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?
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!)
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.
@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!