Sex Education in U.S.A.
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I watched John Oliver's Last Week Tonight Show about Sex Education last night (Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0jQz6jqQS0 ) and I was really surprised by a lot of things. I was most surprised about how difficult it is to find out what students are being taught, so I thought we might all share our experiences with sex education in school. Was there something you liked? Something that you really didn't like? If you're an adult, how would you want your prospective and/or real children to be educated?

In Ontario, Canada, I didn't think that our sex education in public school was really that special. I'd say we covered everything except for consent and homosexual safe sex (which I believe is in the new curriculum for current students). I did meet a young man who had gone to a catholic high school in Toronto, so I asked him what was so different from the public education. He said that they had taught them about the rhythm method, which really surprised me because it sounded downright middle ages compared to the education I had received.



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What sex education?



The only thing they did was one day show us a slide of people with STDs in high school. That was about it. Oh and anti-rape videos. Never explained sex though, and thus why I didn't figure it out until I was 16.
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They split the class between boys and girls, and our science teacher taught us. No one could keep from laughing. It was literally an hour of just laughing at everything said.
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I made a thread about this already?
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There is a previous thread that deals with the same topic..
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Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:

I watched John Oliver's Last Week Tonight Show about Sex Education last night (Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0jQz6jqQS0 ) ...


anzn wrote:
I made a thread about this already?


pirththee wrote:
There is a previous thread that deals with the same topic..


Yup, here's the link:

/forumtopic-910879/do-you-think-we-need-better-sex-education-in-the-us

Kitahoshi_Hazel, I've closed your thread but I think your thoughts and the link to John Oliver's show would be be a great addition there, so please do freshen that slightly older thread up by posting to it.

anzn and pirthee, I just happened to notice this because I poked my head in briefly before heading to work. When you notice duplicates of recently active threads, please do click "Report to Moderator" to let us know (when you have the link to the existing thread, that's also really helpful). Sometimes we don't know that something's a duplicate, or we don't read a new thread right away so don't notice that someone has mentioned it's a duplicate until there are several pages of posts already.
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