…if you’re going to spread the fruits of your genital love, be smart about it.
February 14th, 2013 one of the military publications I read, The Herald Union, printed a half page article on sexual responsiblity (page 15) and health through the use of condoms. I was floored! Like, holy cow wow, really? I’d never see this in the American South because of the region’s ultra conservative perspectives about sex. (and yet I’m moving back so go figure) I’m thrilled that the military took steps in educating (and/or reminding) soldiers about condoms. Sure, the men and women who serve our country probably already know about condoms but like good manners, a reminder doesn’t hurt. It’s just smart and why be anything less when you don’t have to be?
Below is a photo of the comment I made which made it into print! (page 2) I’m a bit ear to ear smiles on it and very grateful the editor choose to publish it along with an opposing comment. These two different perspectives on the same topic are as diverse as can be. Yet, I feel it’s important to stress that Planned Parenthood is not – and I repeat “is not”- an abortion clinic but a place women go to plan their parenthood options - opposed to just getting knocked up and claiming God wanted them to have babies. Pregnancy must be created more responsibly than that.
Planned parenthood also provides basic healthcare to women who cannot afford it. If they cannot afford to care for their own healthcare, how are they going to afford the cost of parenthood? Planned parenthood shouldn’t even be considered a “controversial organization” as healthcare for women shouldn’t sit on a controversial throne! Try the banks, Congress, auto industry, pharmecutical companies, and the producers of chemicals which go into our foods. Now those are are controversial organizations, not Planned Parenthood. Take a look at the extensive services PP offers, including a section on men’s sexual health. That’s excellent and deserves extra noting.
I, of course, did an oversell on the article’s positivity. This is because 1) I mean every word and 2) if you’re going to spread the fruits of your genital love, be smart about it. If you’re going to be chaste, keep the condom education out of your life but not out of the lives of men and women who serve our country in order that anyone may enjoy the freedom to state an uneducated opinion and create controversy where none logically need not be.
Be smart and use condoms. Be smarter and use other forms of birth control with it. Then have great sex and enjoy.