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How abstinence only alienated a middle school socialite

Abstinence only sex ed creates goal that is hardly attainable for uneducated students, and socially punishes those who fall short.

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Hi Amir, great post - thanks for sharing your story. I wanted to follow up about one point you made. You mentioned that your parents "knew better". Does this mean you learned some sexual education from them? Did you also learn from other sources like friends or websites?

Also, how do you think your friends learned? Do you remember ever talking to them about this? I'm really curious how people learn about sex when they have abstinence-only education, and how misinformation could spread this way.

Thanks!
Jeff

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