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Member # 34143
posted 06-17-2007 01:26 PM
I've been reading some of the other posts on sex ed on here and i realised that the sex ed i get at my school [in the UK] is actually really quite good.
we covered the sex organs, puberty and mensruation in year 7 in biology lessons, and then us girls got an extra talk on menstruation/puberty in girls and dealing with both. Then in year 8 a woman came in to talk to use about contraception and explained it to us. We got to have a go at putting condoms on a fake penis [mine was a sucess haha!!]. We were also told about pregnancy and what to do/who to talk to if we became pregnant. Then last years in year 9, we watched a video and recieved a talk about sexual activities with and without your partner. It was called 'anything you can do to yourself, your partner can do to you too'. I think this year [year 10] our sex ed is about orgasms. My school seem really relaxed and open about sex. they're not jumping down our necks telling us to abstain or else, they're making sure that we are informed so we can be safe and enjoy sex, without judging us. I do feel quite lucky. Has anyone else had really good sex ed?or really bad? etc Id be quite interested to see what other peoples sex ed is like compared to mine
Member # 29769
posted 06-21-2007 09:59 AM
Yeah, I found that in Australia, going through the public school system was quite good, similar to the stuff you described, also talks on date rape and self defense. But overall, I felt I was reasonably informed by school sex ed.
Member # 28733
posted 06-21-2007 11:44 AM
Going to a semi-private school in the US, I probably could have been much more informed. We discussed sex, how it worked, how conception worked, the use of condoms, stds, that sort of stuff.
I didn;t even know anything about dental dams, or that sti's were different from std's, until i came across this site. We didn;t have a lot of time to go in depth, and when covering stds, we basically were just given one to research and present. Nothing really was very detailed. And of course, we watched the miracle of life. We also got the fake babies for a weekend. (you know, the realistic ones that cried and were head bobbers and had the temperature sensors and the like. i hear now that the school has the ones that actually wet their diapers and you have to feed them). and that was basically the extent of my sex ed in high school. we spent longer on drugs than we did on sex ed. mostly in part because sex ed was the last subject covered, so it usually ended up having the least amount of time. This website has been a blessing, I have learned so much more here, from just reading in the forums, than i did in school.
Member # 33994
posted 06-22-2007 07:40 PM
I grew up in an incredibly conservative, religiously homogeneous community. Sex ed? Don't think so. Nothing. Nada. I think that it's idiotic.
We learned about the reproductive system, but that's it. The community would be up in arms if anything more was attempted. I don't entirely see the logic here, I must confess. You may believe that sex should wait until marriage--and I'm not knocking religion here, since I'm a member of this religion--but why does that equal complete ignorance about sex? Does marriage suddenly equate perfect sexual understanding and finesse? I don't think so. Not teaching anything renders incredible harm to those who do and those who don't wait until they're married. Ignorance leads to nothing but pain, dissatisfaction, unhappiness, and abuse. I did PLENTY of research and exploration on my own, but I am most definitely not the norm in my community or my religion. In other words: I'll be raising my children in my religion, but I'll also be giving them S.E.X. to read at a pretty young age. We all need all the help we can get, and abstinence only education isn't particularly helpful, since I would wager that the majority of people are not going to be abstinent forever. [ 06-22-2007, 07:41 PM: Message edited by: acs79 ]
Member # 26880
posted 06-23-2007 10:55 AM
None what so ever. Grade 9 and 10 Physical Education is supposed to have a health curriculum, but our teacher couldn't be bothered to teach it.
Member # 34143
posted 06-24-2007 02:57 PM
hmm kinda mixed
some of my friends were interested in trying those babies that cry and stuff- i suppose it would be wuite a good idea because it would make you realise how much ahrd work a baby would be. did i say i didnt believe i sex before marriage? because if i did i meant to say that i dont think it should matter [i myself will just do it when it seems right] so there we go...