Comments on: Who’s Afraid of Sex Education? /2011/11/30/whos-afraid-of-sex-education/ A feminist pop culture adventure Sat, 03 Dec 2011 08:55:27 +0000 hourly 1 By: Reanna /2011/11/30/whos-afraid-of-sex-education/#comment-1983 Sat, 03 Dec 2011 08:55:27 +0000 I really enjoyed this article mainly because I grew up in a Lutheran school from K-8 and then went to a public high school. Needless to say it was a definitely shock with all the public displays of affection on campus and I was very scared my first day of school. My sophomore year, I took Honors Bio and they lectured the norm about how everything works. Blah, blah, blah. But I don’t want to hear about how everything works, I want to know how to be save about it. Its like they figure that if they keep us in the dark, we’re not gonna do anything. WRONG. The more you don’t say, the more we go find out from not so reliable sources(aka our peers). Education is key to getting anything across to students. Without talking, nothing gets solved.

By: Emily /2011/11/30/whos-afraid-of-sex-education/#comment-1982 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 21:05:06 +0000 Out of all the things children are taught at school, how to have sex is something we as a species generally figure out on our own. How to have sex safely, how to have sex so all participants have a good time, how to avoid geting pregnant (if that’s feasible with the combination of people involved) – these are much more difficult and potentially risky to learn be trial and error.

By: Sarah J /2011/11/30/whos-afraid-of-sex-education/#comment-1981 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 18:01:55 +0000 In reply to Ludi.

Thanks Ludi, this looks really interesting, will def have a read :-)

By: Sarah J /2011/11/30/whos-afraid-of-sex-education/#comment-1980 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:55:19 +0000 In reply to Miranda.

Yay thank you! Mmmmlinks…

By: Ludi /2011/11/30/whos-afraid-of-sex-education/#comment-1979 Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:33:26 +0000 Hiya! Awesome article, thought I’d add in one bit –

The Onscenity Network is a relatively new collaboration of academics and activists all fighting against this idea of ‘sexualisation’ –

They’ve just had this blogging project published in a special issue of the academic journal Psychology And Sexuality, focusing on the Bailey Review:


By: Miranda /2011/11/30/whos-afraid-of-sex-education/#comment-1978 Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:56:30 +0000 I’ll also add these NHS links, though how publicised they are varies from NHS Trust to NHS Trust – but they’re all on Google:

Sex: Worth Talking About

Chlamydia: RU Clear? – now redesigned with bonus hipster models in co-ordinated waistcoats and neon plastic specs

Sarah’s Story – HIV and pregnancy (how women can avoid mother-to-child HIV transmission, featuring a really cool, chatty young woman – “I just followed all the guidelines”)