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Date Posted: 19:17:16 03/25/08 Tue
Author: LH
Subject: I don't disagree with you, Cathy. Given Starr's upbringing & her observations of her parents re: what complications can arise from sex, it seems quite uncharacteristic for Starr to have reacted in such a way. And, as I have previously posted about here, I am much more horrified by the fact that NOT ONE WORD was uttered about safe sex and/or protection during Starr & Cole's sex talk than anything else that has transpired (Todd's actions included). I guess we are supposed to overlook that tidbit (click)......
In reply to: Cathy 's message, "Clarification: I am not questioning why 16-year-olds in general might be naive about sex. I am asking why Starr Manning is naive about it, given the environment she was raised in and who her mother is. Just don't buy that Starr would act this way in terms of not even considering protection. I hate it when character is compromised for the sake of the story, and I feel that happening (to an extent) here." on 10:55:35 03/24/08 Mon

and focus on the gravity of love that exists between Starr & Cole and their desperate need to be together.However, it just highlights how unprepared S&C were to have sex and now face the consequences of their rash decision. I also agree that Starr's reactionary behavior & naivety in this situation are being played up for story purposes, so they can venture into the teen pregnancy & lovers on the run arena.

I really hope the fact that S&C did not use protection is thoroughly addressed in upcoming dialogue. If not, ABC will be hearing from me again!!

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