View Full Version : Sex education and who enlightened you

03-27-2005, 05:12 AM
Do you think it is a duty of schools to provide kids with enough knowledge about sex and its consequences because it's also part of educating them?
Or should it be up to the parents only to educate their children on this matter and left out of the curriculum?

What is it like in your country? Ever had sex education classes?
Over here there was never a separate class for it. It was only viewed as something which should be mentioned in human biology classes but never received much attention from teachers. Last year they sort of made it compulsory for kids to either attend a regular sex education class which does not only present the biological/physical aspect but also provides kids with discussions on family life and role of men/women in society. Another possibility is that kids pick the same class but under a religious aspect if their parents or them wish so.

During my school years I never experienced any class like that. Only when I was 15 our class teacher felt sorta obliged to do it.
As for finding out about sex I was small, don't remember how young. Basically it was through talking to friends and TV. My parents waited for too long till they told me and they were relieved I already knew. I also stole sex several (hand)books from them because they can't hide shit well.

03-27-2005, 06:17 AM
We had sex ed in school a few times. They made us take it in 7th or 8th grade (I forget which). I think they made us take it once while we were in elementary school, and I know they made us take it once while we were in high school. Every time though it was more like, a marking period of Health class than it's own class. I think that was a decent way to do it because a lot of people tend to not pay attention in health class, so if you make them take it 3 times, they're bound to be caught listening once or twice. Anyway, I think the schools should teach just the basics (i.e. the std's you can get, how to help prevent them, how effective different birth controls are, etc.) while the parents should teach everything else. Unfortunately, most parents seem to not do that anymore.

03-27-2005, 06:19 AM
well...I think its not duty of school.Its strange to learn kids about sexual education 1 year!...but there should be several hours of intensive learning and some informations from TV cause kids are shy ass hell!!

I knew about it when I was very young......talking with friends....from TV.....school (human biology-1 extra lesson)
Parents were late,they leave some porno magazines at the table :D

Punky Dudess
03-27-2005, 06:22 AM
Ali G - do you think sex education should be done in schools?

important minister guy - no, i think that's the responsibility of the parent to teach the child.

Ali G - Well, do you think porn stars should teach them about it instead?

Important minister guy - NO!

Ali G - Yeah, but they got more experiance, innit?

:D :D :D

03-27-2005, 06:52 AM
We learn sex ed in school. But we only learn about it once a year which is kinda stupid because you can't learn about everything in sex ed in a few weeks! We have it so that guys and girls are in the room too. And I hate it when all the immature people have to make a comment about something! Its pretty stupid though when they teach us sex ed one year and then the next they teach us again! Like before I got out for spring break we were learning sex ed and we had this packet to do about it and it was due after 2 weeks. Yeah, I defaintly finished it in about 4 days! It was that easy! It was just over the guy's and girl's parts and then pregnacy. And they shouldn't show us that film of the baby being born! I know its the 'miracle of life' but still! Its not like we are gonna stare at it as its happening!!

03-27-2005, 07:47 AM
They should learn about in school as well as at home. Mainly because in school they can learn about the physical component (diseases, what happens etc) in a more educational manner, and ask a few questions at home about some of the emotional issues involved from someone they should be able to trust not to treat them like a moron.

Noodles is gay
03-27-2005, 07:54 AM
Hey anyone heard about the English policy? Due to the high teenage pregnancy rates they teach children about other types of intimate behaviour ;) which they should engage in rather than having sex in the hope of stemming the increasing teenage pregnancy rates!!! :D

I think it is the duty of schools (parents would be too weird) but not to teach what they teach these kiddies over here! :eek:

Toxic Speed Bump
03-27-2005, 08:39 AM
I had sex ed in year 5 and 7 and again in year 10. I know my shit.

03-27-2005, 09:07 AM
We learned it for the first time in grade 4. I was maybe 9? I remember my male teacher reading a book to us and it was like "Et le penis de papa va dans le vagin de maman et papa cri "Youpi!"" Yeah, that was kinda scarring. But quite funny. Then the guys and girls were separate and the girls learned about having their period and whatnot. I'm sure I took it again in elementary school but don't remember. I actually think I was always away when my class did it since I had these classes at another school one day a week. But apparently they also had to stick these velcro body parts (like armpit hair) on this felt body.

Then we did STD's and more elaborate body parts in health in phys ed. For a couple weeks.

My parents always tried to be open about it as well. But I didn't feel too comfortable talking to them about it. They are still very open about it! Apparently I was conceived on the kitchen table!

Anyway, I think schools should do it. I'm not sure if I think schools should go all hardcore and talk about oral sex and hand jobs and blah blah and not just preach abstinence, since I learned about all that pretty easily just from books/TV etc.

Like, seriously, just watch "The Sunday Night Sex Show" or those random shows on the discovery channel to answer all your sex questions. I find it kinda surprising that people my age still don't know some things about sex that I think are totally obvious.

Q"Is it okay to have anal sex?"
A"Yes, use a condom, go slow. Switch condoms when you're done. Go slow"

Q"Can females REALLY ejaculate?"
A"Yes, they can release up to 2tsp full (or something)"

03-27-2005, 09:13 AM
Q"Can females REALLY ejaculate?"
A"Yes, they can release up to 2tsp full (or something)"

Just had to read Noodles' tour journal from ages ago, the one talking about webdude. I am scarred now, I still remember that entry.

03-27-2005, 09:15 AM
Yes I have it this year. :eek:

03-27-2005, 09:17 AM
I think schools should give sex education classes. Some parents still live in the past and don't talk to their kids about that at all. I think schools should talk at least a little about everything, STD, birth controls, sex etc. I think the parents should talk about that to their kids too. I believe it's not only up to the parents, since schools can teach to kids more things in a more educational way, ie the sex education teacher has probably more information about STD or birth controls that are less known and therefore can answer questions a parent couldn't.

I never had a sex education class, but in some classes we had a session about that (in my case it was in FPS (Formation Personelle et Sociale - Personal & Social Formation) and in Biology). We had a course about that when I was in 7th grade, but we were supposed to have another class like that in 8th grade, but the governement wanted to take it out that same year so the teacher decided to give us both classes in the 7th grade. We talked about it a little in 9th grade in my biology class and the nurse of the school went in our class to answer questions we wrote on sheets (It was impossible to know who wrote the question and I remember it was interesting) and in 12th grade we didn't exactly had a sex ed course, but the teacher gave us a course about the differences between the brain of the men & women, which brought us a little about sex. We probably had some informations before high school but I don't remember ( I think it was like the part of the body or something...)

Edit : I just remembered that in 11th grade, in my FPS class we watched something that passed on TV about a woman who was going to be aborted and we had to answer some questions about birth controls.

03-27-2005, 09:20 AM
Just had to read Noodles' tour journal from ages ago, the one talking about webdude. I am scarred now, I still remember that entry.
Haha, I remember that too.

03-27-2005, 10:48 AM
Here in Washington state, we start sex ed in 5th grade and it continues until 11th grade. We also do our standard HIV/AIDS unit along with drugs(mainly pot) and alcohol. The F.L.A.S.H. unit is part of our 1 trimester long Health class. Of course, you don't have to take it, but if you don't you better have an extremely good note from your parents of to why you won't be in class during that portion of the Health class.

As for parents. The only thing my mom has ever said to me is : It's not worth it right now (She was fucking a 22 year old when she was 13), but if you're going to go ahead and do it don't let anyone pressure you into it and use protection and tell me when you start getting into it so I know what the fuck you're doing. She knows I know a lot of shit about it already from my ex boyfriend and from school so she doesn't worry about explaining things. She also tends to stress the fact that I can only date guys that are up to four years older than me (18), so when I turn 15 I can date a 19 year old, and so on and so forth. Basically, My mom isn't too informative unless I ask. She always talks about the drugs she did when she was my age (a lot of fucking pot, coke, and acid) and about how she changed when she got pregnant with me at 17. It's fucking nice that she trusts me though. She doesn't worry about me doing drugs and drinking and if she does find out (like the time I had a friend buy me a case of Heineken to split with him) she doesn't fucking flip out.

03-27-2005, 11:10 AM
In grade 11 biology we watched a movie about a woman giving birth and it was all nice... you could see the baby in the womb and then all of a sudden it cut to a shot of her legs spread wide and this huge amound of liquid came gushing out. Very graphic, and unexpected.

03-27-2005, 11:27 AM
In grade 11 biology we watched a movie about a woman giving birth and it was all nice... you could see the baby in the womb and then all of a sudden it cut to a shot of her legs spread wide and this huge amound of liquid came gushing out. Very graphic, and unexpected.

Meh, we had to watch something like that this year as well. Kind of...gross but yeah.

SicN Twisted
03-27-2005, 11:48 AM
The US of A proudly sponsores bullshit one sided abstainence only sex education, if you can call it that. I think it's nobody's duty to provide sex education except the grapevine. Living in society, kids will eventually learn about sex, and parents or teachers trying to teach someone their specific views will only cause sexual repression.