Guess what? Not talking about something does not, in fact, make that something vanish from existence.
As a marriage and family therapist, I have been witness to this illogical perspective more than once.
Religious extremists tend to favor this perspective when it comes to sex education. They believe that if you teach abstinence — and only abstinence, without any comprehensive understanding of sexuality, diseases, safety, etc. — then teens will, in turn, not have sex.
Turns out, they’re wrong. And there’s proof.
Want to check it out for yourself? Read this article, which first appeared in the Reno Gazette-Journal.