First off, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, and I do have a couple of things rolling around in my brain. But this one will be kind of a drive-by posting. Sorry for the abruptness.

The CDC is reporting that…

At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group.


Now, I do understand that there are boys involved in this so it obviously isn’t just the fault of the girls here. I’m not blaming just the girls. I also understand that there are times when this is the result of rape, incest, etc. I’m not that ignorant nor insensitive. But it seems rather obvious to me, having spent six years as a teen myself, that the vast majority of these cases is just kids having sex, “protected” or otherwise.

Why is it that we are afraid to or grossed out by drinking out of the same can or bottle of pop/beer/booze as someone else (at least when we are sober), but kids will give each other oral sex in the stair well at school or hook up at a party without thinking twice? “Make sure to wash your hands after going to the bathroom kids, and then get your penicillin shot.”

And people say that those who promote abstinence are stupid. Maybe God’s way is the best way. Heterosexual married sex. If everyone stuck to that, our sons and daughters wouldn’t have to worry about this. Ever.