University Videogame Will Teach Girls to Say "No" to Sex

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What about guys? Guys are pressured into sex as well. In fact, there should be classes for guys to learn how to deal with peer pressure just as there are classes teaching women how to deal with it. This is sexism and nothing more.

This combined with the twilight saga will draw us ever closer to the fall of the western world as we know it.

Rotten double post.

Rhino of Steel:

steampunk42:
yeah all of about three people will play this.....nobody will want to play agame that they know will teach them a lesson...maybe if it was made like a horror game....maybe silent hill esque

Actually, I recall MADD and the local police force setting up a driving simulator at my highschool a number of years ago and you would play it while wearing those goggles that simulate being drunk. The idea was that everyone would see how dangerous it was to drink and drive, thus teaching us all a valuable lesson. Also, it was far more fun than it should have been.

I don't see this one working out that well. Their target audience won't care and their non-target audience will make the girls say yes just to see what happens.

yeah they came to my school to....beat the system though all the machine did was slowly delay the response between you and the screen just made movenments ahead of time.....and yeah thats probably what would happen with the sex thing

Mackheath:

The_root_of_all_evil:
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Do people even talk to girls about these things?

Where did the fezz go?!

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.218071-Escapism-UK-2010 explains all.

Sylocat:
I have a feeling that if you asked that to these game designers, they would blink and say, "Huh? What do girls' opinions have to do with this?"

Sadly, I'm sure they would.

Surely the downside is that the seedy element will undoubtaly also get their hands on this software, giving them the knowledge to get young girls who've played this game to bed them! Creating a seedy elite of pre-teen super babies that will be bedding young women before they've learned to read!

Maybe not that extreme, but it's a point. Jus' saying.

This falls under one of those WTFH?!? things. Seriously, does anyone actually think this will do anything other than waste a large chunk of cash, and time?

steampunk42:
yeah all of about three people will play this.....nobody will want to play agame that they know will teach them a lesson...maybe if it was made like a horror game....maybe silent hill esque

that would be a good idea except that pyramid head don't take no for an answer

Dr Ampersand:

Erana:
What happens if someone says yes?
I don't like where this is going...

Oh don't worry, the female avatars have vagina dentata. Boys will learn to say no to sex as well as girls.

Or a better idea. There will be a specially scripted part towards the end of the game where the girl says no, and then gets beaten up, and then gets raped. You have the option of telling your parents what happened and calling the police, but no matter what happens, the ending will be her living a life of misery and regret until she decides to pull the trigger on herself, collapsing in a pool of her own blood as the letters spell out in blood, "The End."

You have to wear a motion capture suit to play this? Did I read that correctly? If it's coming out next year anyway, why not just save everyone the trouble of the stupid suit and put it on Kinect?

I thought it was a decent idea until I realized people are expected to pay for it. The hell? You don't pay for a PSA. In fact, while you would usually pay for (say) condoms, safe sex awareness campaigns will give them to you for free. What were they thinking?

There's an easier way to do these things.

Just explain the effects and consequences of sex, scientifically of course. Scientifically explaining things to people is almost a 100% full-proof way to make it less interesting and attractive.

Oh, and be sure to include several dozen (gruesome) uncensored pictures of people suffering from various STDs.

Aw man, I'll never be able to get any from young girls now that they're not susceptible to force/pressure.

Hurray Forums:

WrongSprite:
Why is it just aimed at girls?

Believe me, they're every bit as bad when it comes to forcing guys into sex, it just depends on the person.

It's a conspiracy by Yaoi fangirls. They hope by teaching girls to avoid sex that men will become disillusioned with females and turn to other men for their sweet loving. They've tired of turning straight fictional males homosexual in crappy fan-fiction and have elevated their game to the next level. *glares at random female* I'm on to you...

... this

from my experience they say no too much as it is

AndyFromMonday:
What about guys? Guys are pressured into sex as well. In fact, there should be classes for guys to learn how to deal with peer pressure just as there are classes teaching women how to deal with it. This is sexism and nothing more.

Ah yes, if I could only undo all those times(read 0) as a teenage male I was pressured into having sex by voracious young women. If only I'd said no!!!

You want the honest truth, girls?

You can do that abstinence stuff and believe in a prince charming if you so choose, however realize that you are going to miss out on plenty of opportunities by withholding sex. Most men, like myself, will not wait until marriage simply because the expression of love can be had before that time with other lovely ladies. If I have the choice of being with someone I find sexually attractive who will have sex with me on, say, the fourth date and someone I find sexually attractive who will have sex with me only after marriage then it's a no brainer. The very first portion of a relationship is sexual attractiveness. I approach you or you approach me because either of us think the other is 'cute' or 'sexy'. Then the personality is the second biggest item.

In this day where plenty of girls are willing to have sex due to the breaking of an archaic mindset, why should I have to put up with a tease and possibly risk marrying someone simply to get affection?

Abstinence accounts, I'm sure, for plenty of divorces. Stop looking at sex as something holy and look at it as a natural way to express love....or just fun if you wish. *shrugs*

May not be a fairy-tale answer, but if you aren't going to have sex then you'll have a much harder time finding someone.

Dammit! They are not supposed to say no to sex! Ok, unless they are fat. Or ugly. Or under the age of 8 16.

(I know, I know. I'm terrible.)

Ok, I have to say that a video game is no way to teach your kids about sex. Just talking to them should be fine. And you shouldn't restrict them by saying it's WRONG or that GOD WILL HATE THEM. You just have to say that they should have sex when they feel that they are ready (and have reached a certain age, because sooner would just make it disturbing :S). Add that there is no shame in saying no and always remember to use that magic thingy called a condom (seriously, having a child before your 20s just sounds horrible to me).

Tomtitan:

Dalek Sec says he agrees with the Doctor. Oh internet, how I love you.

Thats brilliant. Can I use that as my signature :D

OT: Parents are supposed to have this responsibility. Its a sure sign of peoples feelings towards changes in society when they think VIDEO GAMES have more sway over children than their parents.

The opposite of this game would be Dragon Age :p Teaching girls that blonds ARE more fun.

steampunk42:
yeah all of about three people will play this.....nobody will want to play agame that they know will teach them a lesson...maybe if it was made like a horror game....maybe silent hill esque

...This could work.

Maria: See? *caresses James' face* I'm real...

The game freezes in place, and a text-box window suddenly appears.

Choice A: Succomb to Maria's flirtations; find a relatively clean room
Choice B: Mary!

*pause*

You chose Choice B

James: No! I have to find my wife!

*BLIP*

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DON'T TALK ABOUT THE EVIL FORBIDDEN WORD! WHAT ARE YOU DOING IT WILL CORRUPT OUR CHILDREN AAAH!

So does one person play as the boy and the other as the girl? If they wanted realism, they should have added that. Suppose the girl says yes - actually you know, fuck this game, just have them have a real confrontation.

A sad day for those who play videogames....

Oh wait, no one will use it...

being developed with taxpayer money

[sarcasm]Such a good use of public funds[/sarcasm]

$434,000 is a lot of money to spend on a game which will have the exact same results as a 4th grade sex ed class...

Peer presure does far more good than bad and its Fox News reporting this which is hilarious. Can you actually imagine anyone buying this in a shop? NO.

Hmm. I'm not sure if this would work honestly. A lot of women out there need to learn the hard way, as normal methods will not reach them. You know, the kind of person who does not budge unless something happens to them. The rest may benefit from this, but if your parents talk to you (as a daughter) about what to expect from the opposite sex, signs he's trying to use you, just common sense, etc, then it's not going to convey the concern nearly as well in my opinion. Good parental intervention should still be the best way to go about teaching girls and young women these things, in my opinion. :)

AI: "HELLO YOUNG SUPPLE FEMALE! WOULD YOU LIKE TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH ME?"
Player: "ummm...yes?"
AI: "WRONG ANSWER: GAME OVER."
Honestly though, have you ever tried _talking_ to your kids about this, America?
EDIT: Oh, and for god's sake, drop the abstinence-only education. It's not working, and it never will.

Captain Booyah:

steampunk42:
yeah all of about three people will play this.....nobody will want to play agame that they know will teach them a lesson...maybe if it was made like a horror game....maybe silent hill esque

...This could work.

Maria: See? *caresses James' face* I'm real...

The game freezes in place, and a text-box window suddenly appears.

Choice A: Succomb to Maria's flirtations; find a relatively clean room
Choice B: Mary!

*pause*

You chose Choice B

James: No! I have to find my wife!

*BLIP*

image

points for most awesome thing i have ever seen....but still i could see where making it a kind of horror game could work still

I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of how ridiculous this will be... Really? Games are made to be fun. Here's an idea, instead of buying a young lady this waste of tax payer dollars, teach them about safe sex.

This will make harder to hit on teenage girls :( jk

ultimateownage:
And exactly 0% of the people will use it. No one wants to play a crappy psa game. This is a waste of the American tax payers money.

*EDIT* Haha, I just noticed the image is from Fox News.

this is a local Fox affiliate - they are not endorsed, controlled, or in any other way associated with the Fox News Channel with the exception that they are owned by the same parent company. Also, if you watched Fox News at all, most of the political pundits on it would say this is both immoral and a waste of taxpayers money - sex, they'd say, should be taught by the parents, as should the way to deal with these situations. Sexual education for children is completely inappropriate no matter the circumstance. At least, that's what they'd say.

But I don't necessarily expect you to watch Fox News because, A, you're in the UK, and B, your mocking edit sounds like you're part of the ignorant group that thinks Fox News is biased, lies, etc. etc. All of which is horse shit not from the perspective that people who think Fox News lies are wrong, but because I'm dumbfounded by the fact they think Fox News is some how worse than any other news organization.

As for my views on the subject, it's a waste of taxpayers money and I don't want schools to be teaching my children how to resist sex - at least in such a "realistic way". If they had some curriculum that was like, "Hey kids! Remember that you don't always have to do the dumb shit your friends do!" that would be one thing, but the idea that they will put "risque situations" in a simulation (Sorry, the term "video game" is hardly applicable here) is preposterous to me!

Captain Booyah:

steampunk42:
yeah all of about three people will play this.....nobody will want to play agame that they know will teach them a lesson...maybe if it was made like a horror game....maybe silent hill esque

...This could work.

Maria: See? *caresses James' face* I'm real...

The game freezes in place, and a text-box window suddenly appears.

Choice A: Succomb to Maria's flirtations; find a relatively clean room
Choice B: Mary!

*pause*

You chose Choice B

James: No! I have to find my wife!

*BLIP*

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Basically, yeah. This is just a silly project that will never work.

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Oh yeah, and:
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B-but, wait. What if this program falls into the wrong hands...?

hmm to think, that $400 000 could have fed millions of starving africans.

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