I posted the same questions about sex ed to both pro-lifers and pro-choicers earlier. I got almost the same answers.
Now, here is my new question...
For those of you that believe Sex ed is not something that should be handled by someone besides the parents...
What happens to people like me who's only sex ed at home was "Satan wants you to have sex?" My mother did not do a "sex talk" and the subject was just ignored because my mother felt that those weren't things that should be talked about until after you were married. What happens to those kids? Are they just left to fall between the cracks? Should they just find out from their friends? Or movies? Or after School Specials?
What about the parents that just don't care? Or the hooker's kids? Or the porn addicts dad? Or the girl that is being raped by daddy because "Daddy Loves You?"
Who teaches them? Should they get ignored so that no one teaches your kids?
Answer by Freela at 9:43 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Good subject, Sabrina. My mom gave a "sex talk" to me, my brother and my sister all at the same time when we were all like 7,8, and 9. It was so *not* sex related basically it was "when a man and a woman love each other"...type of junk. She only did it to explain some select stuff because I was totally confused that my teenage cousin was not married and was pregnant. Until then I believed when you got married, you had a baby if God wanted you to. I had to eventually teach myself about sex and MUCH would have rather gone to a sex ed class instead of educating myself on the subject. She always acted as sex was very shameful and I have to admit, it still effects my brain today! Sex ed classes are wonderful. I have made the decision to be open and honest as my kids grow AND opt for sex ed classes when they are available.
I don't think any child should be denied any truth about life and that includes sex ed.
Answer by hannahwill at 9:49 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by mo2a27 at 9:49 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
I didn't get a menstruation talk AT ALL...I will have to say I will definitely be one of those humiliating moms too!
Answer by hannahwill at 9:52 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by spiritguide_23 at 10:11 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by hannahwill at 10:20 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 10:54 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by mo2a27 at 10:56 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by pisces_chick89 at 11:21 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by mrssundin at 11:33 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Next question overall
Does anyone have recommendation for speech programs?