Friday, May 29, 2009

Sex Education Manual?

In a recent interview with PEOPLE magazine, Bristol Palin said, "If girls realized the consequences of sex, nobody would be having sex. Trust me. Nobody."

Bristol, honey, even my son knew what had caused his mommy to have his little sister when he was four years old. He even explained it succinctly to the little girl next door by saying, "Mommies have eggs, daddies have berm" while they were watching an episode of "Lassie" in which she had puppies. (Okay, he may not have been able to pronounce "sperm," but he knew what it meant!)

My point is that I don't think ignorance of the consequences is the underlying problem with teenage pregnancy. And while I would agree that abstinence is the only 100% safe method of birth control (unless your name is Mary), it simply isn't realistic to expect all teenagers to be strong enough to resist the hormonal bombardment their bodies are going through. Sure, it's best not to put yourself in situations that make the temptation too easy to give in to, but even teens with the best intentions sometimes get caught off guard. And it doesn't make them bad nor stupid.

As for a realistic look at the consequences of pre-marital sex, my novel TRUE BLUE FOREVER offers a good one without being preachy, condescending, or judgmental. And you'll get a darn good love story to boot, along with a lot of laughs and more than a few tears.

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~Stay true to yourself, and your dreams will come true.


  1. Maybe that's what I have Aston get into all sorts of trouble from his drinking...hmmmmm...

  2. I enjoyed your book and I agree with your comment about teen sex. In my opinion there is only one answer and that is parenting. That, coupled with a sense of self respect can make a lot of difference.

    Joe Prentis

  3. Joyce your book was great both of them ! I have passed them on to my mother. Can't wait for another .
    They touch close to home growing up for me .
    Deborah Poiroux