Day 1 – Do you believe in god?/What religion are you?
Day 2 – Do you believe in an afterlife? What do you believe happens when you die?
Day 3 – Are you proud to be from whatever country you are from?
Day 4 – What is your view on gay marriage? Homosexuality in general?
Day 5 – Do you think sex before marriage is okay?

Day 6 – How do you feel that sex education should be handled in schools?
Day 7 – Do you want to get married and/or have kids?
Day 8 – Do you think any drugs should be legalized? Do you think there should be an age for drinking?
Day 9 – Pro-life or pro-choice?
Day 10 – Have any opinions about year-round schooling?
Day 11 – What do you think about prostitution? Should it be legal?
Day 12 – Do you think men today are too “wimpy” and need to “man up”? How do you feel about gender roles as a whole?
Day 13 – Do you think there should be an age to get tattoos/piercings without the consent of a parent?
Day 14 – Do you believe in aliens?
Day 15 – Do you believe in regrets? Do you have any terrible ones?
Day 16 – What do you want to happen to your body when you die?
Day 17 – How about that cloning stuff?
Day 18 – What is your take on people who self harm (cutting, burning, scratching etc etc.)
Day 19 – Do you think high schools should give out free contraceptives?
Day 20 – What do you think about plastic surgery?
Day 21 – What do you think about the death penalty?
Day 22 – Do you say your country’s national anthem/pledge of allegiance when it is said/listened to?
Day 23 – What do you think about thinspo?
Day 24 – Euthanasia – Your thoughts?
Day 25 – Do you think violent video games should be banned?
Day 26 – Which do you think should be taught in schools: Evolution or creationism?
Day 27 – “Illegal” downloading – Yay or nay?
Day 28 – Do you think zero tolerance policies are effective in achieving their objectives?
Day 29 – Do you feel as though women should be able to walk around topless like men? Why or why not?
Day 30 – Do you think the internet should be censored?

Comprehensive is the way to go, as far as I’m concerned.

Teenagers are going to have sex. They’re always going to have sex. So why not tell them, “Hey, the only way to be 100% sure that you won’t get pregnant or get an STD is to not have sex, but if you’re going to have sex, here’s the way to do it!”

My school was one of those schools that did abstinence only programs, and the way they seemed to do it was to try to scare us into not having sex. A lot of videos and pictures of the things STD’s can do to you with a lot of admonishment to not have sex (until marriage was even part of the message >_<). Videos about people essentially saying that they got pregnant (no mention of the possibility of an abortion) and had the kid and OMG IT RUINED THEIR LIVES SO DON’T HAVE SEX EVERRRR!!! If someone mentioned condoms, the teacher would essentially keep repeating “Abstinence is the only 100% way to be sure that you won’t get pregnant or have STD’s. As a result of this lack of education, there were a lot of (wrong!) myths about sex and pregnancy in our school. There was some sort of myth where if you peed a whole bunch after having sex it was impossible to get pregnant, condom manufacturers regular poked holes in condoms, you couldn’t get an STD from oral or anal, if you had sex standing up you wouldn’t get pregnant, and all these other stupid stories (most of this I overheard in the hallways…) I was lucky enough that my mom was always very open about sexual information, so I knew the deal way back even in middle school, maybe younger..but if I hadn’t had a mom who was so easy to talk to about this, who knows what I might have believed…

The whole no sex until marriage thing also ignores the fact that in many places in the United States today, gay and lesbian people still can’t get married. So are they just supposed to remain virgins for the rest of their lives?

My school had horrible sex ed though. They actually had this vaguely religious “crisis pregnancy center” come in and talk to us, hand out mint with “Sex is mint for marriage!” and had a set of “developing fetuses” where they all looked like fully formed babies (which is scientifically wrong!), told us people who had abortions were babykillers (which was horrible, because I happened to be semi-friends with the girl sitting in front of me, and I knew that she had had an abortion…)…and this was all in a public school. I mean, it’d be one thing if it were a religious school, where they can teach whateverthefucktheywant, but in a public school, you’re supposed to teach what happens with science, not religious mumbo-jumbo.

Teach people how to be safe and healthy, but encourage them to not participate in risky behavior. The surest way (in my experience, at least) to make someone want to do something is tell them not to do it, which is why I was always in trouble as a teenager :-p And then they can use those ways to be safe when they are no longer teens, and are adults, and living out their adult lives. Even if you wait until you’re married, if your partner didn’t wait until they were married, they might have an STD that you don’t want to catch so you want to protect yourself could be an example where you followed their instructions even but don’t have the knowledge necessary. I think it’s important to teach them about all their options, instead of essentially saying “Lalalalalalalala these don’t exist pay not attention to the man behind the curtain!” (which, I feel like refusing to tell students about the options even if they ask about them to be. I mean, while what they’re saying is factually correct, it’s still making it seem like those other options are useless, which they definitely aren’t) because I know at least 2 or 3 people (and my social circle is pretty small, so….) who due to poor sex ed in high school ended up pregnant after high school because they believed in the myths in the hallways, instead of being taught the right way to protect themselves and be safe during sex, and now they’re single mothers having a hell of a time trying to raise their kids om their own at an age where they can barely take care of themselves, which causes a host of other social problems..

So yes. Share condoms, save the world. Or some such shit.