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  •  I don't know about that. I think it's like the (1+ / 0-)
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    Blue Bell Bookworm

    ongoing barely reported gun deaths vs the massacres.  The massacres get far more media coverage.

    Look, I've been there, as I imagine the vast majority of American youth have.  The only way you get taught about sex is from movies, boasting from other kids, and whatever media, usually pornography, that wanders into your sphere of understanding.  For most people, there simply is no formal training about building relationships that include intimacy as a part of a greater whole.

    And all of the 'myth' is what the author writes about above.  Aggressive males, 'scoring'.  It's not surprising, because that's the only model of teen behaviour they see to follow.

    If it weren't for the 'abstinence only' part of Christian sex anti-sex campaigns, they might be the best thing out there.  They do at least talk about respect, and other aspects of relationships beyond just the sex.

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