I wrote this article for up and coming magazine, all comments have been “thumbs up Gordon” apart from one which i will ignore which went something like this: “sound like some ole woman writing from her bed”, lol i love his critique, but i’ll still ignore it:). Here’s the article:
Not many would wish to elaborate on such an ignominious topic. Sex in schools is real and it’s something we all have to address whether we approve of it or not.
After all those lectures, workshops and practice, the CXC results still seem to be unfavorable. Many may ask why, but for some students the answer could never be more obvious…there minds are elsewhere.Â The obvious or not so obvious answer is sex.Â Students love it and they can’t seem to get enough of it.Â Itâ€™s a consumer of time, body and mind.
Mind you, there are many teenagers who are sexually active and still manage to get notable grades; while there Is the vast majority who can’t seem to get it right.
Compared to studying for CXC’s and taking part in good, good coitus interaction teens tend to choose the latter; sex seems easier and fun and the more girls itâ€™s done with the more you seem to be “respected” in that place called school.Â Â Sure! there are CXCâ€™s to study for, but who cares, they surely don’t.Â Now don’t get me wrong relationships and sex are not the only distractions, but it is surely a major one.
The mentality of these teens is â€œdo it now and worry about the consequences later”. That statement can be applied to many things in teenage life, heck it could become the zeitgeist teenage slogan.
Many will listen, but not many will hear, they may not be regretful now, but one thing is certain, many will lament on there shortcomings later.
Feedback people, what you think?