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Do you think we need better sex education in the US?
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Heres a tip for everybody.

WHERE A FUCKING CONDOM!
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The problem ultimately with Sex Ed at this point is that it is taught as something optional, not only that but something, at least in my own home province, separate from the rest of your body's education. What this means is that it is looked at, not as something that can be healthy and safe if done properly, but instead something abnormal and almost unnatural.

This isn't to say that Sex Ed hasn't improved by multitudes in the decade or so since I last took a serious sex ed course, but rather that we're still not at the point where we have something standardized and that leads to problems down the line. If one person is taught sex ed well, but their partner was not, they'll still run into problems down the line. Not only that but it leads to people being afraid to ask questions, such as the individual earlier in this thread.

Personally though, I've found that the best style of teaching is that of the understanding of actual consequence. That is, that we were taught that the best way to avoid pregnancy, sex transmitted infections and the like is abstinence, but at the same time, we're going to tell you and teach you how to practice safe sex because if you're going to do it, we might as well make sure that you're doing it in a way that isn't going to result in long term problems for you.

Basically, I'm saying we've gotten leaps and bounds better, at least here in my area, but there's still room for improvement, especially in the area where kids can still be opted out of sex ed classes. For me, that's like pulling a kid out of Health classes, it's not doing them any favours.


megahobbit wrote:

Heres a tip for everybody.

WHERE A FUCKING CONDOM!


better tip, double up. Both sexes should be utilizing a type of birth control. Two are better than one after all.
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I remember when HIV/AIDS first came out and we pretty much figured out how to stop the spread of it.

Nobody listened or cared. Still don't after billions and billions of dollars and 30 years. People just don't care. If you are worried about things, take care of it yourself, and make sure you learn about it.


I read though that it actually became more accepted to go out and buy condoms when the AIDS scare happened.
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VZ68 wrote:

I remember when HIV/AIDS first came out and we pretty much figured out how to stop the spread of it.

Nobody listened or cared. Still don't after billions and billions of dollars and 30 years. People just don't care. If you are worried about things, take care of it yourself, and make sure you learn about it.

I think a lot of people just don't even know about it. They tell us ways to prevent it, rather than to exactly stop it.
Call it conspiracy, but knowing America, I think they try to not tell people people about it. If they did, then companies that were making money off of these people just trying to prevent it from happening to them, would eventually shut down & no longer make money off of them.
Posted 7/21/15
We need better education in general. stop spending so much on BS and give us free college and actual help for kids.
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anzn wrote:

Do you think we need better sex ed in the US?


Yup!
We need to teach kids very early about their privacy. When someone touches your junk you should scream loudly and tell someone about it... even if you are two or three or six years old, regardless of someone telling you to "keep quiet."
If you are very young and no one has told you that people aren't supposed to touch or play with your penis or vagina and some adult has molested you, you might not know that you were molested. This ignorance is proliferated because people are too embarrassed to a basic talk with their kids. I would be curious to see any statistics on how many kids are unknowingly molested until they grow up enough to finally understand what happened/is happening to them.
People in this country are still embarrassed by their own sex and sexuality and there are most of the problems we have with it.

Most of the people I know never got any sex education until they were in 7th grade and they never discussed any of the feelings/emotions that went along with it. The chapter on human sex was not very long. Most people found things out through rumor and myth, it was pretty sad, all because We have a parochial, backwards way of discussing and understanding sex and sexuality.


I think this should be covered in a general health and well being class before you officially call it sex education, that's PSHE in the UK, personal social health and economic education.
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Posted 7/21/15
The U.S. needs better education.

Sex education is only one of many areas that have a problem.
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no, i didn't need a sex ed class to know about sex

and anyway really think that should be the parents' or guardians' prerogative, not the school. i didnt go there to learn about sex, i went there to learn how to study for and get into college.
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They just need constant reminder to teenagers the consequences of having baby before they get education, good Career, get married... Just that life will be much harder before completeing High school educations and getting good Career (college or Trade School). Whatever make them happy.

Some people prefer just graduated from High school and start having a family, They can still get high paying Job without having to go to College. As long they are hard worker and are discipline.. :D


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I recall back in High school few years ago, (Before I went to Deaf School) there this guy who is 11th Grade and he have Kid and are Married!!! I was like no wonder he like only mature person in school haha. If you think about it, This was pretty common back in the 1950 or 60's.. Most of them get marry at age of 16!!!!! Yep =0.

Since this probably very rare in this age and day, I'm curious you guys/ladies know anyone that get marry at 16 year old and still going to High School? I'm just curious.. I'm guessing the chances of you all seen/heard of this..Chances are very very low..like perhaps .01% :p




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Do you see them teachers teaching kids how to put a
condom on a banana ... our sex education is perfect.
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when I was in 5th grade, they gathered all the girls in middle school and gave us a class on the female organs and how to have good hygiene. it wasn't until 7th grade when our science teacher set out a small box and said that we're going to start having sex education classes, and if anyone had any questions, they can write it down on a piece of paper and put it in the box anonymously. it went quite well, since half of my class were already having sexual relations. my teacher went into detail, and also said that if we're going to do it, do it with someone we really love because it'll mess with our emotions later. she didn't know how to really explain it because it was different for everyone, but it's life changing.

the only real sex talk I had was with my doctor 2 years ago. I was on birth control only to control my ovarian cysts because my estrogen levels were a little bit crazy. she sat down and explained to me how condoms and birth control pills were ok, but condoms break and birth control isn't really effective unless you take it the exact same time every single day and not skip the last 7 pills in each pack. last year in December I agreed to get a birth control implant in my arm. really wish that teachers would invite a doctor in to explain this all instead of just reading things out of a pamphlet
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PrinceJudar wrote: After I played Sims when I was younger I thought it happened from kissing until I was 16. Which you can imagine, I thought everyone in school was getting pregnant.

Still a virgin today though, but completely by choice, not religious matters.

Really to you where 16? *Freddy gives you a blow kiss*

Yeah same, to this day.

I really wised we could get better/deeper teaching in sex and what to do to prevent some awfull things (breaking, snaps, bleeds and so on also how to see if something needs treatment)
What I though was weird they gave the girls earlier and more indepth sex ed to us boys.. (like 3-5 years later...)
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