Precious Sticky Fluids

July 18th, 2007  |  Published in etc  |  1 Comment

Abstinence Education Faces an Uncertain Future:

To make the point, Mr. Love grabbed a tape dispenser and snapped off two fresh pieces. He slapped them to his filing cabinet and the floor; they trapped dirt, lint, a small metal bolt. “Now when it comes time for them to get married, the marriage pulls apart so easily,” he said, trying to unite the grimy strips. “Why? Because they gave the stickiness away.”

Mr. Love the abstinence educator is warning teens not to give away their stickiness.


Update: From the comments, gl’s link is worth a visit. And just after posting this entry I was leafing through an issue of the Economist from a few months back only to find an article about Purity Balls. The participants complain about “the world” sexualizing their children, but can be found dragging seven-year-old girls to these events.


  1. gl. says:

    July 18th, 2007 at 10:12 pm (#)

    other abstinence-only classes have even more wacky ways to demonstrate, one that also includes tape:

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