Mandatory Sex Ed Details May Be Too Racy for Parents: Report

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  1. TLSS_N
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    Details about the new sex education curriculum in New York City public schools are out -- and some are concerned the lessons are too racy.
    The New York Post obtained workbooks that will be used for the new recommended curriculum, which begins in middle schools and high schools around the city next spring. Parents, they say, may be shocked by details of the work.
    Middle school students will be assigned "risk cards" that rate the safety of different activities, the paper says, from French kissing to oral sex.
    The workbooks for older students direct them to a website run by Columbia University, which explores topics such as sexual positions, porn stars, and bestiality. The lessons explain risky sexual behavior and suggest students go to stores to jot condom brands and prices.
    The Department of Education says the curriculum "stresses that abstinence is the best way to avoid pregnancy and STD/HIV" and reminded the Post that parents have the option to exclude their kids from lessons on "methods of prevention."

    When given details of the new programs, one Manhattan mom -- who has a child in middle-school -- was surprised.
    "I didn't know how much detail they would get," she said.
    In August, Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs commended the return of mandatory sex ed, saying the DOE wants to give students the correct information about sexual activity if they do choose to engage in it.
    "We want to help kids to delay the onset of sexual activity, and if they choose to engage in sexual activity, to do it in a healthy way," she said.
    The classes will be coeducational, and can be incorporated into existing health education courses.



    NO, I didn't call this, not in a million years.

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  2. HaniKazmi

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    It's probably no worse than what they already look at themselves :P
     
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    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    There is nothing wrong with mandatory sex ed. You'd think conservatives would be the proponents...
     
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    +1, better well prepared then making a mistake later and suffer the consequences...
     
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    Did you guys even read the post, or are you just replying to the topic?
     
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    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    I read a news clipping that makes mention of topics without being specific about the curriculum in an attempt to draw shock and awe. Was I supposed to read something else?
     
  7. ShadowSoldier

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    Just show them some south park.

    "What's to understand? You get a boner, slap her titties around some and then stick it inside her and pee. Unless you don't want to get her pregnant, then you pull it out and pee on her leg."
     
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    no, you are right... I mean, come on what middle schooler doesn't love to openly discuss bestiality? Am I right?
     
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    They're bound to understand and find out about most of the stuff in Sex Ed. anyway. Preventing them from learning it only makes them know less when they're out of School.
     
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    I don't really see any problem.
     
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    I went to private schools from K-12 and know for a fact that I had far more in the way of sex ed classes than any of my public school friends. I'm also the only one to finish school, get a decent job, and get married before having my son. It's possible there's a correlation there somewhere.
     
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    Also moving this to GOTC.

    I've never had anything like this discussed in my sex ed classes, so I do feel it's either highly exaggerated or this curriculum is a bit too "in depth".
     
  13. cris92x

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    So I read both sources, what exactly is wrong with this? If you aren't taught any of this in school you learn it somewhere else anyway, its not like not talking about it make it go away. Its a good thing they talk about oral sex and crap, most kids think that you can't get stds through it, there are so many misconceptions about sex and if you aren't taught any of it you're on your own. I mean cmon I remember in middle school, a lot of guys thought that if you pull out the girl won't get pregnant, sex ed in general is a good thing to prevent teen pregnancies and stds from spreading so much.
     
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    I don't see anything wrong with sex ed. There are limits, though. I don't think they should be teaching middle-schoolers about oral sex, beastiality and porn stars. All they should be doing is informing them about methods of protection.
     
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    I had sex ed when I was in middle school... They made us put condoms in bananas and when girls asked why they should also be doing it, the teacher said that most of the times the guy will be too lazy to do it, so the girl will do it instead. xP
    Well, it was a pretty fun subject to have, maybe that's where I started going down the wrong way. x.x


    In my middle school days (around 6 years ago), the teachers (they were women), thaught the girls the proper way to do oral sex, also said that they shouldn't do oral sex without a condom, cuz it could also infect STD's if there was a small cut and blablabla... Beastiality (I guess thats zoophilia?) was never mentioned, thats just sick... But porn stars, they were mentioned often, although it was usually the students that brought that subject into matter, but the teachers replied none-the-less...
     
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    Has to be mandatory, patents tend to think their kids don't need it because of course their little darlings would never do anything like that. Any exploration of sexuality is going to touch on things in discussions in older students studies which will be rather explicit and held up by shrill, hysterical types to try and imply the whole thing is Dog Fucking 101 and get to yank their children out before they learn important stuff.

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    That's good because the article says that older students will be directed to the Columbia University website that contains those items.
    I was in 7th grade when they started sex ed classes at my school and the curriculum was quite a bit heavier than "french-kissing and oral sex".
     
  18. Ace

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    I'm not entirely against this, mostly because I was given such outdated views on sex ed. when I went to middle elementary school (4-9 grade). Reflecting back, I'm quite disappointed and a bit ashamed to say that a big part of my sexual educator was the Internet, of all places. It's after I went to the net that I asked my teachers to see if anything I was reading online was real. If I hadn't done that, I would've probably never known basic pregnancy prevention, and that's saying something. Hell, I didn't even know you could get STD's from oral sex until I was in freaking 9th grade.

    There's a lack of firm teaching, at least in Sweden: what's not to say it's the same or even worse in the US?

    Alright, so there may be some things that may be.... too much, I suppose. Mentions of beastiality and pornography are there. I can understand pornography, but not quite beastiality: no teen should be identifying themselves with a sexual attraction to animals, IMO. I would understand if there was a HUGE beastiality movement throughout the planet.... but this is sort of..... excessive.
     
  19. kupo3000

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    Nah, seriously the more sex ed the better for them to be more self-aware towards their surroundings and avoid mistakes.
     
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