What if we admitted to children that sex is primarily about pleasure?
I realized why my son was confused. He was thinking “accidentally getting pregnant” was like accidentally burning yourself because you didn’t realize the stove was on. “Sweetie,” I explained, “most of the time that people have sex, they’re not having it to have a baby. They’re having it because it feels good. So you can get accidentally pregnant if you’re having sex for pleasure and you don’t use effective birth control.”
The consequences of talking honestly with children about sex, by Alice Dreger
. [more inside]
Evangelical Abstinence-Only speaker Pam Stenzel
speaks at George Washington High School in West Virginia. Feeling that Ms. Stenzels rally included a lot of intentional untruths, Student Body Vice President Katelyn Campbell
protested the rally. Principal George Aulenbacher
retaliated, threatening to report Katelyn to the college she had been admitted to as a student of "bad character." The school in question, Wellesley
From the mid 40s to the mid 50s Coronet Instructional Films
were always ready to provide social guidance for teenagers on subjects as diverse as dating
, preparing for being drafted
, and shyness
, as well as to children on following the law
, the value of quietness in school
, and appreciating our parents
. They also provided education on topics such as the connection between attitudes and health
, what kind of people live in America
, how to keep a job
, supervising women workers
, the nature of capitalism
, and the plantation System in Southern life
. Inside is an annotated collection of all 86 of the complete Coronet films in the Prelinger Archives
as well as a few more. Its not like you had work to do or anything right? [more inside]
Sex: wot's the big deal
is a sex exhibition for kids
currently taking place at the Cité des Sciences in Paris. Pre-teens can learn about love, puberty, making love
and making babies
, and they can also experiment
a little bit
. The show is based on Willies: a user's guide
(in French: Le zizi sexuel) by Swiss comics creator Zep, and features the rising star of French playgrounds
(NSFW unless you're a French preteen)
Evangelicals are very good at articulating their sexual ideals, but they have little practical advice for their young followers. Social liberals, meanwhile, are not very good at articulating values on marriage and teen sexuality—indeed, they may feel that it’s unseemly or judgmental to do so. But in fact the new middle-class morality is squarely pro-family.
The New Yorker discusses the red-state/blue-state divide in attitudes about premarital sex, sex education, and teen pregnancy: Red Sex, Blue Sex
"Some Florida teens believe drinking Mountain Dew or smoking marijuana will prevent pregnancy and that swallowing a capful of bleach will prevent HIV/AIDS."*
As a result, lawmakers are pushing "for an overhaul of sex education in the state. State lawmakers said the myths are spreading because of Florida's abstinence-only sex education
"On Tuesday, a bill that would 'require a more comprehensive approach' to sex education narrowly won approval from a state Senate committee."*
Sex Education media has been around since the days of silent films
. Seems most everyone
can use a bit of guidance when it comes to the appropriate handling of their lustful urges... your geriatric, dementia-ridden parents
, and yes, trainables
. On a less serious note, the topic of Sex Ed as addressed by: Monty Python
, Conan O'Brien
, fireside chats
, Amy Sedaris
, MAD TV
, Fry & Laurie
, Ali G
and the Simpsons
, Family Guy
, and some Florida trailer park slut
on youtube. Note: this fpp will not play well in Bangalore
. NSFW. Duh. (Previously.)
Sex education from the BBC, flash-style. Willy Wonky
and Funny Flaps
Teens, sex, and power of parents
How did you "discover" sex? from mom? school? Or the pals down the block?
"It feels like a warm, wet vagina."
A mandatory "sex orientation" for students at Dartmouth College. The administration claims it was educational. Students who attended aren't so sure. Is this sort of thing common elsewhere?
Bush's Surgeon General Advises Common Sense Approach to Sex Ed.
Be still my heart - the SG swims against the abstinence currents and addresses sex education with rational and realistic guidelines.
Online commericals that promote being a "Technical Virgin".
This site pokes fun at the "abstinence only" method many conservative groups promote for teen sexuality. But will teens get the joke?
Shooting sperm with a condomgun
is how the Swiss are attempting to educate people about aids prevention. Just shoot the oncoming sperm with your condomgun, and you can help prevent pregnancy, the spread of viruses and AIDS. At least this is more entertaining than an IRS site geared to children
Government gives money only to Sex Ed programs that teach not to have sex at all.
Very disturbing article. Basically the teachers teach abstinence. No words about STDs or even contraception; or they'll lose their money.