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I must say whoever did the pix for that pamphlet understands how sexual education should be taught. Yes, graphically. That means with pictures in case Maggie doesn’t understand 4 syllable words. Maggie Gallagher, grow up.
I’d like to see the graphic depictions of opposite sex to compare.
She’s got one eye bigger than the other; or one’s glass, or something.
The governor and doctors involved should be ashamed of themselves…I guess “public” health only applies to folks who aren’t having sex.
It is only one doctor who opposes the material and that is the Cabinet Secretary. All the other doctors at the dept of health support they use of these materials. NM DOH has used these materials for over 5 years. This is just good old fashion homophobia.
This is very sad for what is a very liberal state. That has a very poorly run department of health due to a political appointment.
-NM DOH Employee
@randy: I agree!
New Mexico used to be cool. Now, it’s just another republican casualty and potential hate state. Sad.
All right, I readily admit to being ignorant, and this seems to be as good a place to ask as any. Hard as it was with the combination of text size and resolution, I *read* the illustration. It says something I’ve seen before: that you should *only* use water-based lube because oil-based ruins condoms.
To me, this brings up a few questions: as I’ve seen what appears to be *three* types, the third being silicone, where does that fall? Why do pamphlets not mention it? Does it count as oil, is it unsafe for some other reason, is it safe but uncommon enough that they assume their audience won’t find any, do they just not want people using that kind for some other reason, or what?
@Hyhybt: Silicone based lubes may be used with latex condoms. If you really want to use oil based lubes, you can use them with a polyurethane or nitrile condom. Oil based lubes should not be used with polyisoprene (hypoallergenic synthetic latex) condoms, and lambskin condoms do not protect against HIV.
Silicone lube is harder to wash out and more expensive, but some people do prefer it, so go ahead and try it.
@Hyhybt: The pamphlet is ten years-old.
I WISH SEX ED IN HS WAS THIS THOROUGH. WHEATHER GAY, ST8T, BI, TRANS, OR WHATEVER. SHAME ON THE HOMOPHOBES. WE NEED 2 THINK ABOUT PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE. EDUCATION IS POWER. LET’S EMPOWER OUR KID’S AND IN DOING SO, WE EMPOWER EACH OTHER.
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