that’s okay.
Although birth control methods range from extremely effective to not much better than a wish and a prayer, even the most effective is not a 100% guarantee. If a pregnancy would be a disaster for you, and you are not willing to consider other options, such as abortion, in the event you do become pregnant while using birth control pills or other contraceptive methods, then don’t have sex. It may be a wonderful thing, but it’s not worth ruining your life.
Sex can make you pregnant. You can do things to reduce the odds of a pregnancy, and there are options available for terminating a pregnancy in the event that they fail, but the basic truth is still this: If you have vaginal intercourse, there is a risk of pregnancy. If you have other forms of sex, there may be a risk of sexually transmitted diseases. If you can’t accept those risks? Then don’t. Don’t accept them… and don’t have sex.
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This (last 2 paragraphs) is the single best piece of sex ed I have ever read. All teens should be given this advice. I say this as a 28 year old pregnant woman who has been having sex while on birth control for the past 14 years, i.e., when I definitely wasn’t ready, but was lucky enough to avoid pregnancy until a very sensible age.