Stupid show, but I get what they are TRYING to accomplish
I can see what the show is trying to do, but they don't do it well. They are trying to portray sex realistically. It shouldn't be demonized, but teens should be realistically informed about it. Teens get so much confusing conflicting ideas about sex. "It makes you a bad person if you do it." "It feels good" etc etc. I don't think scaring people away from sex is the right thing to do. I think talking to them about the consequences physically and emotionally, and teaching them how to prevent it if they do decide to have it, but still informing them that it's not 100% is the way to go. If you don't teach them anything they'll do it and not be safe. I think it's wrong for parents to be so negative about something with their kids that they themselves do and enjoy and most likely did before marriage and enjoyed it themselves.
I think this show tries to be realistic. Teens do have sex. teens do talk about sex, but not like that, and not that often. I think the initial story about Amy being pregnant showed how sex can happen when you aren't ready for it and how parents need to talk to their kids about it. However, she ended up having it too easy and she was a whiney brat, which is unrealistic for a teen mother.
Adrienne represents the girl who is smart AND promiscuous who is using protection, so she brings up the use of protection
Grace represents how teaching just abstinence is not effective, because people have sex anyway.
I think they're having Adrienne get pregnant to show that even if you are careful, you can still wind up pregnant. As stupid and dramatic as it is to have another pregnant teen, I think that's a good message.
I think Grace's episode about masturbation was dramatic, but it provided a good message, although anybody watching the show most likely already does it.
They're trying to say, you're not alone, and you're not a bad person for doing what everybody does.
I think they need more people not doing it. I think they need to stop being so dramatic.