Abstinence as a birth control method: thoughts?
Bristol Palin was on Oprah the other day discussing her commitment to abstinence. No I did not watch. Though Sarah Palin is lovely to look at, she was there to talk about her new gig at Fox News and, well, enough said. Add the lunacy of a discussion about young, horny girls using abstinence as their sole birth control method and I just had to say no.
So yesterday the morning shows jumped on the band wagon and interviewed various teenage mothers about how hard it is to have a child so young.
Young mothers. As in, girls who have already had sex.
Does “barn door” and “your escaped farm animal just pooped its diaper” mean anything to you?
So clearly its not a purity thing. (And thank god, because those chicks are nuts.)
The abstinence is solely for birth control reasons. Now I don’t know about you but I am having a hard time grasping the concept:
- Sex makes babies;
- These girls knew that before they had sex the first time;
- They used no birth control method the first time;
- They couldn’t resist having sex;
- They got pregnant and opted to keep the baby;
- They are now complaining about how hard it is to raise the baby they consciously and voluntarily chose to keep;
- They have decided on abstinence as their sole birth control method from now on.
Is it just me, or is something missing here? How about a backup plan, like always have condoms on hand? Nix unwanted pregnancy and STD’s in one shot. Always having condoms doesn’t mean you’re planning to have sex. It means you have a brain and recognize you are a human being with wants and needs and perhaps not as much will power as you hope for.
I notice no one mentioned abstinence is also a great method against STD’s. Perhaps that topic is too delicate for daytime TV.
They also failed to mention abstinence in older women is called “a dry spell.” Mine has been going on for years.
Oprah has been getting a lot of flack for saying, “Good luck with that” to Bristol Palin. I saw the clip and she wasn’t being sarcastic but, damn, she should have been.
Seriously, to Bristol and all the women out there using abstinence as a birth control method: good luck with that but please carry condoms. You don’t take the kid out without backup diapers do you? BE PREPARED.