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Post time 2007-9-26 08:17:26 |Display all floors
Good work China!

I think that is this is the best thing I have seen for a long time. Thank goodness. These ads create alot of problems in society, and really misinform the youth, to destroy values and moral.

You can see this issue in the US/Canada. These ads make girls feel that they have to be like prostitutes and make guys feel like they have to get some (become more sexually active). Family values get destroyed.

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Post time 2007-9-26 08:35:27 |Display all floors
I started a thread on this earlier... I can see why smutty content would get banned, but where do you draw the line between frank discussion about sex and things that are really inappropriate? Chinese culture seems to have a fear of all sex, whether it's legitimate talk (sex ed classes are few and far between) or just flat-out porn.

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Post time 2007-9-26 08:53:18 |Display all floors

lol...fear.... you sound like a child with that comment

Fear. That is a childish comment. Only children make comments like that.  "You don't do this or that because your afraid." You comment has no value. From your comment you state your not Chinese or support China's culture then why are you on this forum. Nevermind everywhere in the world, ask parents about this issue, they are the ones that should give us our values. Are you successfully married with happy children and provide positively towards everyone in your society? Most people cannot be happy when they are deceived by constant advertisements of fault images of reality.

In the US/Canada there is a lot of studies about this issue. No one fears anything, it is about logic, facts and studies. It is about the youth self-image and values that will play a major impact on the future.

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Post time 2007-9-26 09:10:23 |Display all floors
Well, let's look at it this way, then. Let's run with your hypothesis that the US is oversexed (and in some ways, I certainly don't disagree). However, most US high schools have some kind of sex ed class. Thus, if teens decide to have sex, they are informed about protecting themselves. Abstinence-only sex ed classes have become popular in some places, but they have been shown to be generally a failure--instead of preventing sex, they usually just result in higher STD rates and teen pregnancies at the schools. Frank sex ed classes seem to work better.

In China, the government is pulling virtually all references to sex off the air and streets to "protect" people. At the same time, most high schools have no sex ed class, and parents themselves generally seem too embarrassed to discuss the birds and the bees with their children. There have been a lot of high schoolers coming into abortion clinics to have abortions lately, according to the news, and most of them apparently knew little to nothing about birth control methods...

So, if we can assume that some teenagers across the world are going to have sex regardless of the media and regardless of what their parents or teachers do or don't tell them, which seems to be the case, doesn't it make more sense to have a mandatory sex ed class? That way, all students would know about birth control, which will certainly come in handy at some point in life, even if not in high school. In an ideal world, yes, parents would inform their kids, but apparently this isn't happening. Maybe we need some gutsy teachers to take the taboo away from talking about sex in China, and then the next generation of parents will inform their children about the realities of sex.

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Post time 2007-9-26 10:13:44 |Display all floors
Sockmonkey: is there really so big a difference between ABSTINENCE-ONLY sex ed classes and FRANK sex ed classes? Honestly, I rather doubt it. Plus, would you give us some more details about these two kinds of sex ed classes? To what extent has so-called frank sex ed class been adopted in the US? Do you have any statistics to back your argument?

In China, the fact that there’s little or no sex ed class in most of high schools doesn’t undercut Chinese government’s move to remove indecent contents from TV and streets. The void left by absence of campus sex education should not be filled by inappropriate materials on TV and streets. In fact, these materials are partly to blame for the problem of China’s teenage sex and pregnancy.

The assumption of your comments seems to have been that teenagers are free to have sex if only they want, as long as they don’t get pregnant and have babies. I don’t agree with this assumption of yours at all. The consequences of having sex is far from being limited to pregnancy and having child. Along with their virginity they lost after having sex is commitment, loyalty, sense of responsibility to themselves as well as their partners, all of which they are just too young to understand, appreciate, and follow. They are risking losing some of the most valuable merits, which set mankind apart from animals, coming hand in hand with having sex.

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Post time 2007-9-26 10:55:54 |Display all floors

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Abstinence-only vs. informative sex ed classes: Abstinence-only classes basically do not go into detail about the reproductive system. They do not discuss contraception, since they advocate sex only after marriage (apparently they don't think that married couples will want info about contraceptives, either). They focus instead, I think, on sex-free relationships. Some go so far as to censor textbooks with information that is contrary to their agenda. Informative sex ed classes talk about contraception, the reproductive system, STDs, pregnancy, and things like that. My high school sex ed class was part of a mandatory class called "Health and Wellness," and in addition to CPR, healthy eating, and mental health issues, we also played with condoms, labeled diagrams of the reproductive system, learned about AIDS and HIV, and saw some creepy slides about STDs. I went to a public high school, by the way; sometimes that makes a difference--my boyfriend, on the other hand, went to a private high school in a fairly conservative area, and they had no sex ed at all. Just for comparison.

I don't assume that teens are free to have sex if they want, and I think your ideas about commitment, loyalty, and responsibility are sound. The thing is, some teens are not going to have those feelings, and also, some teens are simply going to have sex. Why not have a sex ed class in China where mutual respect is discussed, but so are contraceptives and STDs and pregnancy? Why not play it safe? Teens don't have sex because of sex ed classes; they have sex in spite of sex ed classes.

Some articles for you:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9504871/ (has some good links further down)
http://socialissues.wiseto.com/Topics/SexEducation/
http://www.plannedparenthood.org ... abstinence-6236.htm
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl ... /11/CMGDINKUF71.DTL (a Hong Kong-born woman enthusiastic about teaching sex ed in the US)
http://www.casperstartribune.net ... 725732a00763f6d.txt (according to this one, only 10% of schools have a comprehensive sex ed program--hmm, not as much as I though; oh well, I'm from a fairly liberal area)

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Post time 2007-9-26 11:00:31 |Display all floors
Also, I'm not saying porn should fill the gaps where sex ed should be; I'm saying the government should be careful to not take that which is helpful for that which is pornographic. In some very narrowminded people, anything about sex at all is pornographic, but that's a dangerous and unhelpful road to go down.

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