Well I’m a former sex educator(once one always one really). As a student I was apart of a group called the Healthy Pirates, a diverse group of students who peered healthy advice to students around campus, on topics from nutrition, domestic abuse, eating disorders, drugs, and yes SEX.
I’m a Christian, and while yes, I believe in abstinence, and living morally correct, I also believe also in educating people about the dangers of STDs and possible pregnancy. Ignorance leads to bad mistakes, and sometimes irreversible fates.
People often, criticize me for my efforts. I get it from both ends. Some people believe I should only advocate abstinence and abstinence only. Others criticize, for teaching birth-control methods, stating that it is against God’s way to prevent the bearing of children. They scream and yell, accusing me of perpetuating the epidemic, of pre-martial sex.
I do not feel guilty about teaching safe sex, and the various and numerous methods of birth-control. I always plug in abstinence as the most effective way to protect yourself against STDs and from getting pregnant. I clear up myths and common misconceptions about STD’s and safe sex. You’d be surprise, how even some of the smartest people are clueless when it comes to safe sex.
I maybe not be saving souls, I’m sorry but I’m saving lives, maybe in a not so conventional way. If I can prevent one person from getting HIV, or prevent a mother that would have aborted a child, from getting pregnant in the first place, then MY JOB IS DONE. I can’t control all of the actions people do, but atleast I can equip them with the best weapon of defense; KNOWLEDGE. I often, flare back at my criticizers and asking them “What are You doing, to ameliorate or alleviate the situation we have?” Normally there silence is all the answer I need.
Why do people have to be so narrow-minded when it comes to finding solutions to problems?