The Sexist

Today Is National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Today is the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, and right smack in the middle of National Offend a Feminist Week. I'm both offended and not teen pregnant. Coincidence?

I've always said that the best way to prevent teen pregnancy is to turn 20, am I right? But for those still stuck in their 13-to-19s, the campaign's Web site offers a quick quiz to help you determine how likely you are to get teen pregnant.

If, like me, your teen years are mercifully behind you, take the quiz anyway. I used it to determine whether or not I can boast more emotional maturity than a 16-year-old.

And . . . I cannot! I took the quiz and scored as "Sort of a Sexpert." (Sort of a Sexpert? Do you people have any idea who I am?) According to the campaign, that score means that "Most of the time [I] know what the right choice is, but [I] don’t always make it when it comes to sex." Yeah, that actually sounds about right.

But hey, maybe I'm just too fucking old to know how to prevent teen pregnancy. There is, after all, a "sexting" question:

Laura and Amy are bored* one Saturday afternoon so they start taking goofy pictures of each other with Laura’s camera phone. At first its just funny faces and model poses, but then Amy lifts up her shirt and Laura snaps a picture of her. “I’m so sending this to Mike,” says Laura.

A. “Ha! Do it! He’s so hot. Maybe he’ll return the favor and send me a picture of his naked butt.”

B. “No, don’t! I don’t want him to get the wrong idea. I like him, but I’m not ready to hook up yet.”

C. “You have to delete that picture immediately. That was really dumb of me. I don’t want that pic to get
forwarded to everyone at school. Don’t you watch Gossip Girl?”

D. “Go ahead. Now he’ll see what he’s missing.”

I actually got that one right. But only because I watch Gossip Girl.

* oh, boredom.

  • Sady

    You know, if porn is any reasonable indication of how things work (and it TOTALLY IS) this should logically end with LAURA and AMY making out. Oh, and also MIKE is there, later. And also, the plumber!

  • Amanda Hess

    I looooove the line "Now he'll see what he's missing." I'm turning ... not 17 next month and I have still not found an acceptable situation in which to apply that line. Are you there, God?

  • Coleman

    I did my part yesterday by not having sex with a teenager.