Sex Education In School

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Sex Education In School

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My sex education in school was abysmal. It was 50 minutes of a single gym class (boys only of course), which consisted of boy anatomy vs girl anatomy, plus an almost incidental mention of the drawbacks of "playing around." Followed by, "Okay, times up. See you tomorrow on field B for touch football."

And crazy as it may seem, even today:

"Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia require school districts to notify parents that sexual or HIV education will be provided.
Five states require parental consent before a child can receive instruction.
Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia allow parents to opt-out on behalf of their children."
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What about your sex education? Anything you feel should have been covered or offered, or you were just curious about?


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Re: Sex Education In School

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Miles wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:53 pm
Menotu wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:17 am
Miles wrote: Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:14 pm
Menotu wrote: Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:24 pm [Replying to Miles in post #1]


It shouldn't be taught in schools, it should be taught in homes. But as we know, the common person isn't particularity smart these days (unless it's about the latest Tik Tok video or the like) so it falls to the schools (much like discipline).
So what do you suggest we do to inform those students growing up in homes where it's not competently taught? Should it still not be taught in schools?


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It's not an easy fix. Right now, in the USA, sex isn't spoken about in most families freely outside of 'only in marriage' thanks, in large part, to the religious right and their inability to look past their own upturned noses.
Schools shouldn't be the first or most thorough teacher of sex ed. That should come from the homes.
In an ideal world perhaps, but, as I say, many if not most parents don't have the competency and/or inclination to teach it, which leaves it up to the next best resource, our schools.


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I agree. And that's unfortunate. As I said, not an easy fix.

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Re: Sex Education In School

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Miles wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:32 pm .


My sex education in school was abysmal. It was 50 minutes of a single gym class (boys only of course), which consisted of boy anatomy vs girl anatomy, plus an almost incidental mention of the drawbacks of "playing around." Followed by, "Okay, times up. See you tomorrow on field B for touch football."

And crazy as it may seem, even today:

"Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia require school districts to notify parents that sexual or HIV education will be provided.
Five states require parental consent before a child can receive instruction.
Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia allow parents to opt-out on behalf of their children."
source


What about your sex education? Anything you feel should have been covered or offered, or you were just curious about?


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Mine was adequate. It went in to scientific specifics as well as personal experience without being too personal.
That said, it was strictly a discussion about straight sex and nothing about anything other than that. Which, for the time and location, was totally expected.
Have a great, potentially godless, day!

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