Wednesday 21 February 2018

Colette Browne: What is the point in preaching abstinence to sexually active teens?

We can’t prevent our children watching pornography
We can’t prevent our children watching pornography
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

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.

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