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Gender: Female...last I checked, anyway.
Who taught you about sex (teachers, parents, friends, etc.)? My mother told me everything when I was 10. I think she even gave me some pointers. Unfortunately, at 10 I still thought boys had cooties so I was horrified. I didn't really "understand" how everything worked exactly until I realized that boys didn't have cooties did it myself. Then it all made sense.
Do you think sex education in schools is successful? I grew up in the Bible Belt, so we didn't have a high amount of sex ed. Other than "God will hate you if you do it out of wedlock." I honestly don't remember how successful it was in my high school. All we learned about were STDs, the vague existence of condoms, and abstinence.
How do you feel about abstinence? Not the road I took, but not my business if someone else wants to do it. Although I think it's important to know whether or not you're sexually compatible with someone before you decide to marry them - intimacy's extremely important. The problem I see with abstinence is the people I know who have gotten married mainly because they wanted to have sex. That's just not a good enough reason in my book, and a lot of them are not happy now.
What do you think safe sex is? How do you feel about it? Last I heard, safe sex involves taking proper precautions to avoid unwanted pregnancy and/or transmission of STDs. Also, not doing it in a moving vehicle or while operating heavy machinery is probably a good idea too. As for how I feel about safe sex...I'm very conscientious. I don't take any chances there.
Are your peers are educated enough/correctly about sex? They seem to be. I have one friend in the abstinence boat who knew absolutely nothing about sex because her parents never told her about it. She's been kind of grappling with the whole idea of it, and when I finally let it slip that I had a little bit of knowledge, she was really felt relieved to finally be able to talk about it with someone and ask questions.
Would there be anything that you would change about sex education today? What would it be? I'm going to agree with Daniel on this onearents -TALK TO YOUR KIDS OPENLY ABOUT IT. While my mother scared the hell out of me when she started telling me about it, I still feel like the reason why I don't have an unhealthy attitude toward it is largely because of her.
How do you think that people can be better informed about sex, stds, and teen pregnancy? Don't teach abstinence only. This is not the Twilight Zone - people are going to have premarital sex whether you want them to or not. And try to not get preachy when you're trying to educate kids about STDs/teen pregnancy, etc. No teenager/college student/anyone is going to be receptive to that. I'm a fan of the "Don't do it until you're ready" approach.
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