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- July 14, 2010 by dianebabcock
- Oh My, That Was Awkward
If we were all this naive at thirteen there would be less teen-age pregancy for sure.
You’d have to be from another planet to be this naïve about sex at thirteen years old these days.
Imagine the year is 1968 and there is an over-sheltered thirteen year old girl in high school that has a crush on this very cute guy. Then imagine that one day while walking in the hall with her friends, she spots him at his locker and verbalizes her feelings to them in a hushed comment. Her friends then, of course trying to be ‘helpful’ in making an introduction happen, push her from behind and into the boy in a way that they connect for just a brief second face-to-face and body-to-body.
This is where the naivety springs up from the mind of the most embarrassed, reddest faced and horrified teen-age damsel in a dress that you would believe. In her mind, this one innocent full-frontal physical touching with a guy could make her pregnant – not withstanding the fact that they are fully clothed.
The fear and shame that followed for the next few days was torment to this poor waif as she struggled with the possibility and logicality of being pregnant. The worst part was how was she to tell her mom and her classmates, as she would be disowned and dismissed from school because of it. Worse was just being at school where she couldn’t even bring her head up to look at anybody, especially that boy and avoided him in every class they had together.
She finally came up with the idea to do some research at the school library and secretly and subtly asked questions of her peers on pregnancy. Even the eleven year old across the street knew that the word ‘fuck’ meant ‘to connect’ and ‘to connect’ meant ‘to have sex’ and you have to be naked to do it. Whew! At last there was relief in the facts of life!
And so went our damsel, out of the darkness of naivety and into the light of truth she went – and thus followed a sense of foolishness for being so ignorant about life, of which she yet had a lot to learn.