Survey about birth control and parental judgment

I saw a link to this post on friends profile and I was gonna leave a comment but I thought it would just be to much a long wall of text to just leave a comment.  So in order to break it up and write it out more fully, I am going to write a note on it instead.  Address of the post at the end of this note.
The post is titled, Survey says Teens Skip Birth Control Because They Fear Parental Judgement.  In response to the title alone I have to say a great big fucking so what?  For one there are more forms of birth control then the pill which I'm guessing the girls and one of the reasons they aren't taking it.  What about the boys who are apparently are not informed enough to wrap up there dick before they going sticking in some girls vagina.  But the survey says "68% of teens said they agreed with this statement: The primary reason why they don't use birth control or protection is because they're afraid their parents will find out".  Just to be clear I suspect this survey has more to do with girls then boys since girls generally need parental permission in order to get the pill, IUD or other form of contraceptive.
'The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, said teens consistently say, in the organization's surveys year after year, that their parents, not peers, partners or popular culture, most influence their decisions about sex, but birth control seems to be a "profound exception" to this rule'.

Where the fuck is this data? I you follow the link from the post on CNN, you get shown a image that breaks down the ethic background along with the answer to just if you agree with "The primary reason why they don't use birth control or protection is because they're afraid their parents will find out".  I could say in addition to the blatant assertion that its your parents and not what you learn at school or from piers that matter, I have read things about comprehensive sex education at schools drastically reducing the number of unplanned pregnancy, and contraction of STIs or STDs.
"Evaluations of comprehensive sex education programs show that these programs can help youth delay onset of sexual activity, reduce the frequency of sexual activity, reduce number of sexual partners, and increase condom and contraceptive use. Importantly, the evidence shows youth who receive comprehensive sex education are NOT more likely to become sexually active, increase sexual activity, or experience negative sexual health outcomes. Effective programs exist for youth from a variety of racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds"
Now while I do not think I can argue that having parents that are sex positive and able to openly communicate with their children about the importance of sex safety amount any other topic about sex.  Honestly this is not just something that happens between a parent and their child.  Grown adults have trouble talking to other adults about sex without it being something weird cause for some reason it just is not something you talk openly about. It is not just the parents responsibility but every ones responsibility to promote a more sex positive society where this would be less of a issue going forward.  As a result unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and abortions will all decrease as well.  In this day and age I personally feel like maybe even as soon as ten years old kids should start receiving sex education, as there has been some data asserting that kids are having their first sexual experience at a younger and younger age. http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/07/living/feat-teens-birth-control-fears-parents/index.html?sr=tw051915birthcontrol1030aStoryGalPhoto


Started Learning Japanese あまなのにはんご

Recently I started to try and find out ways to learn Japanese online for free.  Something that has not been a easy task but it has been something I have been wanting to do for awhile now.  I suppose it is not to surprising that is difficult to find much in the way of learning another langue for free.  My main goal is try and be able to read Japanese, partly cause I found I wanted to start playing eroge visual novels, but there are not many that have been translated into English.

I would also like to learn how to speak it as; assuming I find a full time job again and have the money.  I would very much like to be able to travel to Japan.  Possibly even move to Japan.

Right now I'm mostly trying to study two of the three character sets that is needed in order to read Japanese. hiragana and katakana.  One site I am trying to learn Japanese through is Lentil: Learn Japanese.  It uses a flash card style to teach the characters in hiragana and katakana, and so far I've completed the katakana characters.

I completed the katakana characters but I am still working on the hiragana ones.  Main problem if have with this site is the characters it shows you don't always exactly look like the character they first taught you.

Hiragana and katakana are the two easiest character sets to learn though.  Katakana is exclusivly used for writing foreign words in Japanese while hiragana is only used in combination with the last and hardest to learn kanji.


1. Lentil: Learn Japanese:  http://japanese.lentil.com/