Oregon pushing AIDS group school lessons that intertwine sex education with meth use

July 29, 2014

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SALEM, Ore. – Governor Kitzhaber’s Department of Education is pressuring school districts to adopt Brad Victor’s Comprehensive Sexuality Education program. The Adolescent Sexuality Conference in Seaside is one of the ways in which Brad Victor showcases that program.

young guide toThe mantra is being repeated everywhere in Oregon.  Our children need this sex education because abstinence does not work. Almost all of our children will have sex early and often.  Therefore we need to teach them how to reduce their risks.

The logic is crystal clear:

  • Sex is very pleasurable and therefore kids will have sex early and often;
  •  Unfortunately, sex may also be harmful and result in pregnancy or other socially transmitted diseases;

Therefore:

  • We must teach kids how to reduce the risks of sex.

That same logic can be applied to any number of other human activities. In fact, Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), one of the principal sponsoring organizations for the taxpayer-funded Adolescent Sexuality Conference, extends that logic to the use of methamphetamines.

In CAP’s  “A Young Male’s Guide To…. ” the use of methamphetamines and the use of sex are intertwined.  Let’s look at what the CAP authors actually say to our young people.

Pleasure

Like sex, meth “sends pleasure messages to the brain,” you can take meth orally or it can be “injected or inserted into the anus,” “it’s cheap,”  and the “high lasts for a while.”  Like sex, the use of methamphetamines usually “starts out being a social experience, but can become an addiction.”

And some of the benefits of meth are, in fact, sexual.  Meth allows you to “have lots of sex with lots of partners for long periods,” and it allows you to “lose all sexual inhibitions.”

Harm

Meth can also cause mental and physical exhaustion, depression, “extended psychosis,” and liver and kidney damage.  The sexologists don’t believe sex, in and of itself, can be harmful, but they know that sex can lead to pregnancy and “other socially transmitted diseases” and they know the effects of diseases like AIDS, cervical cancer, and, untreated syphilis are easily as dangerous as the effects of methamphetamine addiction.

Risk Reduction

So CAP tells its young readers how to reduce the risks of meth use just as it tells its readers how to reduce the risk of sex.  The readers are told:

“Don’t overdo it. Watch your intake; don’t share works. [needles. tuters,]; eat. Drink water; Sleep. Allow your body to Recover; Don’t hesitate to get help; Listen to what your body is telling you.”

Most of which might also be recommended to young people who are having a great deal of sex with many different partners.

It is all so simple and straightforward.  It’s all so logical.  How can it possibly fail?

Governor Kitzhaber’s Department of Education is bringing this advice to young people in your neighborhood.

Authored by Dr. Chana Cox

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