Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lets talk about sex II

What happens when we don't talk about sex?

Here's one example...

In Tangle of Young Lips, a Sex Rebellion in Chile By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO (NY Times)

SANTIAGO, Chile — It is just after 5 p.m. in what was once one of Latin America’s most sexually conservative countries, and the youth of Chile are bumping and grinding to a reggaet├│n beat. At the Bar Urbano disco, boys and girls ages 14 to 18 are stripping off their shirts, revealing bras, tattoos and nipple rings.

The place is a tangle of lips and tongues and hands, all groping and exploring. About 800 teenagers sway and bounce to lyrics imploring them to “Poncea! Poncea!”: make out with as many people as they can.

And make out they do — with stranger after stranger, vying for the honor of being known as the “ponceo,” the one who pairs up the most.

Read the rest of it here. I think we neglect this at our own peril.

My first post on this can be found here.

Please also read my first comment on that post, which includes an excerpt from Lisa Kimball's Human Sexuality: Teenagers and the Church

"I have often said that the silence in our churches around the subjects of human sexuality and alcohol is the ticket to our extinction." She is exactly right.


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