Opinions wanted... Sex Education?  

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
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6/2/2005 5:05 am

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Opinions wanted... Sex Education?

Sex education is a rather big issue today

There are many people who feel that sex education should no longer be taught in schools and that parents should be the ones to educate their children however they see fit.

I know that I most certainly would not want the school system educating my children when I have them. Sex education mainly focuses on sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. There is more to sex and relationships then just pregnancy and diseases.

If schools offered more cultural education and discussed the differences between sex in and out of relationships then I might consider allowing the schools to do the education. I just do not think the educators are really all that educated! Sex is different within many cultures and the United States needs to respect the wishes of “all” cultures. We live in a very mixed society… therefore we need to respect all involved.

If they can’t educate everyone, then they should not bother with it at all.

How do the rest of you feel in regards to this issue?


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
6/5/2005 12:34 pm

I have seen and read the education material wyvern... therefore i can comment on it. I have a older brother and sister who also went to those two high school sex education classes.


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
6/5/2005 12:51 am

I believe you will find if you ask your local school board that the High school classes you refer too are provided due to requests from parents that the school provide them.....that is why you have permission slips to attend.....even so you can't comment on the contents of which you have no actual knowledge of....

WyvernRose


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
6/4/2005 6:45 pm

I went to the first one in 5th grade. They addressed puberty issues like someone mentioned above.

I did not attend the one in highschool (10th grade) because it only covered how to use condoms and sexually transmitted diseases. It was not actually eduucation about the functioning of the human body.

They had another one in 12th grade that i did not attend either that was also about condom use and sexually transmitted diseases.


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
6/4/2005 1:58 am

"They do and don't.... they have a sex education class in grade school that covers what you are talking about. Then in high school they have another sex education class that is only sex and does not discuss anything about how the body works and does not work. Strictly sex and sexual diseases and how to put a condom on. "

how would you know what was covered in the class if you didn't attend mystic?

and how do you know it wasn't discussed and wasn't just your mates not listening during the 'boring' bits....?

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
6/4/2005 1:56 am

Maybe in your country Mystic.....

I went to a private christian school, and they still taught evolution....nd that is because it is scientifically proven......believe it or not christianity and science can in fact MIX heaven forbid!

there is a very good reason for not teaching Sexual arts that being that there is NO NEED to teach the various sexual arts to children!....even in private schools funding and resources are not so plentiful that EVERY SINGLE topic within this world can be put on offer to children.....and class time is limited......what else would you have them teach? Astrology?

WyvernRose


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
6/3/2005 4:06 pm

They do and don't.... they have a sex education class in grade school that covers what you are talking about. Then in high school they have another sex education class that is only sex and does not discuss anything about how the body works and does not work. Strictly sex and sexual diseases and how to put a condom on.


juju34single 46F

6/3/2005 12:02 pm

Please don't take this the wrong way, but in my experience, sex ed was meant to be a supplimental to biology. Focusing on the reproductive organs of the male and women, to show young students how their bodies work.

Which runs into how the girls get pregnant, and how the boys make it happen, which ALSO runs into the various STD's that plague todays society.

It isn't supposed to be an ethnic discussion of various sexual arts, that again is the role of the parent to instill in the child.

The only role that the school has in educating children is (to use a metaphor) to show them how the inner and outer plumbing works, why it works, and what can happen to break said plumbing.

I believe there are college courses that are getting closer to what you are talking about, Mystic, but public schools? Not even close.


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
6/3/2005 6:31 am

I know Wyvern... but they teach evolution and world history.... there is no excuse for not teaching proper sexual arts. This is why survey's show millions of children increasingly being homeschooled or going to private schools.

I will not allow my children when I eventually have them to go within a mile of a public school. It is a disgusting place! That is why I stopped going.


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
6/3/2005 6:26 am

Lust mirror... I learned from books... kama Sutra and such. I have never been in a sex education class. My parents refused to sign the permisson slip.

When I have a child I will have him or her start reading the kama sutra and other tantric forms starting at the age of 10. If I have a boy he will also be required to learn to weild a sword starting at the age of 3.


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/3/2005 1:25 am

I support sex education in the schools for the reasons you listed. Supplementing parental instruction, teaching about STD's is certainly valuable, and some education is generally better than no education.


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
6/2/2005 9:40 am

the reason the curriculum is as it is, is because parents were WANTING schools to cover the topic of contraception because majority of parents DON'T KNOW HOW to speak on such topics with their children...this even is verging outside a schools role....on it's own...

you cannot expect schools to take over the roles of parents, although many do ask them too, it is exceptionally inappropriate....

the reason the topic is so clinical and limited is so as it is covered in the broadest sense without Impingeing on ANYONE's 'culture' the curriculum is that way as it is written to accomodate ALL cultures by NOT being culture and relationship based....

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
6/2/2005 9:33 am

ROFLMAO well to begin with Mystic....Schools can't NOT teach about reproduction, it is an integral componant of basic Biology.....this is why it focus' on the transmission of disease and pregnancy!

Second How to conduct their relationships is something you are teaching your children from Birth.....not something the schools even go near.....it isn't something that can be taught in a book, it is how we interact and relate to people, and is taught within a persons upbringing and culture....

it is not a schools responsibility to raise your children, only to educate them....

WyvernRose


lustmirror 63M
2897 posts
6/2/2005 9:25 am

Just curious...does any of the research that you have been doing shed any light on this subject? In the cultures that you have studied, whether the age of chivalry, or the samurai...are there references there, in structures that hold sex to be sacred, are there mentions there about tranferring that wisdom to the next generation? It's been done for ages, whether well or poorly...but how was it done where you've been, and, in applying the goal of your research, how would you bestow that knowledge onto the young? Will you have a chapter on this in your book on becoming a knight in modern times?


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