And I am absolutely respectful of yours and the others that have posted as well.
Abstinence as the only national program against STDs does not work, it never did and it never will.
That exactly is what I am getting at.
You see, when I saw the excitement about this vaccine by the originator of the thread my heart sank. Because as was stated, I think this is a kneejerk answer. Should studies be stopped because we can't be responsible in our sexual behaviour? No absolutely not, should cures and preventive measures be stopped? No absolutely not. What I am against, is absolute dogma that abstinence be treated as a will never happen, furggeddaboutit answer.
Is it possible that from henceforth people will act responsibly?
That the man, or woman, who knows he/she has a disease will never go forth and have unprotected sex again? We are selfish, and people don't care who or what they hurt, as long as they get what they want. It is pathetic.
But I stand by my original statement that I think it is rude to innoculate young girls against a disease, with a vaccine that may or may not work. It is dangerous, and it is irresponsible.
A turnaround to morally motivated behavior is really the only answer. Like it or not, it will work, whereas we can innoculate ourselves silly, and these diseases will only mutate, and overcome our tiny swords.
The answer is abstinence.