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Just because im curious..What kind of Sex ed should be taught in school if any?

I love this debate for so many reasons...i think it affects so many people more than they realize. but i think teaching strictly abstinance is REDICULOUS! your teaching a teenage mother to just say NO? be forreal? too late...i think you should teach OPTIONS saying no is great BUT if you say yes, heres how to protect yourself, and what you could get from it....i also think we wait ENTIRELY tooo long to teach kids about sex....hmm what do you think?


Asked by sweetstkissez22 at 6:45 PM on Jun. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It's all equally useless. Just as many kids get pregnant (or impregnate) with comprehensive sex ed as none. They do studies to show minor variations, but in the grand scheme of things, it's just that - minor. Thousands still get preggo every year. If they want to teach useful sex ed, they should teach practical.
    1) Yes, it can happen to you, you are NOT invincible, and nothing is foolproof
    2) Day 1 of class, childbirth, up close and personal, with a detailed quiz immediately after. If they fail the quiz, they watch it again, repeat until they pass
    3) No babysit an egg crap, use the dolls that record everything, get colic, & projectile vomit.
    4) A nice 2 week session with plenty of full color pictures demonstrating every rash, lesion and side effect of every STD known to man.
    5) No, he doesn't love you he wants to get laid
    6) Last day, 1000 word essay on why they are not invincible and how it can happen to them.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:02 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • I think it has to be, sadly, many parents don't talk to their kids about this subject. In about 4th grade they should start the puberty talk. Then move on each year with more information about sex and dating, and birth control. Teaching abstinence only isn't gonna work.  But it needs to taught as the first and best option.  Then you teach them the truth about sex: 1 you are going to be tempted to have sex 2. sex does not equal love and love doesn't equal sex 3. sex has consequences, both physically and emotionally.  4.  it is more than O.K. to say no and no means no.  In a good healthy relationship both respect the wishes of the other.


    Answer by teamquinn at 6:52 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • As much as possible as early as possible.

    Answer by SarahColbert at 6:53 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • i think teaching abstinence is a waste of time, kids don't even listen to that half the time nowadays so they'd just be wasting their breaths. teach that you should wait however if you don't these are the ways you need to protect yourself. i think the guys/girls should be taught separately, guys should be taught that they are responsible for preventing STDS and pregnancy as much as girls are. girls should be taught that birth control alone doesn't prevent STDS. i think they should be taught what the different STDS are and the side affects of those STDS (no children, death etc...)
    i know alot of people feel that teachers should not be teaching these things to their kids, but alot of those same parents don't teach it to their children b/c they think their kids will wait til they are older/married or whatever to have sex, and i really think a majority of teen pregnancies/STDS happen in cases where no one taught them CONT

    Answer by vabchmommy at 6:55 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • If you honestly believe that all these girls are getting pregnant real young because all their parents are strictly teaching abstinence only that is ridiculous.The fact of BC are EVERYWHERE in this country and have been for years.You can even get free condoms and sometimes other forms of bc too and STILL the issue carries on.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:55 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • CONT their options. or where their parents said just wait til you are married and that was the extent of the sex talk. i know my parents didn't say anything to me aside from wait wait wait, we were never taught how to protect ourselves or anything like that IF we decided not to wait. my younger siblings came to me when they got to that age to ask what their options were b/c my parents didn't talk about it, and the schools didn't teach it either. they were lucky they had an adult to come to who could give them the correct information instead of another teen telling them something stupid like if the guy pulls out you won't get pregnant or an STD. and that is what alot of kids think.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 6:57 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • In school????? none......parents need to start doing their jobs, and leave school to academics.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 7:02 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • That is what you want to think doesn't make it so.Sex is everywhere in this country and so is facts of BC and places to get some free BC.IMO it boils down to more of some just do not care and are not being responsible.They don;t like how condoms feel it's not the same yadda.Really go and listen to a pack of teen boys some time.Also as for abstinence teaching there is a place for it stop thinking NO teens can control themselves.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:04 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • good point cuddlek..i actually heard on the radio not too long ago about some girls..i think in Ohio setting a preg. pact..these were high school girls that were vowing to all get preg together at the same time and raise their kids together....HIGH SCHOOL..10th grade i think...its not that i think girls are getting preg. because theyre only being taught abstinence, i think Education would help. im still shocked when i hear girls say its only the first time you cant get it. or stupid comments like that..i thought they were joking!! NOT!!! people still believe lies like that...There were girls in my high school that gave oral sex to a guy that had herpes...they saw his penis..knew it didnt look right..and did it anyway...there little circle of friends all got was gross!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:04 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • NP, I think your plan would work pretty well.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 7:06 PM on Jun. 4, 2009