When it comes to sex education, parents of adolescent girls often know just as little about where to start as girls themselves. Even the mention of sex education or puberty can make everyone feel uncomfortable, nervous, or insecure. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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You've hit puberty and your hormones are probably raging. There's more to puberty than the curse, you know. Boys' hormones are raging even more than yours, with an added peer-pressure to score.
Pros and cons exist for either approach to sex education in the elementary grades. These terms are not synonymous, but for the purposes of this topic, I have attempted to maintain simplicity. You must be logged in to post a comment.
As I contemplated how to better teach girls about their bodies, I considered taking my experience and putting it into a pamphlet for them. But I know teenage girls well enough to guess that very few of them would sit down and read something about Sex Ed, maturation or pregnancy. So how to better educate them?
Skip navigation! Lynn Enright. When I was a child I thought the word 'clitoris' was slang. I was a teenager before I realised that it was a proper word, included in the Oxford English Dictionary and everything.
This guide outlines what children are able to understand at different stages. Beginning a conversation about sexuality early and continuing that conversation as the child grows is the best sex education strategy. Every child is different, but here is a rough guide to what children should be able to understand about sexuality and reproduction at different stages.
My parents never brought up the subject of sex with me. Like, ever. I think they hoped that if they never mentioned anything about it, I would just magically avoid learning about my body and penises until I turned But I did learn about sex early on — in fact, I already had a rudimentary idea of what sex was before I had to take sex ed in high school.