I went to a catholic high school and the sex ed class was one of the biggest jokes of my entire learning career.
Our Science teacher, Mrs. Somethingoranother, was showing us slides of pencil drawings of what the female “vag-ne-a” (how she pronounced it)looked like. It wasn’t anything that us girls hadn’t seen from the instructions off a box of tampax. It lasted about a minute. Then the slide showing a flaccid male penis ( pen-us, she pronounced it) and then an erect one. She was so mortified and embarrassed that she shut off the projector and THAT was it.she wasn’t old at all, about 30. All of us kids just went, WTF? This was 1982. So I am a living example of learning everything I needed to know about sex from the movies, books and magazines.
We did get to see a really bad B movie from probably the 50’s about how two nice boys hooked up with bad girls at a party on the other side of the tracks and the boys got (cue scary music) VD and had to tell their parents and OH WHAT A SHAME. This spectacular piece of crap would have been hysterical for MST3K.
My neighbor has a 6th grade son ( very intelligent, articulate boy) and they have a sex education class that if the parents elect not to have their child attend, the kid has to sit in the library doing a paper that is NOT RELATED to sex education. It sounded to me ( and these parents) like they were punishing the kids who’s parents did not want them receiving sex ed ( more than half in the school for their age group alotted to pull the kids out of sex ed after attending a meeting on just what would be covered. One of the things was building a vagina replica out of godknowswhat. I think it was the vagina that got most of the parents to yank their kids from the program.)
I want to know what other dopers went through and those that have kids, what is your school system doing?