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    mak_trouble891
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    Is high school sex education all it can be? From what I remember it was limited and extremely awkward. But does it have to be? I still remember the plastic banana and condom exercise.

    Recently I have been looking at other countries and their sex education systems, especially countries like the Netherlands. I wonder if there are things we could adopt from their system. Should we follow the Netherlands and lower the age we start talking about sex in schools?

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    #106847
    blithe
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    So much improvement could happen here!
    There’s a plain language, no nonsense Norwegian series which explains a bunch of puberty stuff by showing actual, naked bodies. You’ll see links to each of the 8 episodes. (I actually discovered this when someone shared it on Facebook. The one about puberty and body hair is great. I learned stuff!)

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    #106848
    blithe
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    PS @map_891 Would you be comfortable if I moved this convo to what will become the public part of the forum? I reckon it’s a great conversation starter!
    Sarah

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    #106849
    Lube_Man
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    My sex-ed was “He has the Key, She has the Keyhole”, you open the door and babies come out…. :/

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    #106850
    blithe
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    @Lube_Man Oh man, we need a “shrieking” option, LOL is not going to cut it. 

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    #106851
    Lube_Man
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    @blithe I am glad that I decided NOT to listen to them! On the upside…we did learn that “do your balls hang low” song haha

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    #106852
    blithe
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    I learned it as “Do your ears hang low”!  😮

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    #106853
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    My sex ed was pretty much the same as @Lube_Man. Pretty much me Tarzan, you Jane baby-making sort of stuff. With a little safe-sex in between.

    Lots of focus on men, as well – I don’t think we even ‘touched’ (zing~) on the fact that women masturbate.

    Oh and we learned it as ‘do your boobs hang low?’ Quality stuff!

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    #106854
    mak_trouble891
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    yeah @blithe go ahead, I totally agree with you, I think it would make a great public conversation.

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    #106855
    mak_trouble891
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    @blithe omg! I watched that Norwegian sex ed link you posted. Its fantastic. How great would it be if something like that could be shown in schools here. : :smiley:

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    #106856
    Big_Mama
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    We didn’t even have sex ed at school. Premarital sex is a very taboo topic in the Middle East, so everything I learned I got from magazines like cosmo and glamour. And even those articles would be censored sometimes. The reality though is that premarital sex is becoming more and more popular, but nobody wants to talk about it. Which is a shame, because it sucks having all these questions and feeling like you’ve got nobody to turn to for advice. 

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    #106857
    pollypower
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    Theres a great sex positivity campaign in the Northern Rivers currently. It’s aimed at young people aged 14-24. It is called PASH- jump online and check it out
    http://www.pash.org.au/

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    #106858
    Curiosity
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    @pollypower I have heard that the PASH conference is a great forum

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    #106859
    stephaniaaaahstephaniaaaah
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    @blithe that video you posted is great!! The sex ed I got in school was basically tacked on as part of the science class one day..   I think that Europe is leaps and bounds ahead of Australia judging by Norway!

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    #106860
    blithe
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    I love that it’s called Pash, @pollypower. That was a super popular word when I was at school. There was even a song called Pash. 🙂

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