The following post has content of a sexual nature. Obviously.
When it comes to sex education in schools, no question is a stupid question and that’s how it should be.
But many young students still lack basic knowledge about sex and relationships.
In an earlier study in England, 32 per cent of young people said they found sex education unhelpful or inadequate.
And in the US, there is no national standard on who gets taught what and when. Only 24 states and the District of Columbia mandate are required to offer sex education, according to the Guttmacher Institute. And shockingly, only 13 states require that the information taught is medically accurate.
So it’s no surprise that people are talking about what they should have been taught in sex education at school.
A Reddit thread on the topic has emerged and here are some of the things people felt they missed out on.
That there's nothing wrong with needing lube. I mean sometimes us girls want to have sex but our vaginas aren't totally cooperating in the lubrication department so they need a little extra help. Nothing to be embarrassed about. Lube usage should totally be taught.
Also girls need to be taught that sometimes you don't have an orgasm from penetrative sex and that's totally normal. Porn films and fan fiction teaches us that the very second penis even grazes a vagina it's orgasm city population you. Not really the case.
Women shouldn't have to learn about things like PCOS, endometriosis,yeast infections or PID from commercials for pharmaceuticals.
Sex ed shouldn't just be about sex, but also the health of our reproductive organs.
Where I am sex ed was extremely vague and my roommate admitted that when she got her first yeast infection - she was in high school - she had no fucking clue what was going on and what was wrong with her.
..there should really have been a short lesson about safety regarding anal play... I've read a lot of comments in various threads in my time here that detail some embarrassing ER visits after somebody lost a toy in their ass.
That porn sex isn't necessarily real sex. And for girls especially to speak up about what they do and don't like. You deserve to have just as good of a sexual experience as him. You don't like swallowing? That's okay! That position with your legs in the air is actually hurting your neck and not fun for you? Speak up! Saying no to something doesn't make you a prude or no fun.