"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

There is no such thing as safe "X"
Further to my posts on sex education, I came across this nice little line from Topshelf in a Slashdot thread on flaws in Internet Browsers:

"users... need to be taught that there is no such thing as truly 'safe' browsing. The only 'safe' choice is abstinence."
There is a serious point here. Darkstar218 says "there is no such thing as safe sex". The same can be said for driving, browsing, skiing, flying or even giving blood. All have risks. We have a choice - even if we disapprove of people doing these things. Do we help people minimise the risks involved with potentially damaging behaviour? Or do we insist that abstinence is the only option?

On a lighter note, Dausha points out in the same Slashdot thread:
What are the three major kinds of shock? (I know there must be more, but follow)
  • Hypovolemic: low blood volume
  • Anaphalactic: allergic reaction (e.g. bee sting)
  • Prophylactic: the condom breaks.
Boom boom...

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