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View Poll Results: How would you respond if your kid asked you to buy them some condoms?
Guy - If it was a son, id buy them for him 6 5.66%
Guy - If it was a daughter, id buy them for her 1 0.94%
Guy - i wouldnt buy it for either 7 6.60%
Guy - wouldnt buy it, and ground them from seeing their bf/gf 2 1.89%
Guy - id make them buy their own 6 5.66%
guy - other 7 6.60%
Gal - If it was a son, id buy them for him 12 11.32%
Gal - If it was a daughter, id buy them for her 13 12.26%
Gal - i wouldnt buy it for either 12 11.32%
Gal - wouldnt buy it, and ground them from seeing their bf/gf 2 1.89%
Gal - id make them buy their own 19 17.92%
gal - other 19 17.92%
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Westchester County
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I will only buy them after both children agree (in writing) to an STD test. Since the other set of parents would immediately become offended they will more than likely forbid their child to see my child and thus problem solved. Step two is to make it extremely difficult for the young couple (threats real or implied do work).
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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I will only buy them after both children agree (in writing) to an STD test. Since the other set of parents would immediately become offended they will more than likely forbid their child to see my child and thus problem solved. Step two is to make it extremely difficult for the young couple(threats real or implied do work).
Yeah, good luck with that.. especially the bolded part.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Wherever I want to be... ;)
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I will only buy them after both children agree (in writing) to an STD test. Since the other set of parents would immediately become offended they will more than likely forbid their child to see my child and thus problem solved. Step two is to make it extremely difficult for the young couple (threats real or implied do work).
Why fight it? I don't understand.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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This is kinda silly. My oldest son who is 16 bought some on his own because he wanted to be prepared. He did not want anyone in the family to know about it but all found out because..... apparently his younger stepbrother went nosing through his stuff. He found them and blew them all up like balloons, tied them and stood them up on the kitchen counter for all to see- all blown up.
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Solving America's teen sex problem - Sex - Salon.com

I just dont see most american parents being that understanding.

Having a boy, I would be ok with it, but afraid of lawsuits.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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You dug up your own thread that's nearly four years old.

You have stock in Trojan?
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: earth?
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Sex is natural. Condoms should be given out at schools, libraries, etc. Not a big deal. You can still talk to your kids about YOUR values AND make sure they have protection, should they need it.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:46 PM
 
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16 is far too young to be having sex.

Hugs, not sex!

But seriously, since I don't have children yet, I can't really say. But I hope I'll never have to be in the situation where my minor was asking for condoms or that my minor was even having sex at all! They should wait until they're 18 or until they're married. Thankfully the CDC shows that sexual activity among teenagers is falling. And according to The Strauss and Howe generation theory, the current Artist generation of minors will have very low levels of sex, so hopefully my future kids will avoid sex and be well behaved if the theory plays out accordingly.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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This thread is over 2 years old and this subject has been hashed and rehashed, over & over again...

I hope that my kids will have better things to do with their time when they are 16....
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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If they ask it is because THEY feel the are ready. Regardless of whether or not they are, it is somewhat immaterial at that point.

I would get my teenager (regardless of gender) condoms and ANOTHER form of birth control.
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