A recent Maclean’s magazine touched on the teenage trend of hooking up.
Dating, it seems, is out of fashion. Instead, youth get together less formally — hooking up for a little groping, kissing and, at times, really casual sex.
They do this where and when they can, privately. And then the youth often spin off their separate ways.
Public displays of affection and commitment — like holding hands — are currently out of fashion.
The point is, youth are getting it on. Often with multiple partners.
You may not agree with it, but you can’t stop it.
Which is why we commend Yukon health officials for their imaginative condom campaign.
Sexually transmitted disease is a real threat to the youth, as is early pregnancy.
All health officials can do to prevent these things is get the proper protection into the right hands.
After that, it’s up to youth to use the tools at their disposal.
Health’s clever packaging has removed the taboo and encouraged kids to trade the condoms with abandon.
The protection has been distributed.
Nice work. (RM)