It Doesn't Have the Same Meaning

Can we talk about what teens call "oral"? Forgive the bluntness, but its important. It's not uncommon for healthcare professionals or teachers to be asked by middle school girls, "What can I say if a guy asks for oral, and I don't want to do it?"

Among teenagers, even churched teenagers, oral sex isn't technically "sex." Because youth culture has redefined abstinent behavior to mean only sex that leads to babies. So teens who perform or receive oral sex, still consider themselves "pure." This activity doesn't even have to be tied to a relationship: "Friends with Benefits" do oral.

With explicit sex acts available through every digital device, one unintentional consequences is that oral has become normal, while being stripped of any emotional significance. No one knows at exactly what age boys begin to view pornography, but best guestimates are that nearly all have either accidental or intentional exposure beginning as young as 8 and typically before 13.

In Real Life it means middle school girls who used to be passed notes that said, "Do you like me? Yes/No" now receive notes that say, "Oral? Yes/No." As if she is agreeing to play Mario Kart or Pokemon Go! Sadly, many caring adults in her world are oblivious to this experience, and worse still, in California, the newly mandated public school curricula encourages oral sex as "safer."

Safer? Really? Did you know that HPV (Human Papillomavirus) surpassed smoking in 2010 as the leading cause of mouth, throat and esophageal cancers? If you didn't know that, you are not alone!

Christian parents, pastors and other concerned adults should get informed, and become proactive. LoveFest '20: Rooted is one opportunity to do both, without dying of embarrassment in the process. Don't miss out! Register today!

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