Sex Education: Your views?

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Sex Education: Your views?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Comprehensive Sex Education 96 vote(s) 88.9%
Abstinence-only 2 vote(s) 1.9%
Shouldn't be in schools at all 6 vote(s) 5.6%
Other 4 vote(s) 3.7%
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  1. darthfrede Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 19, 2001
    star 4
    Definitely "Comprehensive Sex Education".
    As a gay guy I feel it's VERY important that kids (even fairly young ones) are informed about homosexuality.
    In that particular aspect, my school's sex education wasn't very comprehensive. And let me tell you, it isn't fun having "weird feelings" towards your mates when your 10... and not having a clue what's going on. And at 10, you're not going to seek out the school nurse yourself, and ask her whether your feelings are "normal". You need someone to seek you out.
    I was approx. 17 before I accepted who I am. And at 21, I haven't even told all my friends yet.
    More comprehensive sex education could help alot of depressed gay teens I'm sure.
  2. Raja_Io Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2005
    star 4
    [:D] frede and let us hope the freedom (and therefore knowlegde) wins
  3. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2002
    star 9
    Definitely Comprehensive Sex Education.
  4. darth_paul Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 24, 2000
    star 5
    I voted for comprehensive sex education, but I have one caveat. It has to be completely neutral in presentation. It can't approve of or condemn anything; in other words, it shouldn't take sides. Sex is neither good nor bad, pre-marital or otherwise. Contraception has these pros and these cons, but the class shouldn't be saying "use contraception." There are these various kinds of sex, they have these potential effects but none of them are things you should or shouldn't do. Values, religion, etc. are fair game to be acknowledged and discussed, but the class should not approve or disapprove of any of them. In short: The class I demand is sex education, and shouldn't have any sort of indoctrination or encouragement slant, ,whether away from sex or in favor of safe sex or whatever. It's about giving kids the relevant information and tools and encouraging them to make decisios with those tools.

    -Paul
  5. Eleventh_Guard Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 17, 2005
    star 5
    I voted other. The class should be strictly scientific/academic. No discussion of morality, no slanting the education towards a particular goal. Just the facts. And leave complex psychology out of it unless it's a high-school AP course or something.

    The school's purpose is to educate, and in this case the subjects are health and biology (which is, of course, related to health.) The rest is irrelevant in an academic setting.

    darth_paul, I am pretty much in agreement.
  6. PadawanKaterina Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 1, 2005
    star 2
    Comprehensive Sex Education. I think pre-marital sex is stupid, not to mention moral-less, but obviously stupid and moral-less things happen everyday, so teens should be prepared.
  7. dashleebo Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 18, 2003
    star 6
    Comprehensive Sex Education for sure.
  8. jedichef1 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 17, 2004
    star 5
    Comprehensive, got to try to cut down on teenage pregnancy and the spreading of STD's over here.
  9. sithrules70 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 28, 2005
    star 4
  10. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2003
    star 6
    Comprehensive Sex Education =D=
  11. EmperorSorridom Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 2, 2005
    star 5
  12. Juke Skywalker Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 27, 2004
    star 5
    If the teacher is hot, I'm all for it.

    Oh, comprehensive I guess.
  13. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2004
    star 8
    We've always been very open and honest with our kids so they've always known more than most of the kids in their sex-ed class. :p But a lot of parents can't or won't do that so the schools need to step in and make sure kids are getting adequate and accurate information. My daughter's friends still ask her the oddest questions, and you'd think they would know that some of what they're worried about isn't possible (and some of what they aren't worried about they should be!) but they don't.

    Complete and comprehensive is the way to go!
  14. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2001
    star 6
    My feelings have already been pretty well summed up, so I'll just say this: you can hope everything will go to plan and your kids won't have sex until marriage, but you'd be a damned fool and an irresponsible parent to shield them from things that can stop them ruining their lives. Teenagers need to know what will happen if they have sex, and more importantly they need to know what to do if it happens.

  15. ARC170pilot Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 23, 2005
    star 5
    Same here, until I became more 'willing to learn' that might be a good way to put it, but yeah, I didnt learn anything in school
  16. jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2002
    star 8
    Comprehensive. People are going to have sex regardless of how many times a teacher stands there and tells them it is bad. If anything, they should be taught how to do it safely and repsonsibly so there aren't a bunch of pregnant girls showing up (there are several at my school right now).
  17. Master_Starwalker Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 20, 2003
    star 6
    I've gotta say comprehensive, as it will leave them prepared for it and hopefully end up reducing teen pregnancy. I however also think it should be factual and show the positives and negatives of the various kinds but not saying that it is immoral to use contraception or to not use it. I however think they should present in real world terms not just the biological though that should be included as well.
  18. DurronFan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2005
    star 4
    Comprehensive. As much as I'm glad to see that most people agree with this, we're not getting any good debate here about ethics or so since those who disagree don't dare post an answer. This thread can't continue very long if everybody just keeps posting the same thing about why comprehensive sex education is the best choice.
  19. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 6, 2001
    star 8
    This isn't a thread for debate/discussion. There's a Senate thread meant for just this subject, so you can always visit that if you'd like :).

    This thread is just for people to post their poll choice and why they voted the way they did.
  20. Minela Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 28, 2005
    star 3
    Sex Ed saves lives!!
  21. Minela Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 28, 2005
    star 3

    Sweet, sweet 13-year old. Smart people don't get married very young anymore. You need to be a whole person first before you can share your life with somebody else. For most people it takes a long time to figure out who they are...late 20s, 30s and even 40s. It is not realistic that people should wait that long, we are human and we have needs. You will understand that there are urges that are not immoral or ugly just because there is no wedding band on your finger.
  22. solojones Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 27, 2000
    star 9
    At my friend's school, students were allowed to choose whether they wanted to go to the safe sex talk or the abstinence talk. This seems like a somewhat good idea.

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  23. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 26, 2000
    star 7
    I think it should be parents in the first place, to explain things about sex to their children, not schools.
  24. Jaide Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2004
    star 4
    Comprehensive Sex Education
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