"Truth be told, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the idea of teenagers having sex in and of itself…I don’t think that having sex is something that’s “okay” for every teen (especially younger teens), nor do I think it’s something some adults are prepared for. I just believe that the decision to have sex has less to do with age than it does with being informed. I think that a sixteen-year-old who has had comprehensive sex education and who’s been taught to have a healthy perspective on the emotional and physical responsibilities that come with sex is a lot more prepared for a sexual relationship than a twenty-one-year-old who has known only shame-based abstinence-only education and virginity pledges."

Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth