I was born in 1969 b.c. (before cell phones). I am from the generation of bad hair cuts (hello mullets!), bad fashion, good music and bad information. Especially when it came to sex.
I remember when I was about 14, I was told that if you douched with 7-up, you won’t get pregnant. Or how about the infamous, “if you do it in a pool…” Thank God I was terrified of my parents and was a 22 year old virgin, because I was given some pretty BAD information.
My, have times changed. Welcome to the age of technology.
San Francisco just launched the nation’s first text-messaging program aimed to give instant cellphone messages to sexually active young people ages 12 to 24, seeking advice about sex and health.
Hmmm…I don’t know how I feel about this. I mean, it’s good that these kids will be getting accurate information, but at the same time, are they getting enough with just a text message?
If this program was available to me in the age of Madonna and neon clothing, I might have used it just to ask about the whole 7-up thing. But I’m hoping that I would have established an open and trusting relationship with both my kids, that they can come TO ME to ask their questions. No matter how embarrassing.
What do you think?