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Bill would define holding hands, kissing as "gateway sexual activity" Do you agree?

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MEMPHIS, TN -(WMC-TV) - Tennessee senators approved an update to the state's abstinence-based sex education law that includes warnings against "gateway sexual activity."


In a new family life instructions bill, holding hands and kissing could be considered gateways to sex. Planned Parenthood said that allowing state government to define local sex education curriculum could backfire.

According to a 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Study, 61 percent of Memphis City high school students and 27 percent of middle school students have had sex. That's higher than the national average.

Planned Parenthood said these numbers are why a new sex education bill promoting abstinence is not realistic.

"If the state of Tennessee gets to create the curriculum, it has to create something that umbrella reflects everyone," said Planned Parenthood Director of Education Elokin CaPese.

Tennessee House Bill 3621 and Senate Bill 3310 are currently up for debate.

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  • YodaHead 2012/05/02 08:28:14
    No
    YodaHead
    +1
    Bill would wouldn't he ...
  • autumnfae 2012/05/02 00:22:04
    No
    autumnfae
    +1
    This is so moronic its sad it is an issue
  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2012/05/01 22:22:37
    No
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +1
    Ridiculous.
  • Kibbles 2012/05/01 21:36:18
    No
    Kibbles
    +1
    I t could lead to sex depending on how the kissing is but for it being your gateway to a life of sex is ridiculous, its simple hand holding, not them petting everywhere.
  • janet 2012/05/01 20:51:39
    No
    janet
    +1
    Too silly to comment on XD
  • Goroth 2012/04/16 23:14:31
    No
    Goroth
    +2
    Conservitards need to keep their inbred preoccupations out of others bedrooms and tend to their own sorted proclivities.
  • Aly Hart 2012/04/16 16:26:23 (edited)
  • Marella 2012/04/16 04:10:50 (edited)
    No
    Marella
    +1
    Thats stupid if they keep it up parents won't be able to hold their kids hands cus that is sexual contact, besides the fact that the more you tell some kids to not do something they do it just cus you said not to.

    Also isn't there something more important for them to worry about? Like how to decress crime or incress the econamey? I keep hearing about this kind of stupid stuff that the government keeps debating about that is so not important. What we do in our daily lives is not their problem.
  • niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20 2012/04/15 22:09:47
    No
    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    +1
    Those are Getting in, not Getway Sexual activities.

    I can hardly wait for the time when Memphis cops will witness your dressing activities to OK the color of your undies.

    I am joining the force.
  • Giantfighter 2012/04/15 07:50:38
    No
    Giantfighter
    +1
    Kissing yes, holding hands no
  • TheVynne 2012/04/15 03:05:15 (edited)
    No
    TheVynne
    +2
    This is getting ridiculous. People need human contact, especially while they're young. I understand wanting to keep pre-teen/teenage sex from being a problem, but to demonize sex to the point they want to keep people from even holding hands O_o. No one can have that much control over it. Instead of trying to change human nature, why not work with it in a way? Required education, give more options into other activities (people spend too much time inside anyway), something; because I'm not seeing much good coming from trying to stop it completely............... "gateway sexual activity"? smh.
  • Piper 2012/04/14 22:09:02
    No
    Piper
    +3
    Sex-charged teens should not be allowed in the same room, as that could be a "gateway sexual activity".
  • Aly Hart Piper 2012/04/16 16:28:03
  • gottaluvtish 2012/04/14 21:28:11 (edited)
    No
    gottaluvtish
    +2
    it is vital to our overall well being. As a Massage Therapist , I see the benefits of non sexual touch being extremely therapeutic.

    reiki cat
  • CREW grand 2012/04/14 20:07:43
    No
    CREW grand
    +3
    What next, arrest for sexual abuse any parent who holds hands with or kisses their child?

    Don
  • Vision of Verve 2012/04/14 19:20:10
  • ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠ 2012/04/14 19:00:18
    No
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +3
    So boys and girls, that's why it's important to live in fear of the opposite sex, despise your body, and suppress your urges until you become an emotionally dead, passionless basket case! Time for lunch!
  • Jenjenajenjen 2012/04/14 18:38:31
    No
    Jenjenajenjen
    +6
    Don't hold hands kids! 'Cause you'll have sex, get pregnant and DIE!
  • socokid 2012/04/14 17:40:07
    No
    socokid
    +4
    Pssst. Tennessee... "Gateway sexual activity" is called puberty. It happens to everyone, and you cannot stop it.

    Sorry.

    If you try to cure this incurable "disease" through legislation, you will make it worse.

    Signed,
    The Year 2012
  • socokid socokid 2012/04/14 20:15:24
    socokid
    I'll bet most of them are all for corporal punishment as well.

    You can only touch each other in violence. Great, great things to teach our kids...
  • Orangedragan 2012/04/14 16:20:03
  • ALofRI 2012/04/14 15:42:33
    No
    ALofRI
    +2
    Well, it's a start, LOL. Anyway, it's just another example of how conservatives are trying to take away our freedoms, one after the other. What would they call "probing a woman's vagina"? Checking out where Jesus came from?? "You don't have to look, just lay there and cover your eyes..WE'll do the "looking"!

    "Religious bondage shackles the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." *James Madison* These people would make him sick...as well as confirm his belief!
  • TheHushedScreamer 2012/04/14 15:19:24
    Yes
    TheHushedScreamer
    +2
    Well, holding hands? No. But I do have to admit that a simple kiss can lead into a hot and heavy make-out session and we all know where THAT can lead.
    I don't agree with the statement entirely, but it IS possible.
  • Kibbles TheHush... 2012/05/01 21:37:04
    Kibbles
    Possibilities, ye, likelihood, not high.
  • TheHush... Kibbles 2012/05/01 21:43:38
    TheHushedScreamer
    First: *yes.
    Second, the likelihood IS pretty high.
    Like I said, I don't agree entirely but it IS possible. And, it's also averagely probable it happens.
  • CAROLYN NTARWNJBS 2012/04/14 15:12:31
    No
    CAROLYN NTARWNJBS
    +4
    Lovely!
    Old people holding hands and kissing


    Old people holding hands and kissing
  • Flowers 2012/04/14 14:42:07
    No
    Flowers
    +4
    Just as they 'CLAIM' Marijuana is a "gateway" drug... they have no connection to reality
  • JohnT 2012/04/14 14:38:50
    No
    JohnT
    +3
    When I was in third grade I held the hand of a girl I liked and guess what she did not get pregnant.I think that is too much of a blanket statement. I think what is at risk these days is teachers hitting on the kids. That seems to be epidemic. I find it repulsive that the legislators have nothing better to do than introduce bills on behavior? Raising children and giving them moral guidance is up to the parents, mind your own business is my message to them.
  • Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥ 2012/04/14 14:36:38
    No
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    +1
    Holding hands, No. Kissing, Depends.
  • bluelady 2012/04/14 14:34:31
    Yes
    bluelady
    +1
    for a teenager...proximity of anything less 5 feet can be gateway activity...LOL ...I remember my teens...whats wrong with trying to warn them??
    I still hold hands and give pecks to my hubby in public...but we have been together since 79...we have already been well thru the gate and plan on staying on the other side of the fence!!
  • Yosyp 2012/04/14 14:13:40
    No
    Yosyp
    +2
    This sounds like a report from Iran, I think it's unlawful to hold hands in public there.
  • Rebel Yell 2012/04/14 14:09:11
    No
    Rebel Yell
    +3
    I just told the family to pack. We're moving to Tennessee! They're not happy, but we can make our fortune selling burquas there.
  • jimbo999 2012/04/14 14:05:24
  • EdVenture 2012/04/14 14:00:43
    No
    EdVenture
    +3
    They should pass a bill to check the drinking water quality.
  • Allen911 2012/04/14 13:49:46
    No
    Allen911
    +2
    Don't these senators have more important issues at hand? Although I'm not surprised.
  • heirsoftheking 2012/04/14 13:20:43
    No
    heirsoftheking
    +3
    Kind of extreme - might be hard to enforce.

    Never been to Memphis, so I don't know what kind of people they have. Been to Tennessee several times, though - nice state, wouldn't mind living there. I do know Memphis is close to the New Madrid seismic fault line.
  • Richard Hungwell AKA Relent... 2012/04/14 13:12:34
    Yes
    Richard Hungwell AKA Relentless
    +5
    Yes, and cooties are the number two threat too Americans today, right behind gingervitus gingervitus
  • Queen B 2012/04/14 12:47:32
  • mark 2012/04/14 10:26:09
    No
    mark
    +4
    Leave it to Tennessee legislators to create a bill where none is needed. It's SOP for them. And unfortunately , they often pass. The Tennessee Leg , anal retentive , as usual.
  • JohnT mark 2012/04/14 14:41:21
    JohnT
    +1
    Perhaps they don't have enough to do and the public should lay some off and send them home

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