Acting as nonchalant as their maturity would allow, the four senior boys meandered their way through the busy hallway with only one thought on their minds. Make it to the bathroom without giving away The Plan. Their quarters quietly played an off key tune as they bounced around in the boys pockets. The bathroom door was in sight. Without hesitation, the boys walked in and sauntered straight to the wall with the machine marked TROJAN. They each took out a dollar worth of quarters from their pockets, and each bought four TROJAN condoms. The condoms were quietly placed back in the pockets, only later to be blown up and anonymously planted around the principal s office. By putting condom dispenser s in high school bathrooms, more problems would arise, than be solved.
One reason that many students are not sexually active, is because of the lack of protection or the embarrassment of buying protection at a local drug store. And while this would mean sex without protection to many young adults, there are a lot who would refrain from experimenting with sex because of not having protection. By putting a condom dispenser in high school bathrooms, this gives that percentage of teens nice, easy, and anonymous access to condoms. Thus possibly resulting in an increase of sexually active students. Why not leave condoms at the local drug stores, and make it as hard as possible to comfortably buy protection. The embarrassment alone, might keep a few teenagers from having sex.
Not only would putting condom dispensers in high school allow anonymous purchasing of protection, but it might also promote sex to the crowd of people that should not even know what sex is. Imagine walking into the bathroom one morning and there against the back wall is a condom machine. Though this innocent machine is supposed to save people from the dangers of sex, it might also expose people to the curiosity of sex. It s possible that someone might think, Well, if they re handing out condoms in school, sex must be OK. Condom Dispensers do not belong in high school. Condoms belong in drug stores and Planned Parenthood.
Exposing condom machines to teenagers might promote exactly what society is trying to scare teenagers from, and it also sets up a base for jokes and pranks. The maturity level of some high school students is basically slim to none, and others it s a question. By placing a condom machine in bathrooms, there is almost no doubt that condoms will be purchased not for preventing pregnancy, but for getting a few laughs and quite possibly, getting in trouble. The condoms soon might be a new decoration in the halls, and nice door handle-covers to the classrooms.—-
Though the intent for placing condom dispensers in high school is positive, the result by doing so would more than likely be negative. High school students are going to have sex, whether or not there is protection provided in the bathroom down the hall or wherever. High schools would be promoting sex and making it too easy to access protection if they put dispensers up. Before placing condom dispensers in high school, society needs to focus on targeting teens already having sex and giving them information on where to find help, protection, and information on this subject. Just by putting a machine up in the bathroom isn t going to solve anything, it will just promote sex, and make it seem like one big joke.