Friday, August 6, 2010

The birds and the bees

There are talks on incorporating sex ed in school. A lot of parents are protesting about this. For me, it's really no big deal. After all, much of the experimentation with sexuality comes about because of curiosity. More knowledge = less curiosity = less experimentation = less unwanted pregnancies and diseases.

It's a wonder that in today's world where it's considered to be more liberal and less constricting, we still hesitate when we have to talk about what is really a normal physical activity. It's difficult to talk about birth control, medications and supplements like maxoderm and even relationships without tackling the topic itself. And when the conversation veers toward sex, there would be embarrassment and whispers. I have to admit that I'm still not comfortable talking about this in a conversational tone, but I could talk about it when I'm being medical. Like how to use certain birth control techniques.

Sex ed? I say yes, but do tailor it to the age of the students.

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