Sex! Uttering this word itself is a taboo in the society. I am here to break the taboo. I will write about the incidents which came across while having debates on sex and sexual education
Two months back I had uploaded an image on my status regarding “Sex education”. The comments, reactions I received for the same image dumbstruck me. I would like to share those with you.
One of my neighbor, who is 33 years old unmarried guy replied “What is the need for sexual education?”. I told him it is very much required and people are not aware of it. And his reply to this triggered me. He told, “We will get to know about sex on the first night. So it is not required”
My classmate replied, “Why do we need sex education, we can learn how to have sex by watching porns”. Nonsense! Pornographic films are not real, they are scripted and sex education is not just about having sex
Another friend replied, “Are you going to teach sex education”. I told, “Well, I can create some awareness”. He replied, “Are you experienced? When did you lose your virginity”. I wanted to hit him for his offensive question, yet I didn’t lose my patience and gave him a befitting reply.
These are just three examples that I have put forth. I got so many nonsense comments like this.
One of my frnd who is a studying in 8th standard asked me “What is sex education?”
I answered “Sex education is the vast the term used to describe education about human sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction, sexual intercourse, and other aspects of human sexual behavior. Sex education helps people gain information, skills, and motivation to make healthy decisions about sex and sexuality
While I was discussing the need for sex education with my college Junior, She told “Sexual reproduction, this word appears in our highschool textbooks or higher primary. What happens is, science teacher skips that chapter and demands students just to refer notes. This is happening in many rural regions. This happened to me when I was in 8th standard”
In the year 2018, UNESCO published a fully updated International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education, which advocates for quality CSE to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to lead healthy, safe, and productive lives.
Here is the link of ITGSE
What is Comprehensive Sexuality Education?
Comprehensive sexuality education is a curriculum-based process of teaching and learning about the cognitive, emotional, physical, and social aspects of sexuality.
Why do young people need comprehensive sexuality education?
Too many young people receive confusing and conflicting information about relationships and sex, as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood. This has led to increasing demand from young people for reliable information, which prepares them for a safe, productive, and fulfilling life. Equally, a lack of high-quality, age- and developmentally-appropriate sexuality and relationship education may leave children and young people vulnerable to harmful sexual behaviors and sexual exploitation.
……………….. to be continued…………