Unscientific Research: Permission to "do it!" | ChrisMaverick dotcom
So weird question came up when I was having a discussion with a friend earlier. We were talking about giving HPV vaccinations to children and the concept of whether or not some parents are against because they think of it as giving their kids permission to have sex (similar reasoning to some parents being against putting their daughters on birth control). I of course think this is silly because giving your kid the HPV vaccine is "permission" in exactly the same way as giving your kid the MMR vaccine is permission to go out and try to get measles. It's protection. Not a dare. Anyway, it's not so much the morality of the vaccine that I want to debate here. It was more a question that arose out of that. When we were talking about it, I said it was a silly issue because "most parents never give their kids permission to have sex." That is, I don't think it's a permission issue. I don't think most people are ever "given permission" to have sex. Sure there are some sexualized activities