Friday, June 6, 2008

Being a Sexual Being!

One thing I've noticed in many conversations and meetings is the absence of recognizing that women are sexual beings. Yeah, we talk about abortion, birth control, prevention....etc. but the reality is that we are sexual beings. There is nothing to be ashamed about that realization. And sex feels good so we do it. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out.

However, what is important to note is that education is the key in women making healthy decisions. You can't not provide quality sex education but expect young women not to get pregnant or catch STD's/STI's. You can't expect women to make good quality choices about birth control if doctors are only pushing the "shot" or the "pill" in poor neighborhoods. Can we expect young women to know about their bodies if we don't teach them?

Human beings are going to have sex. That is just matter what anyone says. It feels good and we are going to do it. There are those that will make the choice not to have sex before marriage and those that will make the choice to have sex. It takes a variety of people, situations and experiences to make the world go around. We need to make sure we have the information to provide so that women can make healthy sexual decisions if and when they decide they want to "get busy"!

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