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posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 07:40 AM
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lifestyle.aol.co.uk...

According to this article "Many pupils form impressions of sexual activity from pornography on the internet."

I know I did. Did you?

Your thoughts on using explicit audio visual as an aid to sex education.

[edit on 27-1-2007 by surrender_dorothy]




posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 07:57 AM
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Originally posted by surrender_dorothy
Your thoughts on using explicit audio visual as an aid to sex education.


I think it is utterly ridiculous. Why would their be any need to insert explicits into the education process? I agree that the Sexual Education experience needs to be "Spiced Up" but there is no need for explicits. It would only insert controversy into the matter and have it removed from the schools. At what age would it be appropriate? To rent an R rated movie, you need to be 18. Children graduate from high school at 18.

The Girl Next Door



If you've not checked this movie out, I recommend it. By the end of it you can see the subject comes up. They deal with it quite effectively and I think it has something.



posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 07:59 AM
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Well when I was young the internet wasnt arround. So I had to find my porn the old fassioned way.

Now that I am older, and have access to the internet I think that young men are going to find the stuff on the internet anyway. I don't however think it belongs in the classroom.



posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by whatukno
I had to find my porn the old fassioned way.


Thank you for saying that whatukno.

And there you have it ... 'sex education' in this country (America) has turned into porn. Seriously. Last year the school had sex-ed for my 10 year old daughter, in a mixed gender classroom, discussing teenage boy wet dreams, etc. etc. Pictures and all. No 10 year old girl needs to hear about that or see cartoon style pictures of a boy's body parts.

I removed her from the class.

People wonder why sexual activity gets younger and younger each year .. ONE answer is that modesty is being destroyed. Forcing children to view and discuss things way too early .. and not giving parents an opt-out. Heck .. it should be an opt-in!!


I don't however think it belongs in the classroom.


I fully agree. What the heck takes 12 years to explain anyways. This stuff belongs in biology class and it doesn't need to be taught for 12 years.



posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 10:47 AM
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Educators are saying knowledge is power. But the innocence of a child needs to be respected and providing this knowledge at such a young age is openly opening the door for it to be manipulated. For the majority of young children, it is a very taboo subject. Any contact with the opposite sex would have you diagnosed with a serious case of "Cooties".

Now I am all for trying to remove the stigma from the subject, but we should not be attempting it at such a young age. Knowledge is power, but we can not influence these young minds before they can grasp the concept. When children are about fourteen years of age, I think it is appropriate for them to begin to touch on the subject.

It is not a taboo subject, but the innocence of children is seriously being tampered with.

FF, I agree with your decision on removing your child from the classroom. If more parents would do the same, maybe the system would take a hint.



posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 04:23 PM
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This idea protects the innocence of the child (which is relative) and removes any hindrances and unknowns to the sexual act of mating

As a course
Explain Sex education in its entirety using scientific terms will help the kids in the technical courses, which they will soon take in high school.

[insert sexually explicit video with animals prefferably classical b/w National geographic footage]

Classic national geographic, from the early days, commentary going here as an introduction.

[insert sexually explicit video with humans]

Break it down into small time intervals and explain it in explicit detail how each person is feeling, and get a class discussion going. Subjects include human anatonomy, biology, chemistry and psychology.

Better yet present it as a subject and have them study the material .

Believe it or not studying actually turned me off a lot of things, especially when it was a last minute thing and the grade wasn't to my expectations.



posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 04:40 PM
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I love this poster.



Nobody can say for sure what is the determining factor in our sexual preference. It is, in my opinion, an innate behaviour that we were born with. I did not choose to prefer women, just as other men did not choose to prefer men. When a child is ten years old, I hardly see how they could possibly make a decision on their sexuality. So of course, we presume they are in fact a heterosexual.

What of a child who is of the homosexual nature?

We begin to teach them sexual intercourse is a behaviour between a man and woman who share a deep love for one another. What of the young boy in the back of the room who has no interest in women. Something inside him is telling him that it is other boys that catch his eye. What of that child?

Sexual Education at this young age is only throwing a monkey wrench into an already complicated situation. The innocence of a child is one thing I am prepared to fight for.

Has anyone been through a Sex Ed. class that did not presume Heterosexual tendencies?

[edit on 27-1-2007 by chissler]



posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 12:25 AM
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Personally I think that teaching kids about it in the end of 5th grade
is a good thing, however they should take into account LGBT as well,
and instead of saying sex is between man and woman, and you will
start feeling things towards the opposite sex, they just say sex is
natural, and you will start feeling attracted to individuals.



posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 06:35 PM
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I don't see a problem with it... Just make sure it is the ugliest two people on the planet with the smallest set of genitals, recorded very unprofessionally on a camcorder at home, with no make up, dubbed in audio screams, or phony dialog, and lasts all of 3 minutes, That oughtta bout peg it.



posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 09:22 PM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
Personally I think that teaching kids about it in the end of 5th grade
is a good thing, however they should take into account LGBT as well,
and instead of saying sex is between man and woman, and you will
start feeling things towards the opposite sex, they just say sex is
natural, and you will start feeling attracted to individuals.


I can certanly apreciate your point. I do believe that the way it is handled is setting the standard for continuing to disrespect the rights for LGBT people. I don't however think that it will get that way soon because not everyone is so accepting of ideas that are out of the relm of their norm.

I still don't think that pornography belongs in the classroom it's almoast going so far as to bring in a live demonstration
(sorry just remembered a monty pithon movie for some reason)



posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 09:49 PM
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Originally posted by whatukno
I still don't think that pornography belongs in the classroom it's almoast going so far as to bring in a live demonstration
(sorry just remembered a monty pithon movie for some reason)


Hey that's a good idea, we should do live demonstrations.

Educational, and I'm sure it would make alot of kids not want to
do to for awhile, than, it could make some of them do it sooner
to I suppose.



posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 11:19 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan


And there you have it ... 'sex education' in this country (America) has turned into porn. Seriously. Last year the school had sex-ed for my 10 year old daughter, in a mixed gender classroom, discussing teenage boy wet dreams, etc. etc. Pictures and all. No 10 year old girl needs to hear about that or see cartoon style pictures of a boy's body parts.

I removed her from the class.



I disagree. Though I think that prematurity is a huge danger when it comes to children and sex, I don't believe learning about functions like wet dreams and menstruation should be censored. I remember learning about both in the fourth grade complete with diagrams. What's so shameful about a girl seeing a diagram of human body parts? Male or female, it's all perfectly natural, and I don't think it was harmful at all.

I do, however, think that pornography can be extremely harmful. Whether you keep sex education out of schools or not, kids are going to learn about it. Most likely, they're going to learn from the WRONG sources. Would you rather have human urges gently explained to your child, or have their natural curiosity lead them to watching a girl having three penises inside of her in some hardcore porn flick, complete with full barbie makeover and fake breasts? Curiosity about sex is normal and natural and healthy, it's when our society makes it so shameful that it gets dangerous. If kids are too ashamed to talk about it, if they think it's this horrible nasty thing, they'll hide it if something inappropriate does happen to them. I think that's one of the most dangerous risks of all.

As for showing masturbation or sex videos in the classroom, I don't think that would be wise. The images are probably going to stick with the child as much as any porn would, and though they would be much healthier than mainstream porn, who knows what hangups it could bring. What if a boy is concerned that his penis isn't as big as the one in the video? etc etc. Give them the information, answer questions. It's natural to be curious a kid and interpret the knowledge you gain, but having it all acted out seems a bit unnecessary and jarring.



posted on Feb, 5 2007 @ 05:36 AM
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I don't think so guys.

When I was at school (more years ago than I care to remember) we had a couple of sex-ed classes, during which we were shown a biology program. It featured naturists and was full-frontal boy, girl, man, woman nudity. It was the first time I'd seen a woman naked! Of course any 'internal' stuff was animation. This was in N.Ireland in the 70s by the way!

Recently my sister told me that she had to sign a form to let my niece take-part in a sex-ed class, the school letting the parents see the material to be used. That was mostly drawings of naked people, no video or photos.

So sex-ed, at least in this country, is getting less explicit.

[edit on 5/2/07 by jimboman]



posted on Feb, 16 2007 @ 02:44 PM
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I have to agree entirely with Flyers Fan. There is no need for a ten year old to know about sex unless they ask.

Alot of the sex education, especially in US, is built upon the Kinsey Reports and the assertion that children are sexual from birth. Quite simply not true. Sexuality is natural part of development and should be dealt with naturally. Sitting in a classroom is not the place to learn about it. Sex is not a throwaway thing it is part of our expression as adults and not merely a biological function to be learnt by rote.

Ten year olds should not be sexualised, and showing them drawings and explaining what happens to teenagers does this. Each child develops at their own pace and by approaching sex education too early you are rushing them, confusing them and making them feel as though they should be doing it now. At 10 a child is very impressionable and we should uphold our responsibilities as parents. It is not about being ashamed, as someone pointed out, it is about the right time and the wrongtime.

Why have an age of consent to protect children and then giving them the information way, way too soon.

So well done to Flyers Fan for withdrawing his daughter, I would do the same. It is my job to guide my child into adulthood and the schools should stick to simple health and hygeine, leaving sex education for much later.



posted on Feb, 16 2007 @ 08:48 PM
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I can't understand what you are saying, I can't remember what you said after seeing Jack Bauers daughter on you post.

They need to do something. How many 12 year olds are mom's?

How many 12 years have STD's?

If it works fine by me. Every kid who has ever hit the net at least once ran into a pornato, or found a free viewing web site. It's only natural. It's alot better that National Geographic, and the Swimsuit like I had to.




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