Soraya Chemaly, a self-proclaimed feminist, over at the Huffington Post asks: "How Do You Feel About Sex and Teenage Sleep-overs?" In a topic that is truly controversial, she suggests that parents allow teen sex in their own homes.
Chemaly said she recently picked up a copy of Alain de Botton's, "How to Think More About Sex." According to her, it sparked an "interesting conversation with a car full of teens."
While in the car, the topic of how teens are thought to think about sex was discussed. During the conversation she suggested to her children and friends, "why not teach children how to have sex well, the way you teach them how to do other things?"
According to Chemaly this "horrified my children, but intrigued their friends." She went on in her article talking about Henry Alford's recent piece in the New York Times titled, "Sex In A Teenager's Room."
The notion that parents of teens should encourage their children to bring potential sex partners "home for dinner and then toddle off to bed together" is nothing short of ludicrous.
Chemaly continues with: "Would you rather teach your kids that sex is dangerous and forbidden, or that it is permissible and...well, awesome?" She says, " teaching kids "about healthy, responsible sex" is "in defiance of socially conservative mythology."
She says that teaching children about having good sex is the responsible adult thing for parents to do. She compares teaching children about having healthy sex with instructing them how to exercise.
Nowhere in Chemaly's column does she even mention what the biblical position is concerning the position of pre-martial sex. In fact, she contends the things conservative bible believing people teach children is part of the problem.
She goes on to describe those who teach their children about abstinence as the "bully generation." Basically, she is saying that teaching children biblical principles about sex is a "blind investment in slut-shaming and homophobic."
According to what Chemaly says one can only conclude that there's no place like home when teaching children how to fornicate.
Sex within marriage is pleasurable, and God designed it that way. He wants men and women to enjoy sexual activity within the confines of marriage.
Song of Solomon and several other Bible passages (such as Proverbs 5:19) clearly describe the pleasure of sex. Sex is not just for recreation though, but also for pro-creation and both were God's intention when he created mankind. The pleasures of sex were intended for the marriage bed alone.
When couples have sex before marriage, they are risking the creation of human life outside of the family structure. Sex and having children were intended by God to be done within the sanctity of marriage.
If mankind would learn to control their sexual urges and obey God then perhaps there wouldn't be as many unwanted pregnancies, STDS, and far fewer abortions as there are today. Abstinence, which means you have to control your hormones, saves lives and protects babies.
Abstinence gives sexual relations the proper values it deserves, most importantly it honors God. However, abstaining can't be done without relying on God to give us the strength to overcome our sexual desires.
However, since most folks don't rely on God for much of anything people should be taught to use proper protection. Abstinence is the preferred method in life but it's realized that people will continually be in defiance of God's word and rebel against what he teaches.
Therefore if you can't control your sexual urges take precautions to ensure you are as safe as you can be from STDS, and unwanted pregnancies. Both methods, abstinence and protection, should be taught by parents. However, it shouldn't be taught as Chemaly suggests by allowing your children to have sex in the bedroom next to yours.
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