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Yes, full package + Condoms! No, abstinence only!
Debate Score:101
Arguments:33
Total Votes:130
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 Yes, full package + Condoms! (25)
 
 No, abstinence only! (8)

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Should kids be taught all there is to know about sex in school?

Too much information = promiscuity?

Yes, full package + Condoms!

Side Score: 79
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No, abstinence only!

Side Score: 22
11 points

It is naive to think that children in high school don't already know a lot about sex. Teaching abstinence as the only method of sexual activity lessens the credibility of the teacher and of the school.

Kids should be taught about safe sex in school and should be exposed to various contraceptive methods. It does no good to ignore the issue and pretend that if we just tell them not to have sex then they won't.

They are going to have sex regardless; we may as well equip them with some sound judgement and tools to make better decisions.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
3 points

Well said DebateMan! You truly are the Man of Debating. Children should learn all there is to know and the stupid adult administrators and teachers just look foolish for trying to pretend sex doesn't happen with their students.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
3 points

I agree with this argument fully.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
1 point

Good points!

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
1 point

Coming from a high school senior, I whole-heartedly agree.

Side: Teach
5 points

Yes,

and I have a great example as to why...

My friend has taught her children about sex since they were 5 years old. Her one daughter was in school one day (I think they were around 8 years old at the time) and the children found a used condom on the playground. Many of the other children thought it was a balloon and wanted to blow it up, but my firends daughter (knowing about sex and what condoms were) warned the child not to touch it and explained why.

Children are not idiots and should not be denied education for any reason. It can be taught in a fun way at young ages and more serious as you get older.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!

Haha, great story :)

I remember in forth grade one guy from my class had put on a condom and walked around with it all day, waiting for something to happen (fully clothed of course).

I had learned everything important about sex from a magazine column, by the time my parents got around to talk the talk.

It would be great, if future generations had it better.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!

The more you know, the better your decision making process.

Forget abstinence only: Teenagers will hit it eventually. It is better they know about contraception and how to use it.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
6 points

While I'd tend to agree with your argument, the way you structured the debate is a bit silly. Education is important but I seriously doubt they need to know what a Cleveland Steamer or Donkey Punch is.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!

Ok, I'm curious (not bi-curious, but curious just the same). What the hell is a Cleveland Steamer and a Donkey Punch? Am I missing out on something, where do I get one and how much does it cost? Maybe I'll Google it.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
4 points

Teaching about sex in school should be as fact-based as possible, and therefore should go over all the details including ALL proven contraceptive methods, abstinance included. It is simply not the school's place, though, to impose a particular view on the students. They should be taught that Abstinance is 100% effective, but that condoms and other contraceptive techniques are also nearly as effective.

The morals of it all should come from the home, which I think too many parents don't realize these days. One should really not find themselves upset simply because a school has taught the students the truth. If they want their children to remain abstinant, then those morals should be discussed.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!

Well said! Made-up shit should have no place in school.

If you absolutely need your kids to be abstinent, take them to an Abstinence Ball, where they pledge their virginity to you and Jesus.

It won't really work, but at least they will be too ashamed to talk to you about their first time and will have to go to Mexico for their abortion.

Sorry about the sarcasm.

Supporting Evidence: pledge your virginity to your father (www.glamour.com)
Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
4 points

Its the same idea for everything... More educated = better chance of better decisions end of story!!

NEXT!

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
3 points

Ignorance does not enhance decision-making. Only the right information, in the right way will prepare children for very adult consequences.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
2 points

Why hide the truth about life? Instead, teach them safe ways they can engage in this fun activity. You gotta give kids the right to make choices on their own. Teach them all about sex, abstinence, and safe sex, and then let them choose. Or else it's brainwashing.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
1 point

The little fuckers are going to screw no matter what. Might as well educated them about it.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
1 point

Abstinence should be included in sex education, but should not be the only focus. Sexual urges are part of human nature, nothing we can do about that. Teenagers have raging hormones and while a few can be reached with "abstinence only" it's better for those who can't to know about birth control and protection. There's always going to be horny teenagers, when you try to forbid them to do anything...it just makes them want to do it more.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
2 points

I had sex when I was a teenager. I was smart used condoms. I'm now in a long-term relationship with the woman I think I will spend the rest of my life with. She has had previous sexual relationships with her boyfriends just like I had with my previous girlfriends. Neither of was involved with casual sex or anything like that. It was always with someone I trusted and cared for to varing degrees.

I have no regrets about how I've lved my life. If she does turn out to be the one that I choose to spend the rest of my life with then I will make love to that woman an only that woman and love it.

Alot of teenagers will have sex teaching them how to do and be smart about it is the responsible thing to do. Trying to force your opinion of what you think they should do on them isn't right, fair or goign to work!

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!

Yes for all the reasons they have said. ^

I'm feeling lazy today.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!

Too many teens are lying to their parents about abstinence, hence, birth control is the answer.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
2 points

I don't believe they should be taught in school I believe they should be taught at home. The parents of a teen child should take the responsibility to teach their kids about sex and the many consequences involved. That will resolve all the problems we have with blaming someone else for our teen pregnancy problem. It is so easy to say well they didn't teach my teen all that in school when it shouldn't even be the schools responsibility. Parents need to get back to being parents not just baby factories.

Abstinence is a good idea but it is not that easy and in fact what happens when you find yourself older and not finding any one? The experience if it arises when younger with responsibility should be available. If the child is explained the pros and cons and the consequences of sex then I do believe they will be responsible enough to make the right decision. I also that is easier to do when you hear it from your parents rather than a teacher.

In school it is just another class just like math and English. How well do we pay attention in those classes? A parent is one on one and it is a great bonding experience.

Side: No, abstinence only!
2 points

That's a nice theory, but parents can already tell their kids everything they want.

And the kids with the highest risk of early pregnancies are the ones where that parent-kid talk will never happen.

Looking back: I never payed that much attention in biology class, as when we talked about sex ;)

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!

Just the facts mam.

Side: No, abstinence only!
-1 points

Protection is very important to be taught in school, but abstinence should be the focus. Relying on a condom ad education gives kids the authority to have sex freely, and we all know the stats are not perfect. We need to be centered on saving sex to Marriage and build the belief into kids that sex is best to wait, and can be very damaging otherwise.

This is a great topic, one that myself as 100% on, based on how society treats these issues in public, media, etc. Kids know about sex...so we need a strong appeal towards prevention of them becoming active.

Side: No, abstinence only!
dude2288(39) Disputed
2 points

Look young people are going to have sex no matter what you tell them, it's part of human nature, trying to stop them is like trying to stop a duck from quacking. Sex is just what people do, it's an instinct , and when you fight instinct you lose.

Side: Yes, full package + Condoms!
-2 points
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heelspider(109) Disputed
2 points

I love how what you "personally" feel is in direct conflict with acedemic studies. Science says force = mass times acceleration, but I personally feel that force = velocity times volume, so that must be the right answer.

Side: No, abstinence only!
-4 points
Nikobelia(104) Disputed
4 points

I don't think too much information promotes promiscuity - showing teenagers 'shock videos' that show the consequences (either giving birth or getting venereal diseases) is a good way of making them think carefully about whether to have sex. On the other hand, giving them no information except that they should wait til marriage is a very good way of making sex sound attractive. Forbidden pleasures tempt teenagers.

Side: No, abstinence only!
Tamisan(890) Disputed
3 points

It is precisely because kids see too much unclarified information on the Web, in marketing, and through pop culture that we need to educate them. If you want them to abstain, you need to explain why and what the options (and consequences) are. If you want to tell them, "you shouldn't do it because condoms can break" that's fine. But at least show them what a condom is and how to put it on so they get the whole story, not just an opinion. Once they know that fumbling with condoms is a pain, they may in fact choose not to have sex at all. But if you don't even explain it to them, hormones will take control of their decision-making processes. Misinformation promotes promiscuity, but scientific explanation prepares kids to make the right decisions.

Side: No, abstinence only!