is what my Prof. said. He added
"Even a blind man could have children. Who taught him SEX?"
which I laughed at very hard - but also makes me start to think, what is SEX education about?
and he added,
"We don't need to teach sex. What we need to do is enforce the knowledge on the implications of sex through religion/moral studies"
Well, being a Muslim, I see where he's coming from and I can totally relate (and sort of agree) to his thinking. But still, doesn't sex education encompass all? and what is the syllibus for sex edu?? How long will it take? every year? The last two years of school? in any one of the school year? What will we learn (or our children would)? Do they need to know that in such a young age? Would I rather some stranger (teachers) taught them about sex, rather than teaching them myself? (not by showing them it literally mind you!!!)
Seriously, I just don't see what's the fuss about. Had we not after all been learning it already in school? Maybe there is no spcific subject on it but, I vaguely remember having that particular subject in my science class - the anatomy and the cycle part. or did I mis-remembered it? And there's also on the topic while I was learning Pendidikan Islam.
I wonder if we need a specific, special subject on it.
I had never found the need to learn about it back in school. I think I'll be quite embarrassed to death if I do. I know, formal education will help the kids to feel less awkward about this, but as a person who is strongly against pre-marital sex (to myself mostly) I believe that it is good that they feel awkward about it. IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE SO! So that it might make humans think twice before doing things that could destroy another human's life.
Now don't go blabbing about safe sex to me! I know very well that the safe sex that everyone is talking about is ain't that safe at all. I might not be on the role for free sex, but that doesn't mean I don't socialize with those who do. Anytime, anywhere there could be defects, there could be mistakes made. So for those who are about to preach safe sex, buzz off!!
I think that the kids doesn't need to know the technical, how to's and what to's of SEX. What they do need to know is what could and would happen if they do. They need to know of what will come to them when they do. They need to understand how their actions might infect other people's life.
How? I don't know. Hey, I'm not the expert here... But I do have two suggestion.
First of course, you show them pictures and tell them stories of people with sex transmitted desease.
If they don't get grossed out by it, then they might need a little more checking out, mainly on the areas of their brains. There must be something wrong with them!
Second, you could simply show them the bills/receipt you accumulated from the day their mother was diognosed pregnant by the physician, to the very day that they decided they are old enough to have sex.
Nothing talks louder than $$$$ lols.
Of course, it is still up to individual preference. I don't think I want my children to learn sex education at school. I know for sure that with the technology of internet, they could have instant access to it. What they need is to realize the consequences, which sadly many of us (adults/ young adults/ teenagers) do not know or, decided to ignore. And thus the statistic of throwing away babies and the people diagnosed with STDs kept on increasing.
It is getting more and more difficult to be sure of anything. Oh well, just another thought from a brat with opinions,
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