What is Sex Education?

Sex education touches upon the following topics-

  • Human anatomy
  • Reproduction through sexual intercourse
  • Pregnancy
  • Safe sex
  • Birth control methods
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

The so called information on 'the bees and the birds' should be imparted by a parent or a peer. However most often this information is derived from books, magazines, pornographic websites and various other sources. When this happens it was not dispensed with in a methodical way which lead to misconcepts and does more harm than good.

Recently there has been an effort to incorporate sex education as part of the academic curriculum. This has been successfully implemented in several western countries but continues to face stiff opposition in many Asian countries, like India.

The hue and cry from the conservative societies ‘not to impart’ this type of 'Kam-Sutra' education to our young in the schools is due to the following reasons-

  • Parents fear that this type of education would make our children more liberated and they would indulge in sexual intercourse more readily.
  • Administration fears backlash that may have some political repercussions’ in implementing such a policy forward.

However the growing incidence of teenage pregnancies and the rise in HIV has made this an important issue that requires urgent global discussion.


TonyFor Thursday, November 27, 2014

I would like to add that parents not only Can Be sexuality educators, but they Should Be them. Who knows better your child than you? At least it should be in such a way. You see how you son or daughter is growing and changing and only you can see the moment when it is necessary to start. There are lots of parents who think that it is better to concentrate on other subjects and tests.

chelsea23456 Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My advice is just don`t have sex until your 16

sheerinjahan Sunday, March 17, 2013

good article.nice

CarriesNewbold Thursday, April 12, 2012

If you are laying on top of a girl and you have no clothes on. Can the pre come get a girl pregnant. Even if you have no penatration.

priyankarawat Thursday, January 26, 2012

we should teach them what we all do as human.dont shy to say we do sex because human race depends on it

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