Meghan - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 37 moms have responded )
This was a post on a Cafemom Forum I belong to...not my personal opinion...
Please bear with me. I am a bit upset with this topic. In reading posts in other groups, I noticed a post about "Hot Shots", condoms made smaller geared towards younger males, 12-14, Swiss-made.
Now, why am I pissed?? Why in the hell are we even allowing our children enough privacy at such young ages to even have sex?? The majority of the ladies responding to the post completely agreed and loved the idea os smaller condoms for younger ages. Are you serious? What are we telling our children??
This made me think of a woman who wrote to a local newpaper back at home to the "Dear Abby" column about what to do about her 12 year old daughter who was pregnant with her SECOND child. She had her first at 10 years old by her 14 or 15 year old boyfriend.
Seriously. How are children this young able to do this when they should rarely, RARELY, be without adult supervision?? One girl said that some can't help how soon they become sexually ready. Some just mature faster than others. Yes, their BODIES physically mature faster than others, but sexually? They should not even be thinking about having sex at 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 years old.
I don't even really know what to say. My mind is just overflowing and I can not seem to find all the right words. I was 14 the first time I had sex, and I stayed in the shower afterwards until the water was cold, trying to wash all the filth off of me. I look back today WISHING I had never did that, WISHING I kept that innocence until I was really ready.
I understand that more parents must work out of the home due to the economy, but how is it that we can make sure we can keep our house clean and keep dinner on the table and keep money coming in to support our household but we can't even keep track of our kids? Kids are getting cell phones at younger ages that way their parents can keep track of them. Are you kidding me?? How about having your kids with you?? Is that a bad idea.
Ladies, tell me what you think about "Children's Condoms". Tell me how you think we might be able to help gear our chidren away from having sex instead of just telling them at younger ages that we will get them condoms and birth control. Come July, I will have 4 daughters, and I'll be damned if I have to start telling them at 8 years old that we need to talk about birth control and getting them put on it because if they are anything like myself, they will start their periods early and mature physically faster than others their age.