Sex education

I think that at adolescence, young people should be taught about sex in a systematic way. I mean there should be live demonstrations in the classroom by trained professionals who could explain and demonstrate techniques so that people don’t spend half their life learning by trial and error what hundreds of generations learned before them and didn’t pass on to the next. The development of a healthy attitude, especially on the part of boys, would be a large part of the cirriculum. The result would be a young adult population with a healthier, more responsible attitude toward sex who are prepared to be knowledgeable and sensitive sex partners. They would not, as all previous generations, have their heads stuffed with myths they learn from ill informed siblings and which they had to learn half a lifetime unlearning, if they ever do at all. Let the discussion begin!

The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it. (Karl Marx, 1845)

1st-If there were “hundreds of generations before them” they couldn’t have gotten much wrong about sex.

2nd-- This is unmistakeably a Great Debates subject, & not a question.

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No, Dan, just because people can reproduce, it doesn’t mean they have great sex. All animals must reproduce. Evolution demands it. You may be right about this more appropriately being in “Great Debates”, however.

The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it. (Karl Marx, 1845)

so what would the homework be? “Everybody find a partner!”

Although you make an interesting argument, I doubt many of these adolescents are ready to have sex and I imagine that more kids would go and practice than would have without the class.

Oh, yes perhaps we all need a teacher like Mary Kay L. Yep, lets have the teachers have sex with us starting at 6th grade.

You think the curriculum planners have headaches now (so to speak), wait until they have to have the local community agree on a definition of healthy.

But what if sex became like reading and everyone started to hate it because it was required in school?

Like in driver ed, they should issue learner’s permits, with condoms, at the end.

On the other hand, can you think of a better way to restrain teenage sex than to make it homework !? :wink:

Look what happened in Monty Python’s “Meaning of Life”. The kids weren’t even paying attention. :smiley:

Some drink at the fountain of knowledge…others just gargle.

I read a suggestion that at 18 years old you were taken in hand (so to speak) by a 36 year old of the appropriate sex, who would teach you everything.

Then when you were 36, you would take it upon yourself (so to speak) to work with an 18 year old.

I like to read…

I am more than happy to volunteer my services and knowledge… for a price mind you!

I really try to be good but it just isn’t in my nature!


If only you’d been there when I was 18…

(we really must stop meeting like this)

Glee I have to hand it to you…you do follow me into some of the oddest places =)

I really try to be good but it just isn’t in my nature!


Luckily I’m an English gentleman, otherwise I’d be highlighting (from your last post): ‘Glee I have to hand it to you’

A woman walks into a bar and asks for a double entendre. So the barman gives her one…

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LOL. Glee… I choose my words very carefully when I post, the entendre was intentional. I work very hard at keeping up… my image.

I really try to be good but it just isn’t in my nature!

“We believe in the old ways; that children should learn about sex on the streets and in the back alleys, and not in a cold, clinical way from their parents and teachers. Yes, we feel we need to keep a healthy mystique about sex, and the best way to do that is through paranoia, half-truths, and misinformation.”

Actually, I think that having parents or teachers demonstrate sex would significantly lower the teenage sex rate. Sure, so would the rate of administered psychiatric help, but there’s always a tradeoff.

Seriously, as a teen, my father explained to me the basics of sex and supplied me with some of your more basic “reading.” Curiosity sated, I pretty much lost the desire to hurry up and have sex, and just let it come when it would. I like to think I’m much happier – and have retained much more hair – than I would have had I spent my early years stressed out about my virginity.


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Any teen can get enough sex ed from tv/movies nowadays, unfortunately.

I caught my folks having sex once, the image is permanently imprinted into my brain. yuck.

Also, despite what a lot of you seem to imply, seeing them doing it DID NOT explain sex to me, thank you.