Amplify Your Voice, an organization working with youth to change our dysfunctional approach to sexual health issues, does awesome media outreach. In this new video, two adorable talking bears discuss actual lessons from abstinence-until-marriage programs. For example, they compare people who have had sex before marriage to dirty toothbrushes, half-chewed candy and cups of spit - and it's even weirder, if that's possible, when the bears say it.
As Amplify Your Voice points out, since 1996, the US has spent over $1.5 billion on abstinence-only-until-marriage lessons like these. Now, as we've said many times, there's nothing wrong with waiting to have sex, but doing so based on these silly, misleading and totally ineffective programs is a really big problem.
If you agree, join them by contacting your elected reps. It takes less than a minute to amplify your own voice here.
[Thanks to Melissa Gira Grant for the link!]