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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There's nothing I would want a teacher teaching my child about sex. Would any parent?
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Wootah wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:01 am [Replying to Miles in post #1]

There's nothing I would want a teacher teaching my child about sex. Would any parent?
Why not?

I would expect any concerned parent who felt they weren't qualified to teach it or too shy to teach it would welcome classroom instruction. I know I would if I was such a parent.

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Wootah wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:01 am [Replying to Miles in post #1]

There's nothing I would want a teacher teaching my child about sex. Would any parent?
That's an astoundingly easy question to answer:
Parents’ views on sex education in schools: How much do Democrats and Republicans agree?

Several surveys have specifically examined parents’ views on sex education and these also show very high support for sex education in schools [9–13]. Very few parents believe sex education should not be taught in schools [10]. Parents, regardless of race/ethnicity, income or age, support comprehensive sex education [9–10]. However, parents report a large gap between what they want and what is actually being offered to their children in schools [13]. In a study in North Carolina, 91 percent of parents said they wanted sex education taught in schools but only 67 percent said it was being taught [13]. Generally speaking, younger age, African American race, attending religious services less frequently, higher education levels, lower household income, and being more politically liberal increase the odds of parents supporting comprehensive sex education [9, 13]. However, all parents are highly supportive of sex education in schools.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5495344/

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The answer to the question, "Would any parent?", is clearly a resounding, "Yes."


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Sad indictment on society number #4628.
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Wootah wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:39 am [Replying to Tcg in post #4]

Sad indictment on society number #4628.
Rather, it is a encouraging sign that we are, albeit too slowly, shaking off the prudish attitudes belief in ancient mythologies have saddled us with for far too long. Slow progress is better than none.


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Tcg wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:53 pm
Wootah wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:39 am [Replying to Tcg in post #4]

Sad indictment on society number #4628.
Rather, it is a encouraging sign that we are, albeit too slowly, shaking off the prudish attitudes belief in ancient mythologies have saddled us with for far too long. Slow progress is better than none.


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Wootah wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:30 pm

What non-prudish things do you want children taught?
How about topics such as:

Abstinence
HIV/AIDS
Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
Sexual Bullying
Pregnancy
Sexual Decision Making
Dating Relationships And Behavior
Pregnancy Options
Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention
Dating Violence
Pregnancy Prevention
Teen Pregnancy
Gender and Orientation
Puberty
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Wootah wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:30 pm
What non-prudish things do you want children taught?
Topics are neither prudish nor non-prudish. Miles, however, has provided an excellent list of candidate topics.

Prudish could refer to some attitudes held concerning the topics:
prudish

ADJECTIVE
Having or revealing a tendency to be easily shocked by matters relating to sex or nudity; excessively concerned with sexual propriety.
the prudish moral climate of the late 19th century

https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/prudish

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Thank you. I bore of seeing people arguing the literal religion of love is prudish. I notice and hope everyone else notices that TCG introduced the topic of prudishness, not me.

I am arguing that I don't want precious school time wasted on sex education instead of science and maths.

School is supplementary to what I teach and is for specialising and depth that I can't go into or don't have time to go into on the topics I want my kid to learn about.
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