Teens learning to have sex

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Can they be taught to see it more critically? Photo illustration by Sara Cwynar. By Maggie Jones. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone.

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Teenage Sex Education: How to Teach Your Teen About Sex

The issue of sexual assault prevention remains controversial, given the stigma attached to teaching young people about sex. Sullivan has served as a sexual health educator at UVA and in area schools for over 30 years. Unsurprisingly, given the persistent stigmas surrounding sex education, Sullivan finds the current curriculum offered in schools lacking. And, this is NOT intentional; it simply speaks to the lack of training and education for those charged with instruction. The aversion to talking about sex at all tends to mean that educators and parents, both of whom can find the topic uncomfortable, avoid talking about it in real-life terms. Sullivan notes that some kids become sexually active at a younger age than most adults want to acknowledge.

Teenagers having sex

From as early as elementary school, I learned about sex. But the education I received growing up was neither comprehensive nor useful when it came to real life situations. Sure, I had more than one health class from elementary school to high school, but the truth is a lot of questions that I and other teens have remain unanswered.
A whole new and enchanting world opens up to teens as sexuality and romance loom large during the adolescent years. Biological and social drives catapult teens into new sensations and experiences and they can spend a lot of time learning how to deal with the resulting emotions. However, for many parents, sexuality is one of the most uncomfortable subjects they face during child-rearing. Despite this hesitancy, parents need to rise to the occasion, because their teens desperately need information and guidance.