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Sex sex sex its so prevalent in everyday society The media television movies video games advertisements books magazines all of these and more not only condone sexual promiscuity but glorify it The children of America are subjected daily to these explicit thoughts and images Yet one third of school districts in the US teach abstinence-only-until-marriage which not only tell kids that they should just wait but the program also limits the information about contraceptives Rollins Many people argue that teaching kids about safe-sex is sending them mixed messages They feel that the message being sent is telling kids its okay to be sexually active so long as one protects himher self But what about all the explicit imagery and actions that the media portrays as being normal and cool is this not also sending kids a mixed message Unfortunately most of the media doesnt provide the information of safely protecting oneself from diseases or pregnancy In the majority of movies and television shows they dont show the guy slipping on a condom before he performs sexual intercourse or the girl taking birth control weeks in advance The after effects are failed to be presented in much of todays media Very few of the sexual acts being performed are by couples that are married This is in return sending kids a mixed message Television and movies are showing them its okay to be sexually active with out marriage but their schools are telling them just wait until marriage because its better that way Whos sending the mixed message now Educating the youth efficiently about all aspects of sex in public schools starting in middle school until high school should be a number one priority in every school in America Teaching kids abstinence only is unhealthy and unrealistic in todays society by teaching youth safe-sex methods a reduction in the number of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted disease STDs will occur it is also a childs right
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