Oh, and just in case Planned Parenthood gets cold feet and decides to "sever" the connection, here's a screenshot proving their deliberate and active collaboration with Green:
This video was released under the auspices of promoting "frank, open conversations about sexuality". However, there is a difference between being "frank and open" versus being "affirmative". And this video seems to affirm that BDSM is not a bad thing. Furthermore, the youthful, hip approach of the hostess is designed to promote maximum appeal to teens. Green also presents this video in her blog, A Naked Notion.
Others have raised the alarm. The American Life League's STOPP International published its own expose back on December 19th, 2012, and conclude that it attempts to make sadomasochism sound like a harmless, pleasant romp in the park. The money shot (after the jump):
She [Green] then sets out to normalize this horrific, dangerous perversion by saying that some people believe that those who participate in BDSM are emotionally scarred or were once abused. She states that this is “not true; it’s a total myth. People across the spectrum with various backgrounds participate in BDSM. The pain as exhilaration concept is not only old as dirt, it’s pretty common, even outside the bedroom. She then compares sadomasochism to a runner’s high and the “intense euphoria” that results. “Kinda the same thing going on,” she says.
“The idea of using power and control and pain in a set scene understandably sets off alarms in some people’s heads,” she says. “They hear that BDSM involves spanking and pain and torture . . . scary stuff. With no further knowledge it’s easy to conflate BDSM with abuse.”
“But BDSM and abuse are actually very different,” Laci says. She continues,
"BDSM is about a consensual power exchange. Abuse is not. BDSM is negotiated and agreed upon before anything happens. Abuse is not. BDSM has rules, limits, and boundaries that are respected by all parties. Abuse does not".
If your head is reeling just imagining how these people who have consented to being bound and tortured are going to be respected by their “non-abusers” who are torturing them—and how respect and pre-negotiation are going to cause the torturer to limit his torture in wake of sexual stimulation—your head may well explode when you hear Laci’s next statement.
“BDSM relies upon and creates trust.” Yes, she really said that. “Abuse destroys trust,” she continued.
This is by no means the first time that Planned Parenthood has attempted to promote sexual experimentation among our youth. In May 2012, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida touted the celebration of “Happy Masturbation Month!", directing readers to a link to Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s page on masturbation (I accidentally deleted my previous post on this). Furthermore, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest successfully got Alaska's parental consent law on abortion overturned, and used the courts to water down a replacement parental notification law. These measures sought to ensure parental control over a teenager's abortion decision.
While Planned Parenthood provides valuable health services to women, particularly those of low income, the flip side is that they are waging a full-scale war against the integrity of the traditional family. Planned Parenthood believes that the government is more qualified to raise children than their parents. Consequently, defunding of Planned Parenthood is necessary until they get the message that OUR kids are OFF LIMITS to them.