learning how to put on a condom

Putting a condom on a penis correctly is not a terribly difficult thing to do, compared to the many difficult things people do in this world. But it is one of the only potentially life-saving activities that most people are never explicitly instructed in. Even more oddly, many of the young people who are explicitly instructed in proper condom application practice with a banana rather than a penis or a reasonable facsimile. This is absurd.

Texas law states that selling sex toys is illegal. Okay, fair enough. Stores such as Austin’s Forbidden Fruit, however, may sell educational aids. I will be the last one to suggest that anyone might use one of these educational aids for a sex toy, but I will be the first in line to suggest that they should actually be put to the purpose they are being sold for. That is to say, as educational aids. Let’s gather our gumption and actually teach teenagers how to put a condom on a penis rather than on a banana. Last time I checked, AIDS has not yet mutated to bananas, nor do they have the right genes to get a young woman pregnant.

About Karen Rayne

Dr. Karen Rayne has been supporting parents and families since 2007 when she received her PhD in Educational Psychology. A specialist in child wellbeing, Dr. Rayne has spent much of her career supporting parents, teachers, and other adults who care for children and teenagers.

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  1. My husband and his OWL co-teacher recently used a banana to teach seventh graders how to put on a condom. I told him he should go out and buy an, um, educational aid, but he said now that I’m no longer treasurer he wasn’t sure he could justify billing the church for it.

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