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
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posted by medusa
on Jun 2, 2014 -
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
posted by Navelgazer
on Apr 17, 2013 -
Let's Talk About Sex.
Challenging the convention that Americans are reluctant to have sexual health issues taught in school, the surveys
show that most parents, along with educators and students themselves, would expand sexual education courses and curriculum.
In the meantime, some churches
are offering their own curriculum
, based on guidelines
developed by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States.
posted by lunit
on Feb 3, 2009 -
"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."*
posted by ericb
on Apr 4, 2008 -
"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?
posted by gdog
on Nov 1, 2001 -
More Bush Bashing
Do we really want tweens turning to the internet
for their sex ed answers
. Seems to me after the recent MeFi post on UK kid's misconceptions, the dollars could have been spent on reality, rather than Bush's archaic ideals.
posted by remlapm
on Jul 17, 2001 -