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    can u get pregnant from ingesting semen through oral sex?
    Lattie1015 posted:
    just want to know if it is at all possible to get pregnant this way, or is it through vaginal sex only. I dont see how it is physically possible, but would like to make sure.
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    fcl responded:
    It is absolutely, beyond the shadow of a doubt, impossible.
    There's nothing inherently dirty about sex, but if you try real hard and use your imagination you can overcome that.
    elle0317 responded:
    I am always amazed, and not in a good way, the amount of people that come here know so little human about reproduction, don't they teach sex-ed in school anymore?? If this is the result of teaching abstinence, then I am very worried for those students. They will grow up knowing absolutely nothing about sex (other than the rumour and wive's tales out there) and how babies are made. It's actually very frightening!
    tlkittycat1968 replied to elle0317's response:
    It's also the result of parents thinking that's something parents should teach their kids and then not doing it. It's a result of parents thinking if they don't tell their kids about sex, they won't have it.

    MInd you, my parents never talked to me about sex but I knew where babies came from thanks to an old book called "Where Did I Come From?" They also had books on the bookshelf and since I love to read, I just read them.
    Mensch59 replied to tlkittycat1968's response:
    Here in Georgia the Health textbooks from Midle school cover all the details about human reproduction except how it got in there and where it comes out. The words Penis and Vagina are not to be found. CERTAINLY no illustrations. LOL No different than when I was in middle school in 1971.
    tlkittycat1968 replied to Mensch59's response:
    Couple that with parents who are too embarassed or unwilling to talk about sex and it's repercussions and you have a recipe for disaster.
    BalconyBelle replied to tlkittycat1968's response:
    My sex ed class covered anatomy, but not the mechanics of reproduction--and I only learned about female anatomy. The boys and girls were separated and taught the anatomy specific to their genders, and guys were informed about condoms...Which they promptly turned into weird balloon animals after class. The girls found out about condoms after seeing a latex zoo in the halls. I didn't actually learn about BC pills/female contraception options (short of commercials) until I was in college.

    My parents were always too embarrassed/uncomfortable to have 'the talk' with me, but like tlkittycat, I loved to read. I hunted down anatomy books, and I raided my mom's romance between the two, I kinda filled in the gaps in my education.
    fcl replied to BalconyBelle's response:
    I don't wish to criticize but I really don't get why parents think that ignorance is bliss - it really isn't bliss when there's a potential pregnancy in the offing. I really do not understand how such a supposedly advanced country can haved such a high teen birth rate ...
    There's nothing inherently dirty about sex, but if you try real hard and use your imagination you can overcome that.
    BalconyBelle replied to fcl's response:
    I think it's because there's a lack of accurate and comprehensive sex ed classes, lack of parental involvement in teaching their children responsible sexual behavior, and ignorance of the sheer amount of work involved in being a parent for some teens who choose to become pregnant. In middle school, there were a group of girls who wanted to have babies because they thought it'd be like having a living doll. In High School I knew even more girls with the same outlook.

    Granted, some states to a better job at sex ed, not all parents abdicate their responsibilites, and not all teens who choose to have babies do so because they think they'll be getting a living Cabbage Patch kid...but there's enough of a breakdown in information that it leads to a rather embarrassing amount of misinformation and outright ignorance.

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