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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 don't think there should be a cut off limit for this subject, although it is a debatable one. Some kids have a tendency of knowing about when the appropriate age to begin sexual activities, but chooses to do so at their own despense. I taught my children about the risk factors of sex, having sex before marriage, STD's, pregnancy, menstrual cycles and more, but they chose to have sex on their own and at the age they did. I was unknown to me until they got older.
Now they are 17 and 18 years of age(boys). They haven't stopped having sex (I'm a hurt) but it is a natural part of life and I wish they would have waited. I don't think there is a such thing as too early to have this talk or being embarrassed, you would rather them learn it and hear it from you than go through peer pressure without knowing what to do and end up pregnant, having STD's, and even worse, HIV.
Parents, please talk to your children if you have not already, it is an on-going conversation and it doesn't start and stop at school nor with friends, parents of friends, neighbors, Grandmothers etc., It is never too late!