Colette Browne: What is the point in preaching abstinence to sexually active teens?
Sexual relationships are a lot like pieces of used Sellotape – if you have too many, your partner no longer sticks.
That's what a Catholic youth group, Pure in Heart, recently taught children in one Dublin secondary school during a two-hour lecture on the evils of sex before marriage. Students were taught that God loves sex but that this love comes with a caveat – coitus must be confined to marriage. Encouraging students to remain abstinent, Pure in Heart embarked on a somewhat bizarre role-playing game.
According to 'The Journal', a male student was bound to a female student by the wrists with sellotape before the adhesive was ripped off and used to shackle him to three other female students in succession.