Introducing myself

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Introducing myself
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Wed, 06-18-2008 - 5:13pm
Okay, well...my name is Valerie. I'm not a parent, although at times I feel like one (I have to take care of my sister). But I am a SAH of sorts. I'm disabled. Not to mention, I have social anxiety. I like to stay alone, most of the time. I do the domestic things. I have to pull my own weight. I do get my own paychecks. Of course, it's below the poverty line. But it's something. I think SAHMS deserve pay. More than I make. After all, I'm making money to stay home. But most stay-at-homes make no money for the work they do.

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 10:24am

Who said anything about magically becoming pregnant?

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 11:54am

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 11:56am
So then even if a couple uses BC and has sex they are clearly making the choice to become pregnant?

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Sandi--Mommy to Ryan 7/24/07


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Registered: 07-23-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 12:02pm

Ummm.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 12:04pm
Anytime one engages in heterosexual sex, there is a risk of pregnancy. Anyone that consents to have sex, is also consenting to the *possibility* of pregnancy.
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Registered: 01-07-2007
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 12:15pm
I agree with you, the only way to absolutely ensure no pregnancy is to abstain.
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Registered: 01-07-2007
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 12:16pm
Of course.

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Sandi--Mommy to Ryan 7/24/07


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Registered: 07-23-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 12:36pm

< My point was that having sex is not a clear choice to become pregnant, that's all.>


Ummm....I completely disagree.

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 1:04pm

Ok, so then you obviously view sexual intercourse as for procreation only.


"Maybe if more people looked at sex this way there would be less parents discussing sacrifice."


One has nothing to do with the other.

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Sandi--Mommy to Ryan 7/24/07


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Registered: 03-31-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 1:51pm

Sex is not for procreation *only* (and I don't think canadiantina was implyingn that is it) but it isn inscapable fact of biology that every act sexual intercourse carries with it a chance of pregnancy. Not matter the intent of the participants, Nature was the final say on the issue.

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