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Sex education - what people say
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.
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.
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"
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.
I've been private (Catholic) schooled all my life, and I'm 16. From the age of 2. My school no longer shows "the video" about sex ed. to the kids. hey tell us, "Don't get pregnant girls." But when you're 11 and someone tells you that, thinking back it's like, "How do you not get pregnant?" Because if you don't know what not to do until after you do it, it's useless. So this is just me supporting the idea that schools need to bump up the amount of sex ed. they give their kids.
Sex education is a strong factor in any ones life no matter how old or how young you are. It teaches not only preventive methods of pregnancy, but also condom usage (correctly), STD's (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), puberty, abstinence, and birth control. I think sex education should be taught from the age of 8 years and above.
I think children should be educated about sex because If a child gets pregnant they will, one, loose their virginity, and two pretty much loose their childhood.
In England and Wales, sex education is not compulsory in schools as parents can refuse to let their children take part in the lessons. The curriculum focuses on the reproductive system, fetal development, and the physical and emotional changes of adolescence, while information about contraception and safe sex is discretionary and discussion about relationships is often neglected.
Keeping it short and simple we were told about puberty in grade 6. As my teacher discussed the matter we were all laughing. The main thing that thy skipped was how sex really happened. Sure they went into detail about the scientific way and all that but no one said anything about the fact u can do it at a young age and girls can actually become pregnant.