The Predator in the Fashion Magazine: Teen Vogue Coaches Teenagers in Sodomy

(WARNING: Due to the nature of the Teen Vogue article, this response contains some graphic language)

In this file photo, Teen Vogue’s May 2012 edition is seen.

By Jennifer Hartline Published on July 10, 2017

(WARNING: Due to the nature of the Teen Vogue’s disturbing article, this response contains some graphic language.)

In this case, the predator is the fashion magazine.

Yes, predator.

Teen Vogue is preying on teenagers, particularly teenage girls, since girls are their primary audience. In a recent article, Teen Vogue gives coaching for “the beginner” on “how-to” engage in sodomy. The author of the vile piece calls it “Anal Sex 101.”  (I will not link to it because it is predatory and disgusting.)

To summarize, Teen Vogue claims that anal sex is perfectly normal, ancient (the Greeks and Romans did it), and not at all weird, gross, or unnatural. Therefore, teens should not be afraid to do it if they want to. It falsely insists that as long as a condom is used, there’s no danger, no harm, and nothing to worry about. Some brief cautions are given about using toys and things, and how to “safely” insert foreign objects into the rectum. But not to worry, says the author, even that is perfectly legit.

Nowhere in the article are the words “male” or “female” used. Anatomical parts are mentioned, and the owners of certain parts are given directions pertaining to their parts, such as someone who has a prostate vs. someone who does not. But there’s no mention of men and women. Just nondescript persons with parts.

Why are the people determined to corrupt our sons and daughters so much more zealous in their mission than we are in our obligation to protect them?

The magazine graphically explains why a lot of “lube” is essential to do the act. (Thus, undercutting its own premise that sodomy is natural.)

A brief and very limited reference is made to the “poop” issue, but only for the sake of reassuring squeamish readers. Everybody poops, their repulsive logic goes, so what’s the big deal.

Again, this is not even an adult porn magazine wrapped in brown paper. This is what is being taught to your child in a fashion magazine for teens

When is Enough Enough?

Really, when are we going to get righteously angry and say “No more!” Why are the people determined to corrupt our sons and daughters so much more zealous in their mission than we are in our obligation to protect them?

Wake up, Moms and Dads! A magazine produced for your teenage daughters is giving them explicit instructions on how to be sodomized. It is teaching them to be used by a guy, in a very dangerous way, for his pleasure and satisfaction. It is giving the clear message to every teenage boy that it’s perfectly acceptable to sodomize a girl, to use her, even physically hurt her for the sake of an orgasm.

And, of course, it is glorifying as good, normal and healthy the harmful practice of homosexual sex.

This is a decisive, deliberate tactic of those forcing the current perverted sexual ideology on our society. It is the homosexualization and dehumanization of our children. This dead-end sexual ideology cannot reproduce on its own, so it must maintain and grow itself by acquiring our children.

The kids must be groomed, and indoctrinated from their toddler years, to accept the new “progressive”, modern, totally insane sexual agenda in its entirety, without question or resistance. They must be re-programmed to reject biology, natural law and their own need for modesty.

The new sexual predators are stealthy and slick. They are politicians, doctors, business professionals, celebrities, magazine editors, movie producers, college professors, school teachers, and worst of all, clergy. 

These Predators Eat Our Timidity First

People parade and cheer for Pride, as young children are exposed to naked men and women engaging in sex acts on the streets.

These predators know how to intimidate. They know very well that words like “bigot” and “homophobe” and “intolerance” are more effective and lethal than a bullet to the heart. And boy, have we proven them right.

They’ve succeeded in bullying most of the country into accepting that it’s just not nice to refuse to allow men into the ladies’ rooms. Then they labeled our daughters bigots and homophobes for being uncomfortable undressing with a strange man in the room.

America barely blinked, and suddenly it was against the acceptable social and moral code – and the law – to stop boys from competing on the girls’ teams. And again, the girls are bullied into accepting this insane injustice for fear of being labeled bigots. Nobody dares object. Not even the parents.

People parade and cheer for Pride, as young children are exposed to naked men and women engaging in sex acts on the streets, while the elite smile and praise this show of enlightenment and “education.” Not only do the parents not object, they’re snapping photos of their kids waving rainbow flags as all the naked debauchery walks by.

What Will It Take?

It’s like screaming at deaf ears at this point. There doesn’t seem to be any line that can’t be crossed, moved or obliterated. Is there no hill worth dying on anymore? Not even the hill that is our children’s lives? Is there nothing that will motivate us and give us courage to resist this madness? 

The predators aren’t lurking in the shadows, snatching the kids from the cover of darkness when we’re not looking. The predators are out in the open, basking in the sunshine, shaking our hands, smiling for pictures, and getting our signature of approval to corrupt our children morally, physically and spiritually.

The sexual predators are trying to bewitch our teens with lies about the pleasures and “benefits” of sodomy. Is enough finally enough?

Moms and Dads, if you’re at all unconvinced about this, you need to head over to Joseph Sciambra’s site and read the truth about sodomy and homosexuality. I warn you: It ain’t pretty and it’s not for the faint of heart.

Go read that, and then tell me it’s no big deal that your daughter’s fashion magazine is grooming her to embrace sodomy.

This is where timidity and moral cowardice have brought us.

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  • Paul

    “What will it take?” Take for what exactly?

    “Is there no hill worth dying on anymore?” If you’re speaking metaphorically then I would ask what will it take for that to be literal?

    The Bundy’s and their supporters came to the point of being willing to risk their lives for their principles, are you?

  • Patmos

    There is very little reasoning that can be done with the reprobate mind. They have their desires that spare them having to face their inner void, and they will reap all that they have sown. When the harvest time comes, the wheat will be gathered in the barn, and the tares cast into the fire.

  • GPS Daddy

    I think there are two primary issues in the church that stops the church:

    1. Unity. The church is not unified against this.
    2. Pornography. How many men, and ministers, dabble in this? Doing so undermines one’s spiritual authority. This battle is against principles and powers of evil I heavenly realms. If one is not living Holy then one cannot engage the battle.

    • Kevin Carr

      You are correct, the church is too chicken to deal with these issues and/or Christians do have a terrible reputation of shooting their wounded. So the problem(s) remain unaddressed.

      • Wayne Cook

        It’s getting worse…I get more emails from Christians who tell me their pastors are afraid. Well, the CHURCH is alive, though churches are dying…

  • Billy Chickens

    I’ll never have a colonoscopy because I consider it sodomy by the medical industry. If we don’t get sodomized by a person, we have to have our regular yearly sodomy session with a machine. Checkup by sodomy. Not for me. Nope.

    • Paul

      Wow, that’s extreme. It’s your body and I respect your decision. If I held to that view I would be in a world of hurt.

    • I hope you don’t have any colon cancer in your family, Billy. I did and I got colon cancer when I was 43. They had to cut out the upper half of my colon to save my life. If I’d had a colonoscopy sooner I wouldn’t have that long scar up and down my abdomen.

    • Nobody Specific

      Like others have said, its your body, and your conscious so it should be your choice. However if you check the definition of sodomy there is a sexual component. As long as you don’t do it out of prurient interest I don’t think a colonoscopy is sodomy. I would encourage you to at least give consideration to professional medical advice you otherwise trust, if you are advised to get one.

    • Wayne Cook

      Then you may have just signed your own death setence. Believe me..a colonoscopy is NOT sodomy….I would not be writing this if I hadn’t had one.

      • allie B

        My grandfather died as the result of a botched colonoscopy – they tore his bowel and sent him home. He was dead within 48 hours of agonizing pain as his entire body was toxic because fecal matter was leaking directly into his bloodstream. When we contacted an attorney, he said that this is extremely common and he has had several similar cases a year since he started practicing law. It might not be sodomy, but it isn’t the safe procedure we are lead to believe. There IS such a thing as a virtual colonoscopy – though your doctor may not offer it – which uses MRI technology and imaging rather than an invasive test.

        • sharkgirl7

          There are several safer options with so many medical procedures (mammograms, chemo, circumcision, etc etc) but they don’t want us to know because of $$$$

    • m-nj

      methinks thou jesteth. i’m at the age to have my first colonscopy… and not looking forward to it. a colonoscopy is definitely invasive and inconvenient, but to call it “sodomy” is a bit much… like calling a pap smear “rape” or “sexual battery”.

    • Linda

      I agree. That orifice is an exit only, never an entrance. I would rather take my chances. There is a non-invasive screening for bowel cancer called the fecal occult blood test – good enough for me.

      • Melanie J. Wood

        Fecal occult blood test just detects bleeding. It doesn’t tell you if from an ulcer, hemorrhoid or cancer.

    • Melanie J. Wood

      You’re an idiot (and probably a homophobe). You do not have it yearly. It may save your life instead of you dying by colon cancer. You’re choice, I guess.

  • mishypic

    Thank you so much for writing this. I don’t even know how to wrap my mind around something like this. Every time it seems like it can’t get any worse, it does. The media and especially these magazines, are doing a complete disservice to our young girls. They are warping their minds and completely brainwashing them into thinking this is all perfectly fine. I’m not a parent but I do speak out on these issues and teach Theology of the Body and Chastity. If I reach at least one young person, it’s worth it. We have to be a shining light in this dark world.

    • Wayne Cook

      Everyone has to start with their own family, but secondly, to study the list of advertizers, and boycott is the venue of the day…money still speaks.

      • Paul

        Agreed but problem is I don’t want to spend my money on the rag to find out the advertisers.

        • allie B

          Contact all your local retailers, explain to them what is happening, and ask them to pull all Conde Nast products. I’m already on it. Talk to the store managers where you normally shop. In one of our local stores, we were able to have Cosmo pulled from the check out aisles a few years ago.

  • mj

    I have always wondered WHO is writing these articles that show up in the fashion magazines. I think parents would be shocked to see who these people are (is it men writing salacious essays to our daughters or even homosexual men wanting to normalize this act for the young men as well?). I think parents should DEMAND that the magazines post a photograph and a FULL BIO so that we can VET them (or UNvet them) to our children. As parents we should always CONSIDER THE SOURCE and teach our children to do the same.

    • Jennifer Hartline

      Good point, mj. We should have the bio of the author of this horrid piece. And the editors of Teen Vogue need to be held responsible for publishing this garbage. How many pairs of eyes had to read and approve that piece before it was published?

    • gpenglase

      It’s cowardice to omit your name on an article, to hide behind anonymity.

  • KC

    Parents and grandparents must stand for your children. We need to know what they are watching, what they are reading, who they are listening to.
    We have to protect them because no one else will.
    Titles and labels can’t scare us into complacency – so what if someone thinks I am a homophobe – so what if someone thinks I am intolerant. Those attacking me surely aren’t tolerant of God’s Word.

  • allie B

    I went and read the article, because I thought surely it couldn’t be that bad. It is, in fact, that bad. I’ll be sending this out to every parent I know.

    • Jennifer Hartline

      Yeah, allie B, you can’t make this stuff up. It really is that bad. Our only hope is in Christ, and the conversion of hearts. And we must be vigilant and courageous in protecting our children.

  • allie B

    So, I just called my sister-in-law who works as a national trainer for a major drugstore chain. She is contacting all of the store managers and her employers about boycotting Conde Nast. I am writing a letter to every store in my area that I can think of that carries this trash.

    • Les-T

      So much for freedom of speech and expression.

      • Liberty4Evr

        They have the “Freedom of Speach.” We have the freedom to protest and to boycott. Their freedom does not give them the freedom from their actions, it only gives them the ability to to speak.

  • Jason Todd

    While you are perfectly entitled to have an opinion of this topic, as I, too, don’t care to have this discussed among teenage girls, your implied dislike of the practice itself, even among consenting adults, is something that should have been kept out of the article.

    To put it simply, what consenting adults do inside their own bedroom is none of your damn business.

    • Tom Rath

      Focus on the Family sez as long as it’s done in the confines of a loving marriage with full consent, it’s fine.

      • Jason Todd

        As does the Bible. But married or not, if its between consenting adults and behind closed doors, it is no concern of mine. I have no desire to get into someone else’s bedroom.

        • Lynne O’Luanaigh

          Where is sodomy approved of in the bible?

          • Snorlaxation

            …where is wearing mixed fabrics or getting divorced approved of in the bible?

        • Mo

          @ Jason Todd

          You’ve never read the Bible. You know zero about it.

          • Jason Todd

            You don’t know what you’re talking about.

      • RuthER

        No way is it okay! EVER. Has Focus on the Family decided to do away with scriptural truth? Do you know how many diseases and health problems result from a dangetous misuse of the human body that God designed? That belongs to Him? Go ask a urologist. Not to mention that it is all about the active partner’s satisfaction and not “mutual” at all.

    • Jennifer Hartline

      “The practice itself” is inherently dangerous and harmful (shall we talk about HIV rates? Other STD’s? And all the other damaging effects on the body which are probably not suitable for discussion on this forum?), and is obviously intrinsically disordered. It is absolutely my business, and the business of every parent, that such a “practice” is being promoted to teenage girls as a good and normal thing

      • Jason Todd

        “The practice itself” is inherently dangerous and harmful (shall we talk about HIV rates? Other STD’s? And all the other damaging effects on the body which are probably not suitable for discussion on this forum

        This entire passage does not belong on this forum. Nobody is arguing for sex between teens. But you should leave it to that context. When you extend it to consenting adults within the confines of their own bedroom, it is not relevant because it is none of anyone’s business. Do you have any problem understanding that?

        • Jennifer Hartline

          Teen Vogue is arguing for sex between teens. Encouraging it, in fact. And not normal sex, but disordered, dangerous sexual practices like the one in question.
          And I don’t believe my dislike was implied at all. I’m certain I stated it outright. Sodomy is a revolting, degrading, harmful, and immoral sexual act. People may consent to all sorts of things, but their consent doesn’t equal moral uprightness.

        • Magic_Stick

          Yeah I do. It’s our business as a public health issue. Sodomy rarely if ever stays in couples bedrooms and STDs are spread to other populations.

          • Tom Rath

            “…rarely if ever stays in couples (sic) bedrooms…”

            So the married couples who practice non-vaginal sexual acts all cheat? Is that really what you’re implying? Or maybe you’re saying those couple are more likely to do it in other rooms. In the case of my wife and myself, you’d be right on the latter.

          • Magic_Stick

            You silly fudge packer. Looks like some of the feces have traveled up to your brain.

          • Tom Rath

            :-Þ

          • RuthER

            To make it clear for you: some Christians mistakenly believe that the scripture stating “the marriage bed is undefined” means that sexual deviancy is okay as long as it’s between a husband and wife. Sodomy is an unnatural and harmful use of organs designed by God regardless of male/male or male/female or married or unmarried. It is not an example of love but pain. It is not a type of intercourse which involves the couple facing each other in intimacy or mutual satisfaction.

          • Tom Rath

            Sounds like you’re not doing it right. Too bad, so sad.

          • Jason Todd

            It’s our business

            Wrong answer.

            Sodomy rarely if ever stays in couples bedrooms

            Not relevant.

    • Mo

      @ Jason Todd

      “To put it simply, what consenting adults do inside their own bedroom is none of your damn business.”

      It is our “damn business” when it’s being pushed on our culture from every angle, and now even to young teens.

      Homosexuality is a dangerous, deadly practice that leads to all manner of dysfunction and even disease/death. That’s fact. You will NOT silence us from stating that fact and warning others about it. Do you understand me? You will not.

      • Jason Todd

        I’m not talking about homosexuality. I am talking about consenting adults within the confines of their own bedroom. Period. It’s not my business, and it’s not yours either.

      • Tom Rath

        I believe the topic under discussion here is not homosexuality but, in fact, specific sexual acts practiced by people of all sexual orientations…but, by sheer numbers, practiced by many, many more heterosexuals than homosexuals.

      • RuthER

        I agree Mo but just remember that “sodomy” is not only a homosexual practice but also an increasingly common assault by a male on a female.

  • m-nj

    read the link you posted to as “the harmful practice of homosexual sex” above. heartbreaking, yet proof that God saves whom he will save.

  • Marc Leysens

    I don’t think we (the bride of Christ) are here because of moral cowardice or timidity. Society, globally by enlarge, especially western, is here because the academia have rejected God and any idea of moral absolutes, and they are teaching everyone else to do so as well. Especially and progressively so over the past 4 or 5 generations. The collective academia and the media driven by money is what has brought us here, and it isn’t going to get any better. We are living in a pluralistic society and children will have to be taught and guided at home to protect them, by means of parents modelling moral choices and the consequences of not doing so at home. By this I do not mean don’t protect and be found fighting the good fight, but this is consistent with what the revelation to John predicts about the end time. Children will have to be taught to cope at home.

  • Jeremy L

    Sciambra worked in porn. Not every gay person works in porn or goes to sketchy clubs and thus not every gay person has the problems he describes. I also, shockingly, agree with Jason Todd. It is no one’s business what consenting adults do in private. Teen girls being encouraged to have sex I do disagree with, however.

    • Snorlaxation

      the article doesn’t encourage them to go out and do it. it says to not be afraid of trying it, and to understand how to do it if they so choose.

      • Raelee

        Did you read it?
        It talks on and on about having a “caring partner, who listens”, since when do pre teens have that? I’m no prude (far from it) but it wasn’t even educational. It was junk.

        • Snorlaxation

          It’s TEEN vogue, not PRE-TEEN vogue. if pre-teens and children are reading it that has more to do with the parent’s failings than anyone else’s.

          Vogue and teen vogue have had articles like this about sex for YEARS, literally. the only reason people are up in arms about it is because its talking in-depth about butt-sex, and so all the backwater religious folks (and parents genuinely nervous about their kids reading how to have sex) have to come out and complain because the butt is satan’s plaything.

          Get. REAL.

        • Jaide Beck

          Teens aren’t even ready for any sexual encounters, they are stil young, growing, and learning, and maturing. Putting this out there is like pushing them off a cliff! Matthew 18:6 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

      • Jeremy L

        My mistake. I suppose I was sucked into the words of the person critiquing the article rather than reading the article itself. I agree it is ultimately up to the 18+ girls what they want to do. No one is saying that “sodomy” isn’t risky, but to those who want to do it, you’re absolutely correct, what on earth is wrong with having a safety guide? The religious want to put a stop to it, but that ain’t gonna happen. Non-vaginal has been known and has been going on since the beginning of our history, even during “wholesome” eras. I have yet to hear a compelling argument as to why non-vaginal is just this horrible, evil vice. The fact that the author of this piece points to Sciambra as evidence of its alleged dangers show just naive she is to think everyone engaged in “non-traditional” sex is some kind of porn star or would fall into a dark pit of sexual irresponsibility and self-damage. Not a fair or accurate picture at all.

        • Snorlaxation

          Finally, someone else with actual real world sense. Thank you

        • FiscalCon

          First off – 18+ girls aren’t reading Teen Vogue. Secondly, we don’t have a cavalier attitude, if you want to try crystal meth, here’s a safety guide for it. Thirdly, any “safety guide” should be loaded with caveats. Here it seems just the opposite was the case. Any objection was casually dismissed.

          That is completely repugnant.

          • Jeremy L

            LOL at the crystal meth analogy.

      • VisPacem

        Another remarkably absurd observation on your part.

        To tell someone who is ignorant or lacking discretion to not be afraid of doing ‘x’ if ‘x’ has a high probability of causing her or him harm is to encourage said person to do such because it supposedly can or will have no adverse consequences.

        • Snorlaxation

          This article said don’t be afraid to try it, and then went off explaining in clear ways how to safely engage in it. It didn’t just say
          Have Butt sex, it’s totally ok! – and then that was it.

          Those ‘dangers’ can EASILY be avoided with the necessary information, patience, an understanding of the body, and if the situation involves it, a caring and patient sexual partner.

    • Jaide Beck

      This is wrong, it’s grooming kids, encouraging them. THis is from satan. We need to see what is happening to kids and stop it.
      Matthew 18:6 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

      • Jeremy L

        I say we stone the kids who embrace the magazine’s content despite our chastisement! (Deuteronomy 21:21)

  • BXVI

    There is no stopping this juggernaut. The West will continue down the path to utter depravity and re-paganization. They will also continue to export their depraved culture to the rest of the world. The “final showdown” will be between Islam and Secularism, with Christianity a mere bystander. Even among the so-called Christians, almost no one will remain true to Christ. Most of the Protestants have already caved in to the entire secularist mindset as regards sexual morality, and the Catholic Church is now in the process of doing so under Pope Francis. The Catholic Church is on the verge of accepting divorce and remarriage, and if you follow the headlines, is now engaged in a full-scale inter-Church war on acceptance of homosexual sin. Nintey-five out of 100 children of this generation will buy the entire lie of the secular culture. Then will come the end of the age (i.e., Christ’s return in glory), or else someone will have to rebuild from the ashes.

    • over it!

      Very sad….I hope Jesus comes soon….I for one am sad watching the world choose hell!

  • camille petrone

    Sad and cruel-
    Main stream media promoting “Fashion Icons” of disgust and poor character, now this??
    Really, Conde Nast needs to refresh THEIR virtues.
    Start by picking up a copy of
    The Book of Virtues, written by ;
    William J. Bennett

    or maybe Conde Nast forgot these words,
    Responsibility, Courage, Compassion, Loyalty, Honesty , Friendship, Persistence, Faith……

    lets REALLY teach our your girls something they will flourish with,
    OMG!!!

  • carbro123

    I find it interesting that it’s men defending sodomy on this thread.

    • Jennifer Hartline

      Very interesting. The sodomy defenders on Facebook have all been men as well.

    • kenc1101

      I find it interesting that it was a woman who authored the article in a magazine read by mostly teen girls.

      • Raelee

        There’s lots of women who like to prop up men & their needs. The “cool girl” …

        • kenc1101

          Really? That’s what you think is going on here? Woman propping up men and their needs? Don’t think so. The article normalizes the act and even gives examples in history as an excepted practice. Woman are just as deviant as men.

        • Jaide Beck

          That doesn’t make a girl cool. THis is way beyond that! It’s preditory! God is angry against this and I am too!

        • Jaide Beck

          These are children they are talking to, encouraging, grooming…etc. Matthew 18:6 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

    • Raelee

      Great point, but I’m sadly not as shocked as I should be. With the popularity of porn, that sex act has been reported (by teen girls) As being requested by their partners in overwhelming numbers. Lots of women & girls have been complaining about it, but I guess men don’t care as long as they can keep pushing the agenda.

    • BobTrent

      WeWe’re not taught what “sodomy,” “uncleanness,” “fornication,” mean, what behaviors are included.
      “Sodomy” in short is inherently nonprocreative sexual conduct.
      “Fornication” is an all-inclusive term for immoral sexual acts. “Uncleanness” is the above, in particular masturbation, Onanism.

  • Melissa Franzen

    And parents don’t forget to teach your children about purity. I have known too many teenagers who maintained their technical virginity, but were still sexually giving themselves away. What a horrible lie to think that because you are a “virgin” you have somehow saved yourself for your future spouse.

  • Jeri Williams

    1 Cor 6: 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (gay men), nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (homosexuals). God warned all of us, we only have ourselves to blame, we dig our own graves when we disobey God.

  • Royce E. Van Blaricome

    Thank you Jennifer for saying it straight. It is timidity and moral cowardice that has brought us to this place. I have been saying this for a decade or more now. I’ve asked more times that I could possibly count, “If you can’t stand up and take a little heat by being called a few names or screamed at or shunned by your “friends”, how ya gonna stand up when they put a blade to your throat?”

    I also believe God is using these articles, TV shows, and other social events to apply pressure and separate the sheep from the goats. Those who let their light shine and are salt will see their faith strengthened. The Posers and false converts of the Easy-Believism/Seeker-Sensitive who’ve asked Jesus into their heart to be PART of THEIR life will either capitulate to the World they love or finally surrender to Christ. One side will find they have no light and their salt will be trodden underfoot and the other’s faith will be strengthened.

  • Snorlaxation

    teenagers need to understand the good and bad and messy things about sex.
    Abstinence is proven to cause more stds to spread, and pregnancy, than prevent any of it, and since for some reason sex education isn’t a part of most school’s curriculum, and since it seems far too many religious conservatives are afraid of talking about sex to their children. what does that leave? A carefully worded article in a magazine, or the internet?

    Mid to late teenagers are going to have sex, to be curious, to give in to their hormone addled urges or want to express their love (or ‘love’) with someone, simple as that.

    It’s ridiculous that so many people are afraid of their teenage children understanding what sex is, and then berate them for the mistakes they make regarding it. There are teenagers that still think the pulling out method or having sex in a pool will prevent pregnancy, and that’s because of people that refuse to educate them.

    • VisPacem

      “Abstinence is proven to cause more stds to spread, and pregnancy, than prevent any of it …”

      And given your line of reasoning, I suppose that not doing something that ought not be done is proven to cause more evils and whatever else than prevent such?

      Just where did you find your ironclad ‘proof’ to back up your absurd assertion?

      • Snorlaxation

        Ought not to be done ? Everyone’s going to engage in intercourse unless it holds no interest to them, so your whole argument is flawed. Teenagers are going to be curious, under the sway of their hormones, and if their parents are too swept up in religious fervor to adequately teach them about proper safe intercourse etiquette , they’re going to look for the answers elsewhere.

        • BobTrent

          “Safe intercourse etiquette?”
          1. Get married*.
          2. Make love, not rut.
          If one is not willing to follow the long-established rules, there are consequences, most undesirable.
          * Married, not joke “marriage” by which old lawyers are trying to make fools of us. And with considerable success so far. In the tradition of Roger Taney (Dred Scott v. Sandford) and Harry Blackmun (Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton).

          • Snorlaxation

            LONG ESTABLISHED??????
            Men have been ‘marrying’ other women or cheating on their first wife for as long as marriage has been established.
            People have been either marrying the person they had intercourse with because they accidentally had a child with, experimenting in college, having whirlwind romances doomed to fail, cheated on their spouses or gotten divorced because they waited and found out they had no intimate chemistry, so please don’t give me some nonsense about Rules and Established Guidelines nonsense.

            As long as people respect one another and practice safe intercourse, as well as marrying other legal adults for the right reasons (like love), that’s all that’s NEEDED. Beyond that, like with regards to religion, do what you want.

    • icutrauma11

      Of course, let someone else who has no vested interest in the welfare of the child or their future teach them.

      What a crock of crap. This is why more and more young men, 11-16years of age, are unable to make emotional connections with women because their sex education came from freedom of the internet, like pornhub.

      • Snorlaxation

        yes, true, so where are the parents? Why aren’t they teaching their children (ages 13-up) about safe sex, and respecting their partners, or about unsure/confused sexuality questions?

        Because their religion is blinding them? Because they themselves don’t know and never asked (were never able to ask) ?

        Abstinence only is detrimental to the growth of a young person’s mind. They will experiment regardless, and their are so many pitfalls when walking blindly through adolescence that can wreck someone’s life.

        • BobTrent

          Pastors are more interested in making the next mortgage payment to the usurers for their magnificent plant than in the spiritual wellbeing of their sheeple. To that end, they avoid offending any donors with uncomfortable moral teaching.

    • FiscalCon

      Unfortunately, the issue of sex education has been hyper-politicized. We have the left who pushes “if it feels good, do it – there’s nothing wrong with sex.” The right pushes for limiting sex within traditional marriage? Which is better for the mental health of a 16 year old girl? That is not controversial. Sexually Active Teenagers Are More Likely to Be Depressed and to Attempt Suicide.

      As far as STD’s go, see Abstinence-Only and Comprehensive Sex Education and the Initiation of Sexual Activity and Teen Pregnancy by Kohler et al. Neither one is associated with decreased STD’s. (Probably because STD’s is highly correlated with socio-economic factors which are correlated out.) Note that this study finds “comprehensive sex education” is marginally associated with decreased pregnancy but they don’t use the standard p-value of 0.05 for this conclusion.

      • Snorlaxation

        and sexually repressed teenagers are more likely to have sex anyway, get pregnant, or contract stdi/ds. I have read the second book by koehler (i’m pretty sure) but while I agreed with the socioeconomic factors effects, I still am shocked by how many females are woefully under-educated regarding safe sex.

        I’m not for ‘do whatever feels good’, but I am for, give them the facts, give them the information they need, because teenagers are full of hormones swaying their actions and many will experiment regardless, pick up bad habits or stigmas, or flat out repress their desires until something bad happens.

        Either way, even if safe sex and sex education in general don’t have a noticeable decrease in std counts compared to abstinence only indoctrination, it’s still the more productive of the two options.

        • FiscalCon

          “and sexually repressed teenagers are more likely to have sex anyway, get pregnant, or contract stdi/ds.”

          From where do you get this nonsense? Try comparing the STD rate in the Amish community with inner city minorities and get back with us.

          And your last paragraph is further incoherence. More “productive”???

          “Let’s take a word, say ‘productive’. Yeah, that’s a good word. Everyone likes ‘productive’. My point of view is more…productive!”

          The one factor that abstinence education has over “safe sex” is delay of first sexual encounter. This is very important for both mental health reasons as well as risk of cervical cancer.

          • Snorlaxation

            amish communities that have teenagers periodically go out into the world and either come back after experiencing the world or don’t come back at all? Do YOU have the std rate because I’m pretty sure no one does.
            As for proof, everytime I try offering links, my comments get PENDING status, and never get accepted, so feel free to look up why abstinence is less effect than intercourse edu on your own.
            the delay of first encounter, and then what? Without intercourse education, which is what this topic has been about, then what happens when they do go out to engage in it? How were they taught that abstinence was a good choice, by fear mongering? Or by integrity?

          • BobTrent

            ALL of these statistics are meaningless bullsiht. They lump together widely different criteria as if they were based on identical standards of data collection. “Rape” and “sexual assault” stats are treated as synonymous when legal definitions of “rape,” “statutory rape,” “sexual assault” vary immensely.

          • Snorlaxation

            right, how easy it is to say the same of any of your ‘facts’ or sources. They’re also meaningless, and merely tossed out by religious fundamentalists in an effort to push their religion on others.

    • What? That’s all Liberal BS talking points. Abstinence is the only way to prevent stds and pregnancy. You’ve got it all wrong.

      • Snorlaxation

        HAHAHAHAHA
        That’s so hilariously wrong, you truly made me laugh.

        • I’m glad i could make a simpleton laugh. So you actually advocate people sin. Well, I bet you’re also pro-abortion. Right?

          • BobTrent

            Don’t stoop to the tactics of ridicule. It makes you stink as well. While occasionally a worthwhile tactic in public oral debate, to be effective you need to have just substantiated your position.

        • BobTrent

          Illogical. Stating doesn’t prove anything. Ridiculing doesn’t prove anything beyond that you are incapable of substantiating your allegations.

          • Snorlaxation

            how exactly does your comment have merit when you don’t even know what that person said?? Their comment and profile were apparently deleted some time ago??

      • Snorlaxation

        Take a look at online statistics across the nation by each state and govt consensus and you’ll see how little ABSTINENCE ONLy teachings get you.

        • My other comment got held up because it contained a link. Here’s what I said:
          Oh contraire. You’ve bought into the Liberal baloney. Sexual activity even with protection over time leads to more STDs and prgnancies. If that were the case there would be on unwanted pregnancies. Birth control is not fool proof nor do young people have the discipline to use it every time. Plus those that have no problems with birth control have no problems aborting their unwanted child, and getting rid of the evidence. You want to read a real study on the subject, read here: Google: “The Effectiveness of Abstinence Education Programs in Reducing Sexual Activity among Youth. The Heritage Foundation Backgrounder.”

          Click on download full text.

          • Snorlaxation

            Try and look for some info a little less biased, please. Religious groups that want to ban people from learning about the fundamentals of intercourse are NOT the ones to be talking about the statistics and behavioral science of this stuff with.

            I recommend looking up: UGA Today Abstinence only
            or : advocates for youth . org – the truth about abstinence programs

          • No the Heritage Foundation is absolutely unbiased. I trust it completely, especially as a conservative. If you were a conservative you would too.

            But you didn’t answer my question. Are you pro-abortion too?

          • Snorlaxation

            First off, being conservative as they are on the issue, yes, that’s bias. When all other avenues of moderate news or govt organizations are saying one thing, and a religious or conservative group is saying another, it’s obvious who’s lying or blurring the facts.

            And as for abortion, it depends on the situation. I can’t stand that some women choose to have them so late, but I don’t think it’s right to ever force someone to have a baby if they were raped.

          • Absolutely Heritage is reliable, way more than the fake news Liberal bias garbage you digest. And just as I thought. You are pro abortion. You’re nothing but a troll here. Take your Liberal talking points elsewhere.

          • Snorlaxation

            Wow, shows how informed you are. I’m moderate, thank you. And I firmly wish you a more enlightened life following this. You are leaning far too to the right, and you should work harder to try and follow the facts, as they’re presented by actual biased locations.

            Good luck.

          • Pfft. For your information people on the left think they’re correct, people in the middle think they’re correct, and people on the right think they’re correct. Everyone justifies their positions somehow. To think that because you split to the middle you are somehow more correct that the others is an illusion, or better put delusional. In fact people in the middle strike me as having the weakest of all positions because they’re relativists.

            By and large the right is right.

          • BobTrent

            Promoting killing people to spare others inconvenience is not “moderate” but extreme. This is especially the case when the person alleged to be inconvenient was generated by the person who claims to be inconvenienced.

          • Snorlaxation

            Your word choice speaks volumes. There’s a difference between a woman getting an abortion because she’s inconvenienced, and another getting an abortion because she was raped, and yet another because her baby is going to be born with a crippling life altering genetic defect.

            No, not all women choose abortion for the right or good reasons, but to take away the option at all simply because of some people’s personal belief in a religion should never have any influence on something like that, like the Law.

          • tether

            Who cares what the baby that is about to be aborted wants? After all their life doesn’t matter right? Or do you suppose that since it’s biological dad was a rapist the baby deserves to die?

          • Snorlaxation

            you obviously care nothing for the woman who was violated nor the trauma that can result from being forced to give birth to the child that results.
            And just so we’re clear, just because something has fingernails, if it’s in the womb, it doesn’t ‘Want’ anything. It merely exists until it’s born, or doesn’t if it’s aborted.

          • tether

            That is quite presumptuous of you to assume that because I defend the unborn baby that I don’t care about the mother. Actually I care about both. And I would be dishonest to say that it is ok to abort the baby. The Bible says God knows us before He forms us in our mothers womb. One of the 10 Commandments is thou shalt not murder. Hebrew word Retzach means murder, kill, smite. To abort a baby is to murder it. I would never suggest a woman or girl violate one of the 10 commandments because I do care about her and her eternity.

          • Snorlaxation

            I don’t care about the bible, so i won’t be responding to any of that.
            You’re right, it is irresponsibly presumptive of me to assume you don’t care about the woman, but if you’re only invested in her soul, and not her body or mind, then your kind is doing someone in her position any favors.

          • BobTrent

            Rubbish. Statistics from organizations such as The Guttmacher Institute, definitely no friend of the unborn, show that the majority of pregnancies from alleged rape are carried to term, and the majority of those keep their babies. Many pregnant teens are forcibly aborted at the instigation of their mothers, fathers, boyfriends, state foster parents. Many of these are incest rapists destroying the unborn evidence of their crimes. And PP and other abortionists are all too happy to “help.”

          • Snorlaxation

            so in one half of your comment you chose to say that according to the guttmacher inst. a majority of pregnancies are carried to term, and then in the next sentence you say that many pregnant teens are forced or coerced to abort the fetus. You might want to elaborate/

          • BobTrent

            We don’t believe that it’s right to kill one person to spare another inconvenience.
            No one “forces” anyone to give birth. Pregnancy and birth are natural processes instituted by the mother. Need a semester of Reproductive Biology 101?

          • Snorlaxation

            How funny then that women from decades back, to even recently with overbearing families and deceitful doctors, have forced women who got pregnant to have the kid. If a woman was raped, and became pregnant, (yes, thankfully it doesn’t happen that often, but it still happens) would you allow her to have an abortion? Yes or no.

          • BobTrent

            Convicted rapist? Or alleged rapist? Alleged rape by unidentified man?
            Rape pregnancies are a distraction. Pro-abortion-ists aren’t interested in aborting only babies conceived in rape, or even in alleged, unproven rape. They want nothing less than aborting ALL inconvenient babies. Then, postnatal “abortion” for ten days, twenty days, thirty days, a year. When you see them invoking the ancients, pagans, practice of not counting or naming a child until a year after birth (this due to high infant mortality, not nonacknowledgement of their existence), it’s hard to remain blind to their agenda.

          • RuthER

            Indeed. Obviously the moderates and the government that are lying to you.

          • Snorlaxation

            ?:

          • BobTrent

            A “little less biased?” Such as Planned Parenthood, abortionists, provider of rubbers with holes, traffickers in baby parts, live babies’ heads, complete living babies for Mengelian experiments? National Abortion Federation, profiteers of failed contraception?

        • Wayne Cook

          Again, put BS… kids who take that oath are 98% successful…way more than condoms, moron.

          • Snorlaxation

            States that preach abstinence Only nonsense have had higher teen birth rates since 2009. Educate yourself, moron.

          • BobTrent

            How do they get pregnant without copulating? Immaculate Conception? Artificial Insemination?

          • Snorlaxation

            because they end up having sex anyway, OBVIOUSLY. don’t be an ignoramus.

        • BobTrent

          Ah, you just changed your argument. It was: “Abstinence is proven to cause more stds to spread, and pregnancy, than prevent any of it…”
          Now it’s: “ABSTINENCE ONLy teachings…”
          Who’s doing the teaching? Planned Parenthood operatives?
          How is the subject matter presented? PP ops rattling off a required abstinence statement, with a ridiculing tone of vouce and a sneer, then present standard “SafeSex” sodomy favorably, with a lavishly illustrated PowerPoint presentation?

    • Wayne Cook

      Your response is pure BS. No other way to put it.

      • Snorlaxation

        the only BS being spouted is by you.

    • ef hort

      This is pure ignorance. Abstinence cannot possibly cause more STD’s to spread, or cause ANY form of pregnancy. Abstinence is the best form of birth control and STD prevention, bar none. It’s ABSTINENCE!! It takes discipline, courage, and strength to abstain from anything that will hurt one’s body, but the World doesn’t teach that any more.

      • Snorlaxation

        You clearly need to learn to read.
        ABSTINENCE can in fact do all those things you described, and if it’s an informed choice made with actual knowledge, it can work.

        If ABSTINENCE ONLY is all that’s taught and no chance of intercourse education is available, then ABSTINENCE ONLY is going to likely fail, because the teens and young adults aren’t going to truly understand why abstinence is in any way viable outside of religious reasons.

  • Jaide Beck

    Here’s the email to send to them to tell them this is wrong! web@teenvogue.com
    Matthew 18:6 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

  • Many Sparrows

    My God, we all need to pray…

  • Yes the teen article is a complete outrage. So what is to be done? What should I do that will make a difference?

    • ef hort

      Nothing more than be a principled parent. Everything else falls into place when you start from there. (See my comment above)

  • J B

    You also need to support the Activist Mommy on social media. She was one of the first to publicly speak out on this issue, and she is being attacked heavily. Thank you for speaking out on this, as well!

  • Wayne Cook

    IN the words of Crosby, Stills, and Nash…teach your children well.

  • Caterina

    Teen Vogue editors need to be stoned… like O.T. stoned, not 420 stoned.

  • ef hort

    Two years ago, my sick pig of a sister, in order to get under my skin and poison my 16-yr-old daughter’s mind, bought her a two-year subscription to this “magazine”. I told my daughter that my sister was just trying to poison her mind, and that there was nothing constructive or edifying in Teen Vogue for her. My daughter and wife protested. I nevertheless took every issue that landed in the mailbox and promptly threw it away. Now two years later, both my daughter and my wife understand what my sister was trying to do to my daughter. Parents, be vigilant at all times. There are people everywhere trying to turn your kids into tomorrow’s “silent Hollywood victims”.

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