May 22, 2003
Sex Study

Jody over at Naked Writing has this interesting take on the data behind the minor press frenzy that was unleashed when the New York Times et. al. reported on the amazing fact that 15 year olds have sex.

Being raised in the Bible Belt, sex education was an extremely prickly affair. In the south old traditions are submerged but not absent, merely rocks lying in wait for unsuspecting kayakers as they shoot the rapids.

But we did have some sex education, although probably not enough, certainly not enough for the doofus popular kids who were too busy giggling at the drawings to actually pay attention. There were so many racial and religious subtexts flying about it was amazing we were allowed to even say the word "sex" inside a classroom. More ironic was that there was actually a bigger fuss over teaching evolution than there was about teaching sex ed.

I don't have to worry about it, because my kid's not going to be allowed to date until she turns, oh, I don't know, 30. :)

Posted by scott at May 22, 2003 11:18 AM

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I can just picture it now. Some comes over to pick her up for a date. There stand Damion with his Gauntlet, me with some swords, you with a large tire iron. "Yes, can we help you?"

Posted by: Sesh on May 22, 2003 11:57 AM

Scott want's his 12 Gauge back (And he was thinking about borrowing the .50 as well)

Posted by: jeff on May 22, 2003 01:06 PM

Our sex ed was in 8th grade, taught by the male, black phys ed teachers. Man, talk about your subtexts.

And there was plent that was never, ever discussed. I remember asking where STD's came from if people only got them from each other.

He couldn't bring himself to say "from sex with animals", so he just glared at me.

Posted by: bigwig on May 22, 2003 11:59 PM
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