SEX EDUCATION- still a taboo?

So here’s another theme one should be concerned about. Yes, whether you mention it as an orgasm or simply sex, this education is actually far broader than that. According to me, the lack of sex education results in Rape, sexual abuse, sexual assaults, and many such issues. Whenever we hear someone mumbling the word sex, we often become slightly uncomfortable and uneasy. A recent research from Columbia University’s Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) project implies that comprehensive sex education protects students from sexual assault even after high school. A survey by researchers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common initiative found that 65 percent of young-adult respondents wished they had talked about relationships at school. At some places when students study the chapter of Reproduction in biology, they are advised to operate different batches in coaching centers for boys and girls. This shows how uncomfortable and delusional students are about this issue.

What is sex education?

Sex education is high-quality teaching and learning about a broad variety of topics related to sex and sexuality. Various other aspects include safe sex, age of consent, reproductive health, emotional relations, etc. The increasing incidents of teenage pregnancy, in the mid 20th century, led to the introduction of sex education. Also, the eruption of an increasing number of cases in AIDS/ HIV led as a curtain-raiser towards sex education. Country like India has a massive population along with more no.of cases of sexual abuse, teen pregnancy.

According to SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, 93% of grown-ups researched support for sexuality education in high school, and 84% supported it in junior high school. In fact, 88% of the parents of junior high school students and 80% of parents of secondary school students conclude that sex education in school makes it simpler for them to talk to their adolescents about sex.

Being sex-positive.

This may take you to various meanings.

  • No more feeling ashamed and embarrassed talking about sex or sexuality. 
  • Behaving toward straight, bisexual, gay and lesbo the same.
  • No more tagging sex as a dirty thing.
  • Promoting sex education for safe intercourse.
  • Accepting one’s body.

The latest report by UNESCO on comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) points out the urgent need for imparting this education to young people to help them lead healthy and sexually satisfying lives.  Admitting how you were born, yes, of course, you are a result of intercourse.  How to be sex-positive:

  1. Undirty The Word ‘Sex’– Why treat it with shame? It’s a positive emotion so it has to be dealt with positivity. There’s nothing wrong about not being a virgin until it wasn’t forced.
  2. Treat ‘sex’ with respect– Making love is not a crime. Treating the thought of sex with respect can also change to help you being sex-positive.
  3. Reach out to your friends and discuss– This does not mean to ask random people about their intercourse. Maybe it would leave a negative impact. Talking and sharing ideas with dear ones will actually broaden the thinking about ‘sex’. 
  4. ‘No’ to dirty jokes– There’s always a difference between what sounds good and what’s dirty. Vulgarity should be eliminated and healthy sex jokes should be appreciated.

Mutuality and Maturity play a vital role in this education.

People usually talk about rapes and the root cause of such crimes. Of course, we can’t control this but we can educate the upcoming generations and broaden their circle of thinking. Proper sex education helps in dealing with such principles.

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