Fundraising Month is over! Check out a wrap-up and the promised hair cut video! But what are we actually teaching today's girls about sex? Fueled by outdated ideals of gender roles and the sense that female sexuality is somehow shameful, there seem to be certain pernicious myths about girls and sex that just won't die. That sex education in America has gaping holes in its curriculum hasn't helped much, either; in a recent Centers for Disease Control CDC report just 6 out of 10 girls said that their schools' sex ed program included information on how to say no to sex. This lack of personal agency was reflected in a forthcoming study by sociologist Heather Hlavka at Marquette University as well, which found that many young girls think of sex simply as something that is "done to them.
It's time to teach our teens about marriage before sex
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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. Education is best done in little doses, in everyday conversation, repeated over and over again. The home is the perfect setting for this. In the early days, I would react by apologizing to the girls for having to take it again, or would get defensive.
Schools Must Start Teaching Girls About Sexual Pleasure
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In a new poll by the Sex Education Forum, over 1, year olds were asked about their experiences of relationships and sex education RSE. Something that we see a lot among girls and young women in schools is the shame they associate with their bodies. During puberty lessons young people will learn about erections, ejaculation and wet dreams.