Take the Sex-Ed Test

Find out what they won’t teach you in sex-ed!
(Reprinted with permission from
 www.chastity.com, a website by Catholic Answers.)

TRUE or FALSE?
1. Girls are more likely to get STD's than guys.
2. If you’re HIV negative, this means that you don’t have the virus.
3. Virgins can’t transmit STDs
4. Condoms are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
5. Most people who have an STD know that they’re infected.
6. Using a condom eliminates the risk of getting an STD.
7. If you have herpes or syphilis, you're more likely to get HIV.

8. Using a spermicide can increase your risk of getting an STD.
9. Teenage girls are more easily infected with STDs than women in their 20s.
10. If people abstained six months between sexual partners, the odds of catching HIV would be decimated.
11. You can get pregnant without having sex.
12. You can get liver cancer from sleeping with someone who has an STD.
13. If more people had birth control, there would be fewer abortions.
14. It is legal for condom companies to distribute millions of defective condoms each year.
15. BONUS TRICK QUESTION: The HIV virus is so small that it can easily pass through the pores of a condom, causing the other person to be infected.

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ANSWERS
1. TRUE: STD's are sexist. Women are more easily infected than men, and are more likely to suffer serious consequences, like infertility or tubal pregnancies.
2. FALSE: Once you're infected with HIV, it could take months before your blood test says you're HIV positive.
3. FALSE: Virgins can transmit STDs, because they might have contracted an STD by means other than intercourse, such as oral sex, hand-to-genital contact, etc.
4. FALSE: One way the condom companies get that “99%” number is by filling condoms up with water and testing for leaks in a laboratory setting. These experiments are charming, but their results have never been reproduced in the real world. In fact, even Planned Parenthood admits that 15% of women experience pregnancy during their first year of condom use. The people who make money off of condom sales argue that this high number should simply be blamed on incorrect condom use. But, considering that health experts recommend up to 24 steps for proper condom use, it’s pretty misleading and irresponsible to tell anyone that the condom will prevent pregnancies 99% of the time. Interestingly, since the mid-eighties, those who are sexually active are getting pregnant more often, despite an increase in condom use!
5. FALSE: Eight out ten people who have and STD don’t know that they’re infected.
6. FALSE: Every STD in the world can be transmitted while using a condom correctly and consistently. While the condom may reduce the risk of some, it eliminates the risk of none.
7. TRUE: STD’s like herpes or syphilis often cause sores, which can cause HIV to be more easily transmitted.
8. TRUE: Spermicides contain a chemical called Nonoxynol-9, which can damage the female reproductive tract, thus making her more likely to contract HIV or other STDs.
9. TRUE: During her teenage years, the cervix of a woman is immature, and is covered with a tissue known as the ectropion. In a young woman, it has a larger surface area that is more susceptible to infection due to its size. When a female reaches her mid-twenties, the ectropion will have matured, decreased in size, and have been replaced by a tissue that is more resistant to infections from STDs.
10. TRUE: Click here for details.
11. TRUE: If any semen is released in the vicinity of the woman's reproductive area, there is the possibility of her becoming pregnant, even if “intercourse” never took place.
12. TRUE: Hepatitis can lead to liver cancer.
13. FALSE: Studies show that the provision of contraception leads to an increase in the abortion rate. When people use birth control, they set their wills against new life. So, the more people you have using birth control, the more people you have who don't expect to get pregnant. Since contraception treats pregnancy as if it was a disease, many people conclude that abortion must be the cure. I read one condom advertisement that called pregnancy “the mother of all nightmares.” With this mentality, it’s no surprise that the sex researcher Alfred Kinsey said "we have found the highest frequency of induced abortion in the group which, in general, most frequently used contraceptives." That's why Planned Parenthood puts their phone number on their condom labels. When it fails, you'll come back in a few weeks to give them a few hundred dollars for an abortion!
14. TRUE: 600 million condoms are produced in the US each year. The FDA requires that no more than one condom in 250 can fail a leakage test. So, if you do the math, condom companies are allowed to distribute a total of 2.4 million defective condoms every year.
15. TRUE AND FALSE: It’s true that the HIV virus is smaller than the pores of a condom. But, this fact is misleading for two reasons. One: The HIV virus is contained within body fluids, such as blood, semen, etc. So, as long as the fluid can’t fit through the pores, the size of the virus doesn’t really matter. Secondly: Even if a single virus could suddenly jump out of the fluid and through a pore in a condom, this would probably not infect the person with HIV, since a much higher dose of the virus is needed for its transmission.