Sometimes I just have to weep for our young people – not just because of the decisions they make themselves, but for the way they are constantly betrayed by the adults who should be protecting them. Case in point ( h/t CMR):
[DailyMail] Extra small condoms for boys as young as 12 could soon be on our shelves.
The Hotshot condoms are going on sale in Switzerland after research found that not enough 12 to 14-year-old boys were having protected sex.
The condoms are likely to end up on sale in Britain, said their manufacturer Lamprecht AG.
A spokesman said the UK would be ‘top priority’ if the company expanded abroad, considering it had the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe.
Nysse Norballe said: ‘At the moment we are only producing the Hotshot in Switzerland.
‘But the UK is certainly a very attractive market since there is a very high rate of underage conception.’
Hmm.. my guess is the UK has a “very high rate of underage conception” because the UK has no problem promoting underage copulation. Recently, a woman had to take her daughter out of a school in Legbourne, Lincolnshire because of the school’s graphic “sex education” material – a scene from which one must prove to be “18 or older” on YouTube, but somehow is being shown to kids as young as seven.
“Not enough 12 to 14-year-old boys having protected sex” is not the problem. The problem is that too many 12-14 year old boys are having sex, period. No contraception can “protect” them from the harm they are inflicting upon themselves physically, spiritually, emotionally. In fact, it can only serve to encourage them to continue engaging in this dangerous and sinful behavior.
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of things that cause sin! Such things must come, but woe to the one through whom they come!” (Mt. 18:6-7).
Kids do not need condoms! What they need is support and encouragement to see and love with a pure heart and aspire to something higher and greater than what the world would have them settle for. Don’t we want the best for our children? How can we ever encourage them to aspire to greatness or practice self-control in other areas when we constantly tell them it’s not possible in this most vital and intimate part of their lives?