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Sex education - what people say

A selection of young people related personal stories written by different people from all around the world and sent to AVERT.

Laura 2

Kids NEED sex ed. I have never had sex ed. but my boyfriend had had it , he explained it to me and answered any questions Read more


I believe that Sex Education should continue in schools because the program teaches young adults about some sexual things that parents would never talk about with their children. I teach about sex and I'm only 16 but i teach it because some teens will listen to their peers but not to adults about a touchy subject such as that and people always ask me if i get embarrassed and I said only the first few times but I got over it.

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Sex ed is very important. But the kind that is given is not always helpful. I'm a shy girl. My parents never told me about sex. When I was 8 or 9, I found a book in the library and read it. It blew my mind. I actually understood it was talking about sex, eventhough I didn't know what sex was at that time. My school showed puberty and sex ed tapes which were not very helpful.

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Daniela 2

I am 17 years old and I have never been taught about sex. Everything I know has been from the television and friends at school. I believe I know alot more than some of my friends because when I don't know something, I research it online.

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I was infected at 17 years old by my second boyfriend. After being in that relationship for about 6 months or so this fellow told me that he loved me and that we didnt need to use condoms anymore. The sex was so good that I can still remember it to this day in more than one way. Today I know that Early detection and ALL PREVENTION are the keys to stopping the spread of this disease as well as EDUCATION. Take it from me " Wrap it UP"

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