The case for starting sex education in kindergarten
THIS. THIS is what we need, America. THIS.
Seven year olds can properly name the genitilia that they have, as well as the genitles others have.
Eleven year olds know that girls can like girls and boys can like boys and that its even okay to like neither, or both, or multiple.
Thirteen year olds know what a condom is and how to say no when someone wants to kiss but you don’t.
This is AMAZING. I want THIS! I would LOVE to have this education and openess in my life.
Telling a group of teenagers to wait until they’re married is:
a) not going to do /shit/, did you really think they were going to listen to you
b) none of your FUCKING business, I’m gonna have a post coming up about this so stay tuned.
This is what sexual education is about. This is what it needs to consist of. This is what I wish I had learned.
Take note, America, because you’re doing a really shitty job.
Not to mention that this method has been proven to reduce the amount of childhood sexual abuse that occurs. By teaching children what consent means, that no one has the right to touch you without permission, children are more likely to report sexual abuse and to recognize it.
You had me at “proven to reduce the amount of childhood sexual abuse that occurs.”
I grew up basically like this. Now my mom gets coworkers asking her how she managed to have such a good relationship with me and why I didn’t do risky shit in highschool and how they can have ‘the talk’ with their teens and she’s has to tell them she thinks they’re at least ten years too late.
Kids ask questions.
Answer them truthfully.
The questions will mature as the kid does.