The birds and the bees. Do we teach it to our kids in schools, and if so, to what degree?
There’s been a bit of a buzz (pardon the pun) in the media of late about sex education, and whether or not the current provision is adequate to prepare our girls and boys and somewhere-in-betweens for sexual maturity.
The latest discussions have centred around whether there is enough real life emotion being introduced into lessons. It’s all very well knowing that (usually) Manifold A gets inserted into Sprocket B, but does this basic biology really equip you for proper sexual encounters?
At first, I applauded the idea of introducing sex AND relationship education classes. After all, when I went to school, we weren’t taught any life skills. Nothing we learnt was given any relevance to real life. I was fortunate enough to have a mother who taught me life…
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