“Healthy Happy and Hot”- the planned parenthood HIV sex guide.
First– where you can find the guide in its entirety.
Here’s from pg 1
” Young people living with HIV may feel that sex is just not an
option, but don’t worry — many young people living with HIV
live healthy, fun, happy and sexually fulfi lling lives. You can
too, if you want to! Things get easier (and sex can get even
better) as you become more comfortable with your status.”
And then things get a little scary . From pg 2.
“Sharing your HIV status is called
disclosure. Your decision about whether to
disclose may change with different people
and situations. You have the right to
decide if, when, and how to disclose your
If???? If you want to disclose??!! There’s about 15 pages to this guide. It is strickly designed for “young people”. They don’t define the age group – they don’t have to. It boils down to young people, (who lets face tend to be a little irresponsible when it comes to sex anyway ) are now being told they don’t have to disclose they have HIV. Yes that virus. The one that causes AIDS.
Other fast topics include
• express and enjoy their sexuality (page 3)
• decide if, when, and how to disclose their
HIV status (page 5)
• experience sexual pleasure (page 7)
• take care of their sexual health (page 9)
• practise safer sex (page 11)
as well as as quick run down on how to access support services.
This so-called guide is guiding them to have great sex without taking THE RESPONSIBLITY for telling their unsuspecting partner. Planned parenthood argues the person infected with HIV has a
“RIGHT” to not tell people if they dont want to.
This guide is designed in an eye-catching pattern of bright colors with silhouettes of ‘young people’ bouncing and jumping and happy and carefree. Very reminiscent of the free love and sex movement of the 60′s and early 70′s
Look, this is not about no sex for anybody, ever again. This is about our tax dollars, which planned parenthood receives telling “young people” that they don’t have to take responsibility for their actions.
Personally I’d have preferred if my tax dollars had gone into a guide telling instead they have an obligation and responsibility to their partner to speak up ahead of time, instead of telling them how to have more enjoyable sex and don’t sweat the small stuff.
I’m sorry these “young adults” are embarrassed, or might not get the trophy they planned on a Friday night. Maybe its a fling outside of marraige, whatever. But there can be serious repercussions when safeguards fail.
Planned parenthood always talks about Choice. Well in this case the potential partners should be given the choice of whether or not they wish to have sex with a particular individual. They can’t make an informed choice if they’re not given the all the details.