She also brings herself into the problem just the right amount, while not making it only her problem, but yet using her own personal experience to make the argument much more down to earth, and real in a way.
The purpose of her article is quite clear, and her precise and sufficient use of language and rhetoric help to cement this argument into the readers mind. She is no fan of how the agencies and MTV specifically have been pushing their safe sex agenda, and how their scare tactics, in her mind at least, are doing way more harm than good in what they are trying to accomplish.
Her diction that she uses throughout the piece only further help her make her point and show her true attitude and just how deeply she feels about what she is writing. Comparing the damage done to her as "corrosion of the soul" and how all she is left with is "a low grade fear and anger", her choice of words shows just how angry she is, and how much this has really affected her during the course of her life, and how that has caused her to be withholding with her trust and way to overly protective with her relationships.
Her thesis is also equally as strong, as she proudly asserts her belief that all of the safe sex agencies are bending the truth and the facts to try to scare people away from healthy sex.