Would You Give Your Teen Condoms?

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Would You Give Your Teen Condoms?
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 2:26pm
iVoice Brandi Jeter asks a question to moms of teens -- would they give condoms to their kids to encourage safe sex?

What about you?

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Tue, 04-26-2011 - 9:04pm

'Oops' moments have been around for a long time. My oldest sister was born 12 1/2 years before me in Dec. 1947; growing up when other kids' parents were celebrating anniversaries my folks always said they'd been married so long they forgot exactly when it was. They finally admitted to getting married in June of '47 and my sister had been very tiny at birth - just under 5 pounds - so they'd passed her off as a preemie. Turns out that they really didn't get married until August or September of that year - Dad was still in college and I think they married right before he went back for his junior year.

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Tue, 04-26-2011 - 9:11pm


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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 12:11am


If you took all the oopses off the planet, and the children of those oopses over the centuries, world population would be only a few hundred thousand, instead of a few billion.

What always amazes me is what a blessing those oopses become.

Love the above stories!



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Registered: 12-16-2003
Wed, 04-27-2011 - 11:19am
I know it is not guarenteed, shoot, I expect them to use their hampers, and they often fail at that! But, pregnancy is not something you catch like strep. You may still get strep even though you don't use a water fountain, never enter a pubic restroom, etc... but you won't catch pregnancy. I would get them protection if they asked, but as I said, it would come with a lecture and disappointment in that action.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 05-15-2004
Mon, 05-09-2011 - 10:31am

My wife and I had a disagreement about this very issue.

My wife feels as most of you here do. When she found out her 15 year old daughter (my stepdaughter) had sex, she said she was going to put her on the pill. I

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 7:18am

Would your opinion be any different if your stepdaughter were a stepson?

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Registered: 04-14-2011
Sat, 05-14-2011 - 10:14pm

As bad as "us moms" hate to admit it..they are gonna have sex..and I think it is better for them to be "safe" than to be "sorry"..it shows responsibility for us to provide them and for them to use them....just my opinion