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My parents never brought up the subject of sex with me. Like, ever. I think they hoped that if they never mentioned anything about it, I would just magically avoid learning about my body and penises until I turned
Pros and cons exist for either approach to sex education in the elementary grades. These terms are not synonymous, but for the purposes of this topic, I have attempted to maintain simplicity. You must be logged in to post a comment.
This guide outlines what children are able to understand at different stages. Beginning a conversation about sexuality early and continuing that conversation as the child grows is the best sex education strategy. Every child is different, but here is a rough guide to what children should be able to understand about sexuality and reproduction at different stages. Toddlers should be able to name all the body parts including the genitals.
You've hit puberty and your hormones are probably raging. There's more to puberty than the curse, you know. Boys' hormones are raging even more than yours, with an added peer-pressure to score.
If your sex education class in high school was anything like mine, it left you more confused than confident. The most important aspect of female sexuality emphasized in sex ed class is reproduction. And while reproduction is important, teachers often only focus on the parts of female genitalia associated with reproduction, and leave out those involved with pleasure, such as the clitoris.
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When it comes to sex education, parents of adolescent girls often know just as little about where to start as girls themselves. Even the mention of sex education or puberty can make everyone feel uncomfortable, nervous, or insecure. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
As I contemplated how to better teach girls about their bodies, I considered taking my experience and putting it into a pamphlet for them. But I know teenage girls well enough to guess that very few of them would sit down and read something about Sex Ed, maturation or pregnancy. So how to better educate them? Start with their parents.