Today is the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. I know, who knew, right? In honor of the day, I wanted to give a shout out to an organization that is doing Sex Ed the right way, in my humble opinion. The Birds and the Bees Text Line, started in February in North Carolina (home state pride!) is staffed by health educators who monitor a cell phone that buzzes constantly with questions like: “If you take a shower before you have sex, are you less likely to get pregnant?” or “Does a normal penis have wrinkles?” The teen askers are anonymous, and they each get a thoughtful, nonjudgmental text in response from an adult at the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina. How cool and simple is this idea?! Read more about it here.
Yay, Birds and Bees Texting! Other states: Fall in line. This source is so much better than a random google search or your equally uniformed friends (trust me). It's the best thing since The Midwest Teen Sex Show!
To find out how the TV people are joining in the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, see which baby-related shows you can catch here. And if you're hankering for something interactive, Stayteen.org has a quiz that challenges you to think about what you'd do in the heat of the moment. It's pretty steamy. Have fun!