Barbara: Is it okay for girls to buy the condoms?
From: Kaitlynn, Springfield
I can't think of a single reason why it is not a good idea for a girl to buy the condoms, assuming that this is a girl who is mature enough to be having sex in the first place. The idea is to keep our daughters -- and sons -- safe from sexually transmitted diseases and, oh by the way, pregnancy. If a girl is inclined to have sex (do I need to repeat: and mature enough, and it fits into her value system), I see nothing unromantic or unwise about being able to produce the condom in the event the boy does not.
I imagine the objection some parents might have to telling their daughter to have a condom handy is that it is tantamount to condoning hook-ups. For a full discussion of hook-ups, read this.
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