I was checking the news this morning and came across this article entitled, "What's In A Number?"
The author was focusing on why discussing the number of sexual partners that we've had in the past is such a big deal and why it shouldn't be.
I just wanted to examine some of the thoughts behind the "facts" that are discussed here.
The author claims that a low number can mean that a person has made good choices, but it can ALSO mean that this person is fearful of having sex and connecting with other people b/c of religion, family ideals, abuse or other issues.
It is interesting that the religion and family ideals are listed as a "downside" of having a low number of sexual partners right next to "abuse and other issues". In fact, religion and family ideals are "part of the problem".
Ms. Block, the author, claims that the controversy surrounding the number of sexual partners that your current partner has had shouldn't even be an issue.
I beg to disagree. This laughably shortsighted viewpoint blatantly ignores hard scientific data on STD's, unplanned pregnancies, emotional disorders, substance abuse, suicide rates, etc. and contributes to the reason why so many young people are misinformed about the lifelong consequences of multiple partners.
Let's stop spreading outright lies, Ms. Block. For the sake of our children's future, let's get real here.
Religion and family ideals aren't the problem here.