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wiggy
30-09--2005, 11:03 AM
this proberly isnt the right place for this but so......

should they teach sex or sexuality in school, apart from the basic's should they be aloud to say that it's ok to fancy other girls/boy's. i was lucky i grew up with a mixture of people, but some people arent.

like it wont turn your child gay if they know about boy's liking boys or girl's liking girl's.

it must be so horrible for a child to be sitting there and the teaching blabbering on about bits and what to do etc. and the kids thinking but i dont like girls, it must feel like they are sick or something.

Sarah
30-09--2005, 11:10 AM
I think thats a really good point you 've made there wiggy :thumbsup:

I think sex education should be taught alongside sexuality and that children from an early age should be exposed to the reality of life which is that a proportion of them will be gay or bisexual. this should be discussed openly and matter of factly in pshe from an age where children begin to learn about relationships.

wiggy
30-09--2005, 11:20 AM
yeah it should be, for example my neice who is 7 asked me why my friend didnt have a g/f i said to her because he has a b/f instead. she was fine after that (and a bit more explaining) i think children are strong than what we think. it did me no harm knowing what gay is, i think it might do more harm not knowing

Dapablo
30-09--2005, 11:36 AM
Trouble is to many meatheads out there. Homophobia is still a large problem in our society and that includes teachers.

matthew
30-09--2005, 05:07 PM
I don't think it should be 'taught' in school sex or sexuality..at a young age.
Only when you enter secondary school.
Then i still think it is a bit of a waste of time, as kids don't listen too any of it anyway.. did you not realise 'kids know best'.

Discussing tolerance of others is a lesson to teach i suppose.. at any age.. That encompasses everything then, sexuality race religeon hair colour [Lesson titled :' Ya gotta give the gingers some slack dude'].Though most things fall on death ears, as outside influences are more stronger [peer pressure-family].

Kids create their own prejudices and acceptances etc etc as life touches them.. Me and a friend basicaly had the same education -same schools and all.. but i am completly different in my acceptance of certian things.. he is a complete homophobe-gee he won't even 'go there' with a woman.

I think making kids grow up in a artificialy 'liberal' way is a load of old tosh... I very much doubt Oscar wild was taught about 'sex and sexuality' in school.. and he turned out alright.

Boy Anachronism
02-10--2005, 01:37 AM
I think that it's tragic that it has to be taught in schools. In a perfect world, all children would learn the facts of life from their parents. I certainly don't think that the school environment is a good place to learn about sex, but I don't see any alternative.

Claerie
02-10--2005, 11:28 AM
We had to watch a video on a boy who was troubled as he thought he was gay...

until I went to college I thought all gay men were depressed:rolleyes:

I dunno how effective sex ed is... I mean they never tell you about the overwhelming urges do they:eek:

I think self assertivness / confidence classes would be good... as kids often have sex younger than in hinesight they would have liked, because of outside pressure.

Dapablo
03-10--2005, 11:31 AM
It shouldn't be left till secondary school, my little ones have been talking sex for several years now. It's no problem to me, but for some of the children its impossible to talk to their folks. I don't think they should be left to just pick up heresay from the playground

All schools are required to teach tolerance, and I assume most do a reasonable attempt.

It's a difficult job though, for, so it seems to me, it is easier for the children to accept a position of superiority(intolerance), if that is prevelant in the family home.

Perthite
22-10--2005, 02:29 PM
i paid bugger all attention to sex ed in school, anything useful (like where the fucking clitoris is) was self educated on my part.

Dapablo
22-10--2005, 10:30 PM
i paid bugger all attention to sex ed in school, anything useful (like where the fucking clitoris is) was self educated on my part.

Read About Love - Richard Thompson. :)

Dapablo
22-10--2005, 10:30 PM
i paid bugger all attention to sex ed in school, anything useful (like where the fucking clitoris is) was self educated on my part.

Read About Love - Richard Thompson. :)

Perthite
24-10--2005, 06:25 PM
ah don't worry i got that pegged years ago!

Claerie
24-10--2005, 11:29 PM
i paid bugger all attention to sex ed in school, anything useful (like where the fucking clitoris is) was self educated on my part.

good point, the clit was left out of all the anatomy / sex ed classes i ever had... they never mention pleasure, especially not female pleasure...

Perthite
29-10--2005, 04:24 PM
yeah i mean i always found it a little funny that they tell you lots of ways to not get pregnant, but they never tell you ways to improve the chance of pregnancy when the time comes?

scothippy
04-12--2005, 03:46 PM
Sex ed at a catholic school was usually, sexual diseases which is fine but it was taught by a RE teacher, suprise suprise.
I think we should get one of those hippies, like in beavis and butthead and get him to sing songs like what was it. "lesbian seagull".
I think biology should teach a little more, reproductive system.
And i think you should have a sex consellor in school for questions, if you have the courage to ask.

Chazz
04-12--2005, 06:26 PM
It's one of those subjects that I feel very strongly about, that what we fail to honestly educate our children about, leads to complex problems within Society.

I guess our culture does generally regard sex as something private and thus it would be akward for many teachers to dela with honestly, but I wish there was a major effort to provide more information about sexuality and relationships from a very broad perspective.

It doesn't seem beyond hope that schools could improve sex education, after all it's an important subject both in terms of health and impact on our lives.

I also reckon like you, Scothippy, that schools should have a qualified counsellor for sex and relationships. I used to have little faith in counselling but having helped someone with their coursework for one of the accreditied UK counselling courses, my estimation of what can be achieved through professional counselling has spiralled upwards.

I'll readily admit that I learned a lot by helping my friend with her coursework, and my interest has stayed.

Dapablo
04-12--2005, 11:31 PM
Primary school children are taught about the act of sex at aroeun 10 years of age, unless no consent is given by the parents.

scothippy
05-12--2005, 03:27 PM
I wasnt taught, i accidently found porn on the computer when i was 10(thanks bro), wondered what it was then asked my sister, how and why, she was a nurse so she had this biology book of the reproductive organs. I cant remember how i first knew that was how it was done, i probably asked my mum but something tells me her explanation wasnt always satisfactory, it was fine at the time but then my sister educated me, she was embarassed herself. Strangely i wasn't completely shocked by the porn when i was young, in fact i had a good laugh with my sister, then i deleted it all just in case. If a 10 year old can find it, parents might.

Tortrix
12-02--2006, 12:39 AM
We had sex ed the last few years of primary school, but the Woman who took our class seemed to learn as much as we did and looked just as uncomfortable too.
As for senior school our inital sex ed guy was really down to earth and he said if anyone felt they needed to discus anything in private then it was cool...And then he retired and they drafted in the one minded RE teacher that came in and said being gay is wrong and that you should only have sex after marrage. A bit of a stupid move really. There's no wonder the class ignored her and spent most the time taking the starters out of the lights and throwing scissors round the room