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Heartquake
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Heartquake
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April 5th, 2007 at 06:54pm
i think sex ed is a good thing because it teaches kids about the realities of sex and what can happen. and if they didnt know, then they would be in over their heads and just assume that sex was something fun and there were no consequences.
at my junior high all the kids were mature enough to handle it, but of course there was the occasional laugh or snicker
but i dont agree with the abstinance teaching only
but i also dont agree with teaching to go out there and have sex if you want it as long as u use protection
I read in the newspaper a while back that a school in colorado or somewhere
actually gave teens condoms because they had such a high pregnancy rate in teenage girls, but then the ratings shot up becaudse of the teens having more sex cus of the condoms the school had given them!
i think there should be an even balance of teaching teens abstinance and having safe sex
yoey962
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April 6th, 2007 at 02:05pm
i believe there is definately NOT enough sex education in schools.
i mean, i had lesson on puberty when i was 10/11, and then a few lessons on STD's and AIDS when i was 13.
however, these P.S.H.E lessons were supposed to cover more of the topic of sex but never did.
we weren't even taught the abstinance thing.
we literally had no information at all
personally i think this is appalling.
luckily all the girls in my class (me included) who have ahd sex have had patners who were more experienced than them and helped them with contraception and staying safe.
admittedly, the interent is an excelent resource for people to get information about sex and contraception, as are family planning clinics and places like that.
but i really do believe it is best for schools to try their best to educate pupils about sex.
malibu.
In the Cannibal Glow
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April 13th, 2007 at 05:27pm
I think if parents teach their kid(s) about sex and safe sex when they think they are mature enough to understand it, it will be okay. [if they listen to you]
Also telling them an age you would let them have sex might help.
Sex ed. and puberty lessons (?) are good in schools, maybe in year 7 or when the kids are 12.
We did sex ed. in year 6, 7 and 8 and we're doing it again this year
[age: 11-14].
Most of us knew about sex and how you do it before we were taught, but we never wanted to do it cause we knew that sex is how you make babies, and we didnt want babies.
and also, we didnt have any condoms or pills, so we would have gotten pregnant.
LifeOnStandby
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April 13th, 2007 at 06:18pm
At my middle school last year for 7th+8th people came from "control your stuff crew" whom worked at a local center for pregnancy and teenagers showing sexual or relation troubles.

The first day they talked over "you're worth waiting for" and a virgin uptil marriage talked to us about how he was so glad that he had waited.

The second day we talked about what can lead to sex as a teenager. How sex can affect your life, especially pregnancy. We also had a 30year old virgin and talk about things that happend to her friend.

On the 3rd day some of the students got differnet name. It went through this marriage couple and whose "on their sex bed." Basically it shows relationship to ANYONE the two spouses had sex with before marraige, how it had happend, etc. The bed went from 2-30 , they showed that everytime you may be alone just with your spouse, everyone's memories may be with you also.

On the 4th day we talked about STD's. What std's are, what to do if you get one, how to get tested and where to go.

Throughout the day they asked review questions and if you got it right you got an Absistence shirt. (which were really cool actually, still got mine)


I knew a lot about sex already, but it made you realise the other sides to it a lot better. It isn't intended to scare you, but a realization of what CAN happend if you have sex before marriage.

I believe every school should have a similar program, it'll set you up for Highschool and being aware of your actions.
druscilla.
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April 13th, 2007 at 06:26pm
LifeOnStandby:
At my middle school last year for 7th+8th people came from "control your stuff crew" whom worked at a local center for pregnancy and teenagers showing sexual or relation troubles.

The first day they talked over "you're worth waiting for" and a virgin uptil marriage talked to us about how he was so glad that he had waited.

The second day we talked about what can lead to sex as a teenager. How sex can affect your life, especially pregnancy. We also had a 30year old virgin and talk about things that happend to her friend.

On the 3rd day some of the students got differnet name. It went through this marriage couple and whose "on their sex bed." Basically it shows relationship to ANYONE the two spouses had sex with before marraige, how it had happend, etc. The bed went from 2-30 , they showed that everytime you may be alone just with your spouse, everyone's memories may be with you also.

On the 4th day we talked about STD's. What std's are, what to do if you get one, how to get tested and where to go.

Throughout the day they asked review questions and if you got it right you got an Absistence shirt. (which were really cool actually, still got mine)


I knew a lot about sex already, but it made you realise the other sides to it a lot better. It isn't intended to scare you, but a realization of what CAN happend if you have sex before marriage.

I believe every school should have a similar program, it'll set you up for Highschool and being aware of your actions.

Did they talk about different methods of birth control?
LifeOnStandby
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April 13th, 2007 at 06:32pm
They talked about how you know if you're pregnant, and how to check. They showed condoms and told you where to get birth control and who to talk to about it.

They did not talk about the different methods.

One thing i like is that tehy handed out a wallet size card to everyone, for the clinci's #+email, and #+email of the main announcer. You could also stay after school or skip class to talk to her privately between classes, or on the 5th day. (she was pretty mucha counslor for the 5th)
druscilla.
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April 13th, 2007 at 06:42pm
LifeOnStandby:
They talked about how you know if you're pregnant, and how to check. They showed condoms and told you where to get birth control and who to talk to about it.

They did not talk about the different methods.

One thing i like is that tehy handed out a wallet size card to everyone, for the clinci's #+email, and #+email of the main announcer. You could also stay after school or skip class to talk to her privately between classes, or on the 5th day. (she was pretty mucha counslor for the 5th)

I think sex ed programs should focus on abstinence simply as the only foolproof birth control method.
Yes, it's the best.
No, not everyone will be abstinent.
That's why they need to focus on contraceptive just as much.
xXDr. KrazyXx
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April 13th, 2007 at 07:54pm
druscilla; in rags:
I believe in sex education.
I do not believe in "abstinence-only" sex education.
I think it's irresponsible to not teach teenagers about safe sex.
I think it's just plain stupid to think that by teaching abstinence-only they won't have sex.

I also think that they misrepresent data to try and scare teenagers into not having sex.

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A 2004 analysis of 13 abstinence-only curricula which received United States government funding found that 11 contained factual errors.
-United States House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform—Minority Staff, Special Investigations Division

I also believe that abstinence-only programs increase teenage pregnancies, rather than preventing them.

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Even though there is great enthusiasm in some circles for abstinence-only interventions, the evidence does not support abstinence-only interventions as the best way to keep young people from unintended pregnancy...
-http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8470845/

Abstinence-only programs have never been proven effective in delaying the onset of sexual activities of young people, and often result in riskier sexual behavior by teenagers.
-http://www.aauw.org/issue_advocacy/actionpages/positionpapers/repro_abstinenceonly.cfm

...research shows that comprehensive methods of sexual education that discuss methods of contraception, while encouraging teenagers to delay sexual activity, are most effective.
-http://www.menstuff.org/issues/byissue/teenpregnancy.html


Discuss?


I don't think the abstinence-only method is very smart. Yes, I do think they should teach about the possible happenings during sex but I don't think they should tell you 'Just don't have sex," And expect that to work.
LifeOnStandby
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April 13th, 2007 at 10:52pm
I think concept works over pure facts. I believe you need to know basics and preventive acts, if you're in more trouble you simply need to get it. Theres service to get it very easily and by nice people which you've already met by my school system.
Frankie-Oreo
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April 13th, 2007 at 11:39pm
the thing that annoys me about sex-ed in my school is that all they talk about is STD's.

yes, buy all means, tell us the risks, but for once (i have been to sex ed about...3 or four times, all about stds and contraception) i would like them to teach us not nessicerily HOW to do it but ways in which we can do it. you know what i mean?

im 15 years old and a virgin and though people may disagree but i think that i am ready for sex and no one is telling me how to do it right.

i don't know if people will understand my point or not
lol
LifeOnStandby
Motor Baby
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April 14th, 2007 at 12:21am
It seems like your school board intends on just scaring teenagers out of having sex.

You may feel ready for sex, but by all means think about everything that may happend if you have sex at . Sure with your body you can do it... but can you handle the consequences is what you have to ask yourself.
xMari_Malicex
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April 14th, 2007 at 09:01pm
You might THINK you're ready, but if you seriously sat down and thought about all the psychological and emotional sides of sex, you would probably feel a lot less ready.
Red Coloured Romance
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April 17th, 2007 at 06:11pm
I agree and dissagree with alot of the posts on this board...
I think special people (Health Nurses) should be the people to teach us about sex ed at school... because they know more CORRECT infomation than some perants. Because some perants may/are teaching there kids the wrong infomation... there mite aswell be no such thing as sex ed if the information is wrong...

So i think we should be sex educated by school health nurse person... and it should NOT be an option to do it or not!!

I hope my bad writeing makes sence!!
cinderella.
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April 18th, 2007 at 09:30pm
sex education is vital. its not perverted or dirty or anything, its life, and kids need to be educated on whats going on, i dont mean showing them porn or anything like that, but discussing things like STD, teen pregnancy and stuff like that, and branching off into smaller subject like teen pregnancy will make kids [ and by kids i mean teenagers] more aware of whats going on in life.
dear matthew
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April 18th, 2007 at 09:37pm
true sex ed is important to introducing teens to the realities and consequences of having sex but there are some negatives. when i had sex ed i allready knew everything it wasn't anything new. thats really the only negative otherwise i think its okay to introduce it to kids and remind them of what can happen.
CakePlease.
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April 20th, 2007 at 05:58pm
We didnt really do any sex ed, just went on and did loads of stuff about if you get pregnant, it was almost like they had given up on us being able to have safe sex.
Ami von Grimm
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April 22nd, 2007 at 09:55am
I think sex eductions should just contains basics.
Most teens are just embarrased or they go 'OOOOH!' and they just laugh if they see the word penis. Then it's never gonna be serious.
Anyways, most teens learn stuff from magazines and stuff. So, just basics is enough. I think.
druscilla.
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April 22nd, 2007 at 11:03am
Horrorkid.:
I think sex eductions should just contains basics.
Most teens are just embarrased or they go 'OOOOH!' and they just laugh if they see the word penis. Then it's never gonna be serious.
Anyways, most teens learn stuff from magazines and stuff. So, just basics is enough. I think.

I disagree. It doesn't matter if teens laugh at the word penis. It doesn't matter if they act embarrassed. If there's a chance that any of them will use the information to prevent pregnancy and STDs it needs to be taught.
And just what are "the basics" anyway?
And magazines don't always have all the correct information.
beautiful loser.
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April 28th, 2007 at 09:59pm
i think sex ed is good, because it just teaches kids um, how babies are made so they wont think they came from a stork carying a basket. some of the people teaching it will try to scare the shit out of kids by saying "if you have sex, you'll get an STD" and be overdramtic so kids wouldn't wanna have sex when they're older. i had to learn what sex is all by myself because i go to a catholic school (sadly) and they dont believe in it. all kids should learn about sex when they are in like 6th grade
Golden Cat
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April 28th, 2007 at 11:56pm
I don't think sex ed is right at all for two reasons.

#1. They teach it way to early.
My friend is in sixth grade and her teacher has already explained oral sex to her. These people are eleven year-olds! They are not mature yet. They are stil incabable of fully accepting the consiquences of their actions and whatever goes on around them has a huge impact. Do you really want to hand them a condom and tell them it's okay as long as you use one, especially at such a young age? It's illegal to be having sex at that age, anyway! We shouldn't be encouraging it!

#2. It's a personal subject.
These kids go to this class, and before they know it some random person they hardly know is telling them what's down there, what it's for, how it's done, what can happen, and offering them condoms(As I said before, these sex ed classes are taught to minors who are not of legal age to be having sex on any type and should not be encouraged to do such things). This is not the kind of thing you tell as if it's just simple math or something. Bu that's the way they do it. They announce this stuff as if it is just something you could do if you got bored one day, but it is not. It is a special thing, and should be treated as such. It's the kind of thing that the kid's parents should be talking to the about.


I don't know why they have sex ed anyway. My friend says some two year old from elementary school used to come up to her and touch her chest.