Is "Purity Bear" Creepier Than "Pedobear"?
|From the "Purity Bear" video
So, the "Purity Bear" video is getting some attention after being featured on Tosh.0. A "pure" girl invites a young boy in to her house after a date while her parents aren't home. Suddenly, a creepy stuffed bear (that only the guy can see or hear) shows up over his shoulder and convinces him not to go in (if you get my meaning) to maintain his "purity".
Proponents of abstinence only education like to site the "fact" that girls who don't wait for marriage to have sex often say they regret the decision....Duh! If you are constantly told that if you have sex before marriage, you will be a slut, dirty, impure, tainted...it would kind of skew your attitude about sex of any kind.
Jezebel.com's post about Texas schools quietly introducing real sex education makes the point in a very funny way:
It's the same for gays and lesbians that grow up in the most homophobic areas. If you're constantly told that engaging in a certain behavior is really bad and you engage in that behavior, you're going to feel really bad about yourself.
That doesn't stop fundamentalists from causing more problems by advocating for abstinence only education, even though study after study shows that these programs don't work and in fact may increase the transmission of STDs.