New, in North Carolina, a sex hotline for teens. An impersonal, faceless text line so confused kids can get–no answers and a total lack of respect and love:
The texted question: “If I was raped when I was little and just had sex was it technically my first time when I was raped or when I recently had sex?” He wrote three drafts. An hour later, he texted back: “Your first time is whatever you make it. There is no ‘right’ answer: I believe your first time can be many things (good, bad, fun, embarrassing, wonderful) but it should never be non-consensual. Your first time is the first time you choose to have sex, not when some horrible person forces you.”
More from the same article:
Some [questions] reveal dangerous chasms of ignorance. “If ur partner has aids,” one teenager asks, “and u have sex without a condom do u get aids the first time or not?”
You know where there’s a dangerous chasm of ignorance? With the “adults” who started this thing up.
Brigitte shakes her head in disbelief: To have so much sex ed and know so little… It would be funny if it weren’t so sad.by