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A Boulder mother says she’s concerned that a Boulder Valley School District abstinence presenter is sending girls the wrong message, equating sexual activity with being dirty.

Laura Binegar said she became concerned after her daughter detailed a recent presentation on abstinence given in her health education class at Southern Hills Middle School. Her daughter described an activity where students spit food into water glasses, then were asked if they would rather drink from a clean glass or a dirty one.

"I trusted the school," Binegar said. "They’re telling teenage girls that they’re dirty and bad. It sounds like it was just awful. I don’t understand what the message was."

The presenter, Brad Seng, said the student appears to have misconstrued the talk.

"One of the first things I say is that it’s not that sex is bad or is a dirty activity to be engaging in," he said. "That’s not it at all. It’s about encouraging young people to make healthy lifestyle decisions. Our method is grounded in truth and non-judgmental."

He said he provides information on sexually transmitted diseases from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as information on “the emotional strife when children choose to be sexually active.”

The water glass activity, he said, is a way to engage students. He said students drink the water while eating a snack and mixing some of their snack in the water. Then they exchange glasses. He asks them to drink the water, prompting students to say, “No, it looks nasty.”

"It’s a way to show them that, if they decide to be sexually active outside of a long-term committed relationship, they’re putting themselves at risk," he said.

Seng is the abstinence educator for Boulder’s Real Choices Pregnancy Care Center. The center describes itself as “a Christian, nonprofit, non-political organization that helps clients find constructive alternatives to abortion.”

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    Say it with me: FUCK. THAT. NOISE. NO. SLUT-SHAMING. ON. MY. WATCH.
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    Newsflash. Anyone telling you that you’re dirty or a slut if you have sex is a big fucking douchenozzle, and you...
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    You know how “actions speak louder than words”? When you say that your approach begins isn’t about sex being bad or...
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    oh hi, I lived this. except it was SLIGHTLY less horrible because it was in a church. slightly. maybe a tenth of a...
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    Maybe it’s for the best. If people are dumb enough to believe an analogy like that so literally, maybe they shouldn’t be...
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    Educational bullshit like this is why I felt like, once I’d slept with one person, it didn’t matter if I used protection...
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