I live in a little town called Rockville Centre, or as I like to call it, Nowheresville, NY. It’s on Long Island, and the only thing in town, besides our top-notch International Baccalaureate schools, is the diocese. A diocese is an office building for the Catholic church, and ours is the second-largest in the United States. You can imagine what kind of restrictions this has on the freedoms of young people in town, and I do not like being oppressed!
Now, everyone knows teenagers have sex. It’s no secret. But my town is kind of in denial. We don’t even have sex ed class at my school. It’s a two-week long unit in health class, and they don’t even mention gay sex. As wrong as that is, I don’t think I’d have a chance with that issue against my district. No, my deal is condoms. I love condoms. They’re great! They’re pretty damn effective at preventing pregnancy and STIs, and anyone who isn’t using a condom when they’re getting down is an idiot in my book.
In my town, if I wanted to get condoms, I’d have to walk into CVS and purchase them myself. I think that’s wrong. I think they should be available to students for free at any time in school.
Don’t get me wrong, though: I am not a supporter of teen sex. I believe sex is an adult activity and we’re just not mature enough yet. But it’s naive to think that teens aren’t doing it anyway, and I’m just advocating for safe sex. Not teen sex. Safe sex.