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Mike say something!
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone August 23, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
That may be the most unusual way to ask for a place to buy birth control. I’m sure that if she just got to the point from the start, it wouldn’t have been so awkward for either of them.
Either way, though, I’m still pretty sure that everyone else at the table has gone comatose. I mean, if Mike’s been sitting there all along, you’d think he’d have heard something.
Nikita August 23, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Wafflesftw August 23, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Ah oh my god Daisy jeez awkward…
Rainbow_Barf August 23, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
She is too immature for that stuff
Zany August 23, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Just Normal Answer for Paulo.
HongKat August 23, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
don’t they have some in the school doc or something? -not in US culture
randomdice August 23, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
He’s gonna explode in front of everyone in the next page, I bet. And then fingers will be pointed at Abbey, who will be upset at Daisy for asking Paulo.
In the third panel, she looks… mature.
Jay August 23, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
He has no idea where to get them daisy, lets be honest xD
Sanchan August 23, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
LOL Paulo’s face in the 8th panel
Xylee August 23, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
Ahaha wow, okay. Cutting straight to the chase I see, Daisy. Also hello Mike’s ear, I see you there. Are you by any chance tuned into this delightfully awkward conversation? Or are you distracted? Hmmmm.
Lizzie August 23, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
I guess Daisy doesn’t know the number for the Acolytes Protection Agency.
Gregory August 23, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Jeez Daisy he just doesn’t want to talk about it calm down a little bit, poor Paulo can’t seem to catch a break nowadays
Caconia August 23, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Erm… I think that Mike heard all about it since he is sitting right there. Remember that he got some sensitive hearing powers!
This conversation between Daisy and Paulo is pretty funny and cute, but… Paulo will be like “umm… protection?”. Jess probably took the pill, while Rachel is safe due to being a dog.
Great comic as always!
Teh Lvy! August 23, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
am i the only one who thinks it doesn’t matter how they whisper, that beacause of mike super sensitive hearing, he’ll pick up on their conversation? or he is just focused on something else….
jmcy3 August 23, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
… *noms popcorn* i anticipate much drama soon… o_o
Damian64 August 23, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
Oh Paulo…You can’t escape this one. Haha~ His reaction and Daisy just saying she’s to immature for this? Girl…you just slow when it comes to this kind of stuff.
Aoriki August 23, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
Seriously, daisy is too young and immature for that stuff
Geez, she’s gonna end up screwing something up…
This is kind of enraging me ‘cause I did it after dating happily for 3 years, when I was 21, and my lil’ sis did it when she was 16, ugh.
Sorry, I think that if daisy actually loses her virginity it may me a bad influence.
Don’t even get me started on Rachel’s age (a 16 years olg banging everybody? Ewwwwww, I’ll never have children).
Emy August 23, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
Putting your hand like that might not help you, Paulo, considering Mr. Super-hearing is sitting right next to you. He’s probably listening in right now.
Speaking of your fellow company, I wonder what Abbey is thinking of these two right now. He’s probably there, and I imagine he would be doing the ‘occasional glance at your girl’ thing, so seeing Daisy and Paulo getting all close and whispering to each other…he might get the wrong idea.
Oceanus92 August 23, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
You hearin’ this Mike? Anyway, this chapter really get me to saying that “Taeshi, you’re going to break these two characters down or something, are ya?” A chapter with disaster.
Keyblade Dragon August 23, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
Funny how Mr. Ace-Hearing Mike hasn’t glanced over at them yet, let alone cut in.
Guessing August 23, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
Well since he hasn’t been the instigator at least from what we have seen, I doubt he can answer the question.
It also raises the question of if he has been using protection, we now cats and dogs can breed, but he’s also been with Jessica. Could we get blinded sided with her being pregnant and Daisy being a smokescreen, although it has been a while since they did the deed. It does bring up the whole STD issue as well though.
Chrisd765 August 23, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
Last 5 panels could out-of-context easily be understood as she’s looking to buy a handgun.
Daisy x Second Amendment.
Wonder if she would be looking for a Snubnosed Colt Cobra Revolver if she actually were on the market for a fire-arm
Mux August 23, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.
Don’t all high school health centers provide free condoms to students? What kind of crappy school is that?
Jupi August 23, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.
@Emy: Seriously? You think everyone should be 21 and dating for three years? It doesn’t matter, it could still go wrong. I was 14 and dating for three months. I turned out just fine, thanks to the right education and a sense of responsability.
Daisy is smart and she thinks ahead, mentioning her dream of becoming a doctor. She wants to make love with someone she trusts and cares for, using the right protection. As an adult, I’m proud of her.
LH August 23, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
@Jupi where i live, it’s illegal to hand out condoms at school. It doesn’t have to do with being a bad school or not, it’s just how it is.
Me August 23, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.
I feel as though this conversation is unnecessary. Surely it’s common knowledge that “protection” can be found in most grocery stores or pharmacies, or at least it’s a topic covered in the school health class. It’s unlikely that Daisy is that sheltered to not even know where to get this stuff.
amethyst August 23, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.
Oh come on, you can get condoms at your local grocery store nowadays, unless if they don’t sell them that way in this comic, I’d be surprised they didn’t notice them as they browse through.
And come on. Paulo using protection? When will that ever happen?
Dudeler August 23, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.
Well I don’t get it why the hurry, Daisy?
Knux-the-Killer August 23, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.
Most progressive countries have programs where in schools rife with teenagers in puberty, they can easily ask the school nurse (or similar) for free condoms.
Some of them even throws them around like it’s confetti, after all, they can also be used for impromptu water balloons.
Although the US has always been hanging in the handbrake regarding this and general sex education, except for a handful of states.
Hypocritical & whiny soccermoms + religious people being to blame.
Viks August 23, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.
Yxela007 August 23, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.
I am now genuinely surprised that Daisy does not know herself where to get contraceptives. She reads, goddammit! This stuff is in most TV-shows and movies, not to mention school books – which has perused – and novels, various school pamphlets and also in the sex ed class.
Does she want to get them from the Black Market or something? Since when was Paulo the school dealer of illicit material? That is possibly the least discreet way of getting anything.
Pretty much all stores have condoms, as does the nurse at school (she’s not even allowed to talk), if you want something else, go to a pharmacy!
Anteroinen August 23, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.
I have a feeling something Paulo says might stop Daisy and Abbey from doing the deed. I hope not though! They’re such a cute couple.
Bon-Clay August 23, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.
@LH sorry if i’m being rude, but you say that like if it were a medal of honor.. I’m glad it all went right for you, but as you said, it could all go wrong, and at that age caring for a kid is a hell of a problem. Unless you’re ok with abortion, that is. I guess that’s nobody’s’ problem, but i still think little kids should stick to their studies.
Their bodies are not even biologically mature, even less their brains. What’s the rush?
Me August 23, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.
Aaaaaand Paulo is getting better and better at having girls take his words the wrong way! I wonder if there’s an award for that.
Laufente August 23, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.
@Viks yeah, i know. I’m just saying not having such a luxury doesn’t mean they’re “crappy schools” like Jupi said. Specifically, the schools in my country don’t allow handing out condoms or any other type of protection in school facilities. It’s a dumb law, considering the high rate of teenage pregnancy here, but well, :governments:
Me August 23, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.
I wonder is she means birth control. You guys do all realize that you usually have to get a prescription right? Unless you buy from one of those sketchy place on the internet. But who wants to trust that?
I’ll second @Me. It’s not a wise idea to start sex young. It’s complicated and you really aren’t old enough to handle it that young. Someone said something about waiting for a few years. I’d agree with them. I don’t care who you are or what you think. You’re not being very responsible if you sleep with everyone. And sure sure, tell people not to judge you, but maybe they are just upset that you’re risking everyone else you sleep because you might be picking up a lot of diseases. That goes for girls and boys. It’s pretty gross when someone is super promiscuous.
Unfortunately governments are hoping that parents will start actually raising their own kids. By talking to them about it. And I’ll be honest, most want to pretend it’s not going to happen. Especially if they want their kids to wait until they are old enough for it. I know mine never talked to me about it.
I_Love_Lucy August 23, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.
How about the store Daisy?
starfighter105 August 23, 2013, 2:01 PM EST.
“So yelling at me is normal now?” “Sorry I’m too immature to talk about this kind of stuff.” Sheesh, Daisy, quit getting so angry at Paulo. Sure, him yelling at you twice is something that would upset anyone. But you shouldn’t be so offended someone doesn’t want totalk you about something as embarrassing as…you know.
Meow August 23, 2013, 2:12 PM EST.
I think the US is going to deal with differently that other countries because the US is different than other countries.There are plenty of bigger problems than whether or not the US wants its schools to give out free condoms.
Who is to say that your school is more progressive by encouraging teen sex by forcing condoms on everyone? I remember hating how my high school forced you to take some home. I hated being treated like I was a sex-crazed idiot who wasn’t smart enough to get my own protection if I needed it.
I_Love_Lucy August 23, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.
@Emy I agree people should be responsible and choose their partner carefully but 16 is an okay age in many cases. I was 16, but in a long term relationship that I still am in several years later; it was safe, loving and didn’t at all mess up my life. With that said, I think it depends on the person and the relationship, for some 15 is okay and for others 18, others 25… people are different!
Considering Daisy and Abbey have dated for a long time, are using protection, and are smart enough to understand the consequences, I think it’ll turn out fine for them. Although this is BCB so maybe that’s a dangerous statement to make
kettle August 23, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.
@LH That’s not what I said =P
I’m just thinking: is daisy mature enought?
Emy August 23, 2013, 2:25 PM EST.
@I_Love_Lucy Forcing condoms on you? Are you serious? They’re giving them to you JUST IN CASE YOU HAVE SEX. That’s not encouragement. That’s being smart. A lot of teens have sex. That is a fact. Whether its because they know so little about it and only heard how good it feels or its just their hormones going wild doesn’t matter. Many teens have sex and offering condoms is a smarter approach than just pretending that nobody has sex until they’re in their 20s or married. So you say you’re mature enough to get protection if you need it. Good for you. Most teens aren’t that smart and the people giving out condoms can’t exactly read your mind or take your word for it, can they?
By educating kids about sex, you let them know EXACTLY what they’re getting themselves into, what the consequences can be and what they can do to protect themselves/prevent said consequences.
The US is not progressive in that regard. By denying them an open discussion on the subject, this forbidden thing called “sex” just becomes more interesting and of course teens, being rebellious, are gonna go for it with very little idea of what they just signed up for. Basically what they’re doing is denying kids any kind of information about sex (in a place where they’re supposed to learn actually useful ****) and then expect them to somehow figure it out for themselves while giving them a hard time when it blows up in everyone’s face.
The US, for a progressive country, seems to follow this weird mentality of “I don’t like it so I’m gonna ignore it”. I personally don’t see WHY sex, sexuality and the human body have to be such big issues when a simple conversation and a bit of open mindedness would solve A LOT of problems.
Dee August 23, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.
Nice-Hero August 23, 2013, 2:43 PM EST.
Geez Daisy. ANYWHERE.
Lyucs August 23, 2013, 2:45 PM EST.
@kettle We are of a same mind. Everyone matures at different rates, and being a little embarrassed about your first time doesn’t mean you’re not ready (it would be really weird if you weren’t even a little anxious…). If you love each other, feel ready, and have protection, then give it a shot. You can really only learn by doing in the case of sex. Also, sleeping with your boyfriend in high school doesn’t magically escalate to a girl doing the whole school. Pretty sure the majority of people have never followed up their first time with such a thing, and that starting “early” doesn’t make it more likely.
Also, everyone acts as though STDs are going to murder everyone but the truth is there’s only a few actual nasties out there and the rest are remarkably treatable. Do not feel shamed for having multiple partners or enjoying sex. Speak to your doctor about any fears you have. Use condoms and pills. Be happy.
Macca August 23, 2013, 2:47 PM EST.
I have bad feeling about this.
Quick! scatter in the face!
Nice-Hero August 23, 2013, 2:48 PM EST.
Why does it always end on these things! I gotta wait 3 days to know if paulo will flip…Poo!
Sleepingfox August 23, 2013, 3:00 PM EST.
@I_Love_Lucy Personally, I’d like it more if the schools were the ones teaching about sex. Mostly because parent-child –conversations will always be very awkward for both parties, in levels that the teacher talking impersonally cannot usually reach. That usually makes the conversations shorter, less descriptive, less accurate… all together worse and more confusing for the complicated being known as a teenager.
Not that I can blame the parents for being awkward, it must be sort of hard coming to terms your child is not your little baby anymore, and further to talk about subjects generally considered taboo in conversation to that delicate flower of purity. On the other hand, kids also probably don’t want to connect their parents to sex, even though they’ve obviously had sex because the kids themselves exist. I bet there is not a single teenager not shuddering at that thought, even though it is technically not a big deal. I know I wouldn’t want them to talk to me about it. Just, please no.
As for condoms being dealt out, I have mixed feelings. On the other hand, I get your viewpoint, because I felt the same when the possibility of that happening came a thing in our school. “We are kind of young, most of us won’t have sex, what is wrong with you?”, were my thoughts. After condoms were dealt, however, I realised it wouldn’t have been too bad to get one. I’m a meek, shy person, who pushes things to the last moment. I haven’t got the courage to go and buy condoms just for trying and testing how to put them on myself. I do know that is a thing you definitely should do, but I just haven’t. There are thousands upon thousands of other shy people out there, whom training wouldn’t hurt either. After all, knowing how to put on the condom properly will make it more fail-proof as a contraceptive. There is obviously also the target group of people who will have sex, so that they will have condoms (because sloth is a big part in teen pregnancy).
As for the forcing part, my opinion is that if you don’t give them to everyone, you might just as well not give them at all. The meek won’t dare to take them, the ones who have sex probably want to keep the stuff to themselves and the only ones who end up taking them will be the class clowns who make balloons out of them.
Anteroinen August 23, 2013, 3:10 PM EST.
Daisy may know that protection is very necessary and how sex could alter her future if it’s not used, but she IS too immature to have sex. She cries if someone just barely raises their voice to her. She’s not even remotely ready on an emotional level.
Nissie August 23, 2013, 3:29 PM EST.
Your local grocery store that has a Pharmacy or Body Health section. There’s no age limit on buying the stuff either, so go nuts.
PSST, get the Magnum XL, it’ll stroke Abbey’s ego, right before something else gets stroked.
Also I just want to note, everyone who’s getting all worked up and saying Daisy’s too immature for this, or that Daisy talking about this is awkward, grow up already. They’re in highschool, they’re several years passed the age where Mother nature deemed it possible to make babies. (Just so you know, it’s 11 for girls) Daisy has every right to ask this to a friend she holds close and quite frankly, Paulo seems to be the more immature one here since he’s freaking the hell out at first. Sex is a very important topic in life, and it should be treated that way, not in the way of “OHMAHGAWD, this is soooo awkward wut are you doing asking that??”
Follarch August 23, 2013, 3:43 PM EST.
Different people mature at different rates - having sex wouldn’t make her a “bad influence” at all - if she feels ready and he feels ready then that’s their business. I notice nobody thought anything was wrong with Paulo losing his virginity at 15…
I can understand her frustration - she trusts him and wants advice from him because they’re very very close, and he’s dancing around the subject.
Ramona August 23, 2013, 3:47 PM EST.
@macca THANK YOU.
Ramona August 23, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.
What really gets me is that those kids are like
Daisy doesn’t even sound like herself! She’s the one who almost got in trouble for acting slutty around Mike! Abbey is obviously uncomfortable with it, and she talks about protection as if they were having sex all the time. Also, so what she’s been with Abbey for a year or something? That doesn’t mean they have to do the do, they can just
WAIT UNTIL THEY’RE BOTH OK WITH IT???
Also jesus freaking cricket Daisy just go to a god damn drugstore.
Somewhat August 23, 2013, 3:55 PM EST.
Daisy has a right to her own body and it’s wonderful that she’s doing all this, but she is kind of forgetting that Paulo only became sexually active when Jess and Rachael were using him to get back at Tess, not exactly ‘fun’ memories. also awkward. because while Daisy isn’t immature in any way for not being sexually active just yet, She isn’t normally one to just ask “where would I buy condoms?” in the middle of lunch period. I’m sure Paulo had thought if anyone (especially Daisy) were going to ever ask him about sex (while not offering it) he’d expect them to have a little more… I dunno Tact? Daisy is being incredibly blunt right now. (except the whole ‘not saying the word “condoms”’ thing, which might imply she may not be ‘as’ mature as she thinks, but hey I’m not Taeshi I don’t know if that’s what She’s supposed to be implying or if Daisy simply thinks it’s more ladylike to just say protection)
Anyway, Tl;Dr I wonder how this is going to go…
Vega August 23, 2013, 4:00 PM EST.
@Dee The American country doesn’t ignore sex, thinking it just doesn’t happen. In fact most US schools run a very vivid sex ed. programs. Just because our schools don’t give out protection doesn’t mean that we are less progressive than other country’s, we just believe that handing out condoms would help to encourage it. So get of your bloody high horse and do some actual research before you start acting like you know how this country runs.
As for the comic you think with super-hearing mike sitting right next to paulo, somebody would have jumped into this conversation .
Tigerclaw32 August 23, 2013, 4:01 PM EST.
Hey, give that book back to Paulo! Janet Ear was a very, very important person! Next to Janet Elbow that is.
lol, I wonder where Paulo is going to tell Daisy to go for protection. Maybe he still has a few spare rubbers himself he can hand down to Abbey.
Ahh, this reveals how easily people can turn something so simple and true into something so complicated and ugly. No wonder why it’s the norm for some people to just ignore things.
It’s not worth the inane philosophical and pointless fuss
Blank On Purpose August 23, 2013, 4:05 PM EST.
The teacher watched as we were all expected to take one and put it in our bag. Take it as you will.
But I feel like if you give them out like candy at school, you also put a ton of pressure on all the other teens. Not all teens do have sex, but the ones who don’t freak out that everyone is supposedly doing it. And I remember my friends getting pressured even more by their guys because they suddenly had protection. It wasn’t handled properly.
Having protection around and easily obtainable does encourage it, because suddenly it’s easy. And despite what you may think, many schools do preach a sex education class. As someone who moved a few times to different states in the US, I got the lecture everywhere. My generation was the ones that started to get the sex education that everyone asked for, but it really just made a bunch of people jump into it too early.
Society has adopted a, “Don’t worry about being promiscuous stance, we’ll still love you.” But those diseases are everyone’s problems because a lot of them do not show up with everyone. And a lot of them are not treatable.
As a side note, ALL countries follow a mentality of avoiding the tough issues. But like I said, if one of our issues is condoms in a classroom, we are doing pretty okay as a country.
I_Love_Lucy August 23, 2013, 4:16 PM EST.
Awkwardness thy name is daisy. Nuff said
Mcturtle August 23, 2013, 4:19 PM EST.
She should just get some pills from a dealer on the street. It feels better than a condom because they’re hard to put on sometimes.
The Pornographer August 23, 2013, 4:40 PM EST.
Why do people on BCB put so long comments? I mean, just say sumthin’ funny. Don’t narrate the ENTIRE comment… Jeez. Anyways, I love how Daisy says “Protection” at the last panel. Hahaha!
Somebody August 23, 2013, 5:26 PM EST.
Wow Daisy, I didn’t expect someone as smart as you to have no knowledge of local drugstores.
I'll Eat Yourself August 23, 2013, 5:31 PM EST.
Aaaaaand there goes the illusion that everyone had of Daisy being a sweet, innocent little girl who thinks only about her studies and making sure everyone’s happy in the circle of friends.
Er, well, not so sure about how David sees Daisy - no one ever knows what’s going on in his head until he blurts it out in a most entertaining fashion.
PocketGodPygmy August 23, 2013, 5:33 PM EST.
@I_love_Lucy I admit, my knowledge of what is taught in US schools is limited. I assumed that it wasn’t because I keep hearing from my American friends how either sex ed doesn’t exist or its handled poorly. So I take back what I said with regards to that. I realize that every country has problems it likes to ignore and I didn’t mean to imply that the US is the only one guilty of this (though based on how I typed it, it does come off like that). What I meant was that the US seems to…I dunno, stand out when it comes to that I suppose.
However I stand by the rest of what I said. Peer pressure exists everywhere and for virtually everything. There’s no easy answer for that. I didn’t give in to peer pressure for a variety of reason, one of them being that I had nothing to prove to ****** I’m not even real friends with.
I’m not a fan of people sleeping with different people every day or every other day, but if being promiscuous is part of who someone is, then at least have them wear or give them protection. You can’t force them to not have sex, but you can at least try and decrease the risk that comes with it. That’s the point I was trying to make.
Dee August 23, 2013, 5:41 PM EST.
oh my god i just want the sex ed teacher to show up just freak out on both of them
The Observer August 23, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.
SHE TOTALLY MEANS SUNSCREEN GUYS
hi132435 August 23, 2013, 6:00 PM EST.
: Drive down the road, 3 miles East of the Chexaco station, where you will find the H.H.H. (Hopelessly Helpful Hombre A.K.A. ). He will lead you to Senior-Officer, keeper of the <3 protection (A.K.A. ). THAT’S WHERE YOU GO.
Hawz August 23, 2013, 6:31 PM EST.
wow daisy don’t act all offended because you made paulo uncomfortable rude much
skjfslkdfj August 23, 2013, 6:31 PM EST.
Good call, Daisy. You don’t want to jump any sharks.
Sidnoea August 23, 2013, 6:44 PM EST.
DING DING ALL ABOARD THE CONDOM TRAIN CONDOM TRAIN LEAVING IN 10 MINUTES DING DING
Tacsi August 23, 2013, 7:04 PM EST.
Ugh the comment section this page is getting really irritating. It doesn’t make her ‘slutty’ one bit. Daisy is being very smart about this and I can say I am cheering for her and Abbey. Most of the people who read this comic are very young so I don’t expect them to understand the concept of sex and relationships. Protection is better than nothing.
AngrySomeone August 23, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.
“Protective Big Brother” Mode in 3… 2… 1…
Adept-eX August 23, 2013, 7:44 PM EST.
I think the comments were less about her being slutty, and more about her being really underage and immature thinking that only condoms are fine. Babies happen.
In all fairness, if any young persons are reading, its probably a good thing for them to catch wind of the ongoing debates. I thought most of the people here were around 16-30 anyway though
Faolan August 23, 2013, 7:50 PM EST.
Paulo: Uh…. sure I know! At….. the………………… super…………. market?
Daisy: ………………………….. oh god you didn’t use protection.
Huh? August 23, 2013, 7:59 PM EST.
I’m still calling it - something happens and Daisy gets pregnant. Then we have the drama-llama rearing his ugly mug once more.
KahunaLagoona August 23, 2013, 8:25 PM EST.
Your local drug store…
Bopbop August 23, 2013, 8:26 PM EST.
It almost sounds like Daisy is asking Paulo where she can get some drugs. xD
TarriPup August 23, 2013, 8:38 PM EST.
I’m sad about how Daisy and Paulo’s friendship is a little shaky nowadays because of how Daisy wants to be treated like an adult, but Paulo only knows the sweet, innocent Daisy. I’m not sure if they’re like this all the time now (Daisy is angry with Paulo) but I really liked their intimate friendship and how they supported each other as friends. :c
JKRibbon August 23, 2013, 9:09 PM EST.
Wonder what will the answer of paulo
eagle August 23, 2013, 9:15 PM EST.
Okay, i’ll bite on the school sex ed issue. Well to be honest, early on south park hit the nail on the head about what was the issue. That it was usually taught by A) someone who didn’t know a thing about sex B) someone who has a bad opinion of it or C) a pervert. Now a days though, the problem is more because of the government funded abstinence initiative and their lesson plan is what’s being taught in schools. Abstinence initiatives prohibit teaching safe sex, rather treating sex like it’s something to be ashamed of and teaching kids to avoid it. They deny the biological truths of humans. So when it fails there’s no fail safe of having the kids know how to safely have sex.
Now while I think this could be changed by combining the two (i’m not against abstinence as a BC method, just what is taught), the cold hard fact is that a part of the issue is that parents rely too much on the schools to teach sex. The parents should be the primary teachers and the schools program should be a secondary support teachers.
But of course we run into the same issue, some parents are die hard religious and religion is where abstinence initiatives were birthed from (especially in the catholic religion where even condoms are considered taboo). So of course they teach abstinence without teaching safe sex.
@I_love_Lucy (on your comment from yesterday about Wikipedia)
If you had bothered to go to the Wikipedia page you would have seen the quote was a citation from a W.H.O report on the subject of abortion. So
buchanen_neket August 23, 2013, 9:25 PM EST.
I do not believe she is too young and I do believe a condom can go a long way as long as you don’t get an old or cheap one.
AngrySomeone August 23, 2013, 9:48 PM EST.
Oh come on, Daisy! That’s a stupid question. You know you can get them at any drug store.
V August 23, 2013, 11:14 PM EST.
Oh Daisy, you’re over thinking it! I can’t blame you there though.
Subaru August 23, 2013, 11:51 PM EST.
I can’t help but feel bad for Paulo…
And Daisy should probably have thought a little more about talking to Paulo about that
I mean couldn’t she have asked Rachel or Jessica?
Dusk Delusion August 24, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.
wasn’t it clearly established that mike has super hearing?
even if people whisper to a point where no one else can hear, or barely hear, mike would hear it clear as a bell.
so… is mike shown in these shots for that reason, or is it just a habit, adding him on the edges of panels and serving no purpose?
Thanatos August 24, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.
protection first good job hope it come’s good
rex_inizaky August 24, 2013, 1:32 AM EST.
Or it could be he just doesn’t care about their conversation.
buchanen_neket August 24, 2013, 2:16 AM EST.
Paulo-fan August 24, 2013, 3:52 AM EST.
She’s gotta be talking about contraceptive medication. There’s no way Daisy of all people would not know that anyone can buy condoms from supermarkets.
ljudet August 24, 2013, 4:06 AM EST.
Just because someone is book smart doesn’t make them street smart/world weary. A person can be smart as hell and still be an ignoramus. Daisy’s the type of character who has a high IQ but is seriously lacking in the common sense department.
buchanen_neket August 24, 2013, 4:37 AM EST.
Oh no…. Awkward much….
Daisy, what are you doing, Daisy… STAHP!!!
Christen August 24, 2013, 5:41 AM EST.
In the next page I expect Paulo staring at his “little sister” with broken-glass eyes.
Monas August 24, 2013, 9:28 AM EST.
And this shall be the part where the poor guy just goes ‘Wut’ and then soon after just plain old pokerface
Anyway as for Daisy god damn it girl stop being so bloody cute! I just wanna hug her and snuggle her in a completely platonic way! But while this shall be…uber awkward well….when you want to take care of something you don’t know much about. You do normally go ask the friend you know is experienced in it, more so the one that obviously will NOT go telling others about this.
Paulo cares for Daisy too much to even think about telling others I am sure once well…he gets over the whole near heart attack of Daisy asking this
JURAI August 24, 2013, 10:04 AM EST.
It’s like she’s trying to locate a drug dealer, only this time it’s condoms not drugs.
Chinatsu August 24, 2013, 2:39 PM EST.
The entire time Mike is just sitting at the table right next to Paulo. He’s probably sitting there wide eyed. Not to mention due to his precision hearing he can hear everything they’re saying.
End August 24, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.
DONT WORRY ‘BOUT IT MIKE JUST KEEP EATING.
Trubeque August 24, 2013, 6:15 PM EST.
I don’t believe that was really fair of Daisy to say. I know she feels like she’s being treated as “young” or “immature” but Paulo has boundaries of his own and if talking about his sex life to a childhood friend makes him uncomfortable then I don’t believe she should have guilt tripped him into talking about it. I’m sure there was someone else she could have asked about it. Rachel would have been a fantastic choice, actually.
J August 24, 2013, 6:23 PM EST.
This is getting deep. If you know what I mean~
Genni! August 24, 2013, 7:17 PM EST.
Hey anybody miss lucy? Anyone? No, just want to talk about sex? Ok. Hey Paulo, where do babies come from?
JustSomeCritic August 24, 2013, 10:09 PM EST.
God I was wondering the same thing. Where the hell is Lucy?
I_Love_Lucy August 24, 2013, 10:26 PM EST.
Just wanted to say, Finally, some humor, light heartedness and merryment. It’s about time! Gotta balance everything out you know? It is still a candy bowl after all.
Thomas August 24, 2013, 11:55 PM EST.
So, we go from Lucy being hospitalized to this. Gotta love transitions like that.
Little August 25, 2013, 12:55 AM EST.
*facepalm* (one that came dangerously close to breaking through the skull). Anyhow, once again, for the hundredth time, Lucy is out of the story for a bit. By my best guess it’ll be a chapter before we hear an update on her and longer than that for her to make a reappearance. STOP ASKING!!! Let the other characters get some friggin’ development.
buchanen_neket August 25, 2013, 2:54 AM EST.
Did you honestly expect anything else when the development storypart concerning Lucy directly were put on ice while on a high note?
With the current progress in the storyline, people would go Who’s that bitch? when she finally appears again for more than just a frame or two in a huge arc.
Seiffer August 25, 2013, 9:27 AM EST.
It’s funny how mike is right there and he could hear them
Randomer August 25, 2013, 11:22 AM EST.
“Did somebody say SEX?!”
Neo August 25, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.
I think that a lot of people miss a page or two and Daisy saying JUST IN CASE
maybe you will understand with a ducking, let’s see….
JUST IN DUCKING CASE
youguyspissmeoff August 25, 2013, 6:35 PM EST.
If you didn’t run before, now’s the time to
Butterflyslicer August 25, 2013, 7:19 PM EST.
does anyone else think daisy is speaking a lil loudly while mike is RIGHT next to paulo?
Mewtallica August 25, 2013, 7:26 PM EST.
I think you spelled “Carter” wrong.
hi132435 August 25, 2013, 11:09 PM EST.
@daisy: CVS Pharmasy, convenent stores, my house, take your pick there everywhere
JustSomeCritic August 25, 2013, 11:17 PM EST.
Ohmahgawd I caught up! I cannot believe it! And Flustered Daisy is adorable.
Sylpheed Dashstep August 26, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.
*sigh* okay, I pointed this out a long time ago. Lucy’s attempted suicide (i’m almost 90% that’s what was implied) wasn’t a lead up to something bigger, it was more the climax of the events started in December. I think people are expecting Micheal to get some divine retribution, thus they get it in their heads that there’s something more to happen afterwards.
However, that’s not always the case, sometimes a person can do something harsh and the only punishment for their actions is to get slugged (even though I think that the way it’s written Micheal has already punished himself internally). That seems to me to be what’s happening here, if there was really some huge development that was going to happen with that arc then Taeshi surely would have continued with it or implied hints of continuation by now. The fact that she isn’t is telling of the fact that the arc is going to mirror real life where “you can’t always get what you want”.
Mike’s external punishment was to be slugged, Lucy had her breakdown, there’s nothing more to tell about that arc. Not to say there’s nothing to do with the story or those particular characters. Just that that particular arc has come to it’s conclusion. At least that’s what I see from where i’m sitting.
buchanen_neket August 26, 2013, 1:58 AM EST.
Um, passive aggressive much? What’s up with you, Daisy? First, “yelling at me is the norm”, and now “sorry that I’m too immature to talk to about this stuff”. Her good girl image just got reverted for me. Both times with Paulo, and both times Paulo gives in. Daisy seems a lot more irritable these days too.
hehehe August 26, 2013, 2:12 AM EST.
The only sad thing atm Tess is GONE
ShizuTheCat August 26, 2013, 3:03 AM EST.
@ShizuTheCat Aaaaagh why did you pointed out that ç_ç
Gasz August 26, 2013, 5:27 AM EST.
:well atleast she wants to do it safe. some Girl jump into it and suffer at the end. daisy is doing the right thing asking first becaus if they mite jump into true love she will be ready and safe. but i wonder is AB is ready to take the next step.
robyn August 26, 2013, 8:30 AM EST.
;—; i am missing my Lucy and my Tess, and Daisy went a-bit west lol, i want my Lucy back v.v
Hunter August 26, 2013, 10:16 AM EST.
(bro) Hmm…Well Than good job Daisy, you won the internet :3
Hunter&Bro August 26, 2013, 11:37 AM EST.
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