When I did sex ed at school, we only got information about how to have 'straight' safe sex. They didn't mention gay or lesbian sex at all. I think it's important that people know how to protect themselves whatever kind of sex they are having. A lot of people my age wouldn't use protection to have gay/lesbian sex because they don't know they are supposed to. I'm just wondering what sex ed other people get in school. Do you get taught about what protection to use for lesbian/gay sex? *lotsa hugs from da bajjah*
[This message has been edited by badly_behaved_badger (edited 04-15-2002).]
Actually, safer sex procedures stay the same across lines of sexual orientation. People of all orientations have oral (with men and women), manual (with men and women), vaginal (with women), and anal sex (with men and women), and the safety procedures are the same regardless of gender combinations. But it would be nice if more sex education programs discussed sexual orientation as a general topic!
The big problem that school sexual education programs face (Jill/ookuotoe can attest to this) is conservative communities and school boards. When schools have a hard time voting beyond whether or not to present abstience as the only option, you can certaintly bet that there's little chance that homo/bi/pansexual activity will even be considered.
The problem is the mindset of people, especially in rural areas where homosexuality isn't at least openly prevelant. While many of us like to believe that alternative lifestyles are more accepted than they truly are.
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