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22 / F / london, england
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Posted 2/19/08
i think it's weird when certain teachers teach it
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25 / F / Tampa, FL
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Sex education I believe is something we need to see more of in schools, but the class needs a complete makeover. Yes, there are some of you in this thread arguing the conservative point and are against it, but the fact is, us teenagers will um...probably do it anyway, because we're at an age where we rebel and think we know it all, and no moral lesson is going to change that. Having said I support sex ed, I am disappointed by the way it's taught it schools. Too much emphasis is put on "abstinence only", and as I said before, this has to do with morality issues among adults not wanting their teenagers to participate in sexual activities. I've also noticed school's giving misleading information about STDs and contraception methods. I've known people in my school's health class being told our county has the highest percentage of people with STDs in the country (which I know is a downright lie) and that one in ten condoms breaks (when it's really only 4 in 1,000). The tactic: try and scare the teens from having sex. Fact is, sex ed class fails at doing it's job.

What is necessary is a sex ed class that'll get the job done. It's important to give actual facts and information regarding contraception and STDs, and offer resources to get support in case anything happens.

On that note, I'd have to say, modern society's views towards sex are absurd. You hear about immoralities of teens and unmarried people doing it, or it being taught as "disgusting" and/or "perverted". Sex is actually beneficial for your health, happiness, and it's perfectly normal to be curious and do it. Besides, without it, you wouldn't even be here.
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24 / M / Chicago
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Nope, too many people dont take it seriously and are too childish (especially the boys) >:D
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i think that schools should have some form of "sexual education" be it teaching kids to use condoms and the like or teaching them that they will go to hell for all eternity if they stick thee limo in that girls garage if you know what i mean
at my school they had sex edd for about 2 weeks and i thought that was the most hilarious thing ever (i was retarded when i was younger) well they showed this MOVIE about the shit that might happen to you and the idiots made a hole big deal about it so no one learnt a thing but it is help full and you do (at least i did) keep those images of herpa,gona,sipha,aids,pubiclice,and,hepititice
in your head
and on a side note my school had a van that came every 2monthes to give out free condoms and birth control
also known as the RUBERDUCKTRUCK
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23 / M / havent u noticed...
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this is a dup im sure.
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Yep, we gotta teach little 5th graders about how they were made.
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26 / M / in my mystery world
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i had it at my publice school but at cathlic school nope
i think that they should have it then people will know about things that will be needed 4 the future when we are grown and stuff
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They might as well, since there's so many pregnant teens around.
If they knew earlier, then they wouldn't ask stupid questions like "Why am I pregg0rs? @_@".
Posted 2/19/08
lmao
my skool has that
my sci teachers are aupposed to teach
us but its like a scret everyone knoes about,
but cant sei alowed
and if they did
omg my skool wud hav a laughter fit
it amazing whata 45 min period learning about
sex can do
oh hheck sei the
word preggers/sex/baby/ ..ect.
and my class ull go haywire
but most teens wud
0.o
my golly ppl
are so weird these days
pluss whats the point of teaching u have porn
and easy acess to the internet, whats their
to teach....
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29 / M / New York
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People should be presented with all of the information regardless of the results. In this case, however, having more information leads people in general to be more responsible. Even if you have some morality you would like to push on other people, teenagers still have sexual desire and sufficient knowledge to do something with it, so keeping them unaware of their options for protection is a recipe for disaster.

It has already been shown that teaching abstinence alone, at least in the society of today, is not effective. If it is neither effective nor willing to disclose all of the information, what reason do we have to keep it? None but to please the morality that some would like to force upon us all.

I am in favor of teaching safe sex, including but not limited to abstinence, which truly is the most effective way to avoid pregnancy.
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32 / M / U.S. illinois
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when i was in school sex ed was a required class and the teacher handed out condoms to all the students.

oh yea yes I think sex ed should be taught in all schools grades 7 and up.
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31 / M / オレンジ 郡 カリフニャ
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hmm.. My concern is the method in which sex ed is generally deployed. Its not only important to to let young adolescents the consequences of unprotected sex from the physical level, but how it happens, the statistics of STD's that spread so easily around, and the teen pregnancy rate that is so ridiculously frequent in the United States and around the world. If we state the problem, people will ask about our options and than we can provide the answers. they should be reminded and frequently about this issue, and so we wouldn't have to spend soo much money on campaigning to stop teen abortion and the spread of AIDs. when your young, you always tend to think your an exception, and also your hormones tend to take over your logical side when you get yourself in to a situation where you about to do the deed, and so my opinion is to ingrain in to the younger generations minds asap and much as possible as young as possible. Along with that, Morality is a seperate and invidividual issue.
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27 / F / Cebu, Philippines
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i think sex ed will just make students more confused...teaching sex ed is something awkward to talk, how much more if it's being opened to young ones...teachers don't know how to discuss this sensitive topic in a manner that young ones could really understand.. there are topics that are hard to explain and even to demonstrate..like how to wear the condoms (do you really have to demonstrate infront of the class?), coz some might wonder where to wear it or how to wear it...
well, the action done depends on the student..we cannot hold them...
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29 / F / Where the clowns...
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I've had sex ed from 4th grade to 11th and it really wasn't a big deal. You could be opt out of the class if your parents weren't comfortable, and it wasn't embarrassing at all. But back in 4-6 the boys and girls were separated and taught by people of the same sex so it wouldn't be all giggly and awkward. So I really wouldn't mind it.

It was the Health teachers who taught it (well in 9th grade, I had it twice, again from a Bio teacher) and they are trained to teach the subject. It's not like you're watching porn or they tell you the best positions to get the most pleasure... its very dry and educational ;P Recent classes started talking about sexuality as well, and how to lookout and prevent date rape and reduce peer pressure, and potentially bad relationships. Very good information, no?

However... it has to be GOOD sex education. Abstinence only programs are such a waste, and studies have shown that kids who are given the information they need to know and/or know where they can get more information, the proper care for testing, free condoms, etc they were least likely to go out and sleep with 6 people and become teenage parents and/or get STDs.


myel88 wrote:
there are topics that are hard to explain and even to demonstrate..like how to wear the condoms (do you really have to demonstrate infront of the class?), coz some might wonder where to wear it or how to wear it...


At my schools, no one really asked, but with topics like condom instructional help, the teachers would suggest going to the school clinic, or a public clinic and provided information on a piece of paper for your personal usage. I have heard of classes that use a banana as reference though xD

And we're talking about 10-18 year olds here. Puberty on average starts as early as 8 these days, girls earlier than boys, and these kinds of classes help overcome the awkwardness confusion and shame girls tend to develop as they mature.
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of course

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