In response to Glee’s First time episode, I’d like to first and foremost commend Glee in writing a tasteful episode. With all the hype surrounding this episode, I had my expectations high in what to expect. But in the end, the “FIRST time” really was two couples cuddling next to each other…nothing more nothing less. It made me think, maybe they didn’t even have sex. Who knows.
With all the press about this episode, I feel as though the press and definitely the parent council was making a bigger deal that it really was. Take for instance Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars…both have teens in them and both definitely have some REAL raunchy scenes. I mean Pretty Little Liars is on ABC family for crying out loud. COME ON PEOPLE! I’ve seen way worse and the FIRST TIME was definitely not one of them.
If you follow Glee, like I have, we knew this episode was coming - it had to. It made sense to this season and a lot of decisions had to be made with the characters involved. It was tasteful none the less.
However, I do want to just note that more parents need to be more active in their teens lives instead of hiding topics such as SEX away from their teens. FACE IT, maybe your kid isn’t having sex, but his/her friend is. You want to at least let your kid know that these situations occur and you gotta be aware of it.
Parents have a huge responsibility to have an adult conversation with their young adult teens about sex. Instead of pretending that the topic of sex is still taboo, parents need to realize that SEX is constantly around even when they’re not around their children. Its TV shows, movies, music, and most definitely on the internet.
The real issue here isn’t about who is having sex in high school, but that teens do have sex in high school and there are situations that teens will come across that will have them make some important decisions
I think Tina set the tone for the episode last night when she talked about having sex with bf, not only because she wanted to, but because she loved him - and it was memorable.
Lets face it, the more a parent says no to something just because its “bad” the more a kid will be curious along the lines to why or find themselves in a situation that they don’t know how to handle. If we don’t teach them, they’ll find other means of teaching themselves - then you’re fucked lol.
Furthermore, if you don’t want your teens to watch GLEE then don’t let them. Ryan Murphy already stated before this show isn’t geared towards kids, so parents need to acknowledge that. Don’t blame the show, instead ask yourself what you did to prevent your kid from watching last nights episode. If you say nothing, then stfu.