Sex education is a “holier than thou” agendum of liberalism, and it is regarded as a necessary subject in school. Just as government often oversteps its bounds, the school system frequently strays from its purpose. The responsibility of schools should be teaching traditional academia, along with useful, genuine and practical skills that prepare young people for life. It’s as though the role of educators is ill-defined and they take things too far.
Most sex ed today revolves around the theory that “kids are going to do it anyway, whether you like it or not.” This is all part of the liberal mentality, but it is a false, erroneous way of thinking. The majority parents are perfectly capable of bringing up their children with a solid concept of the right way to live their lives.
Sadly, liberal philosophies and teachings do not work. Teaching young children how to place condoms on cucumbers is especially ludicrous, and this has been known to occur as early as the elementary level.
Because liberals believe “kids are going to do it, anyway,” they feel it is their duty to inform them about “protection” related to pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted diseases. In their minds, this sort of teaching is vital and the indicative of a responsible school curriculum. With all due respect, they just don’t seem to get it.
Denise Witmer is a writer at parentingteens.about.com. She informs us, “Comprehensive Sexuality Education is a program that starts in kindergarten and continues through high school. It brings up age appropriate sexuality topics and covers the broad spectrum of sex education, including safe sex, STDs, contraceptives, masturbation, body image, and more. If this is the type of sex education your teen is receiving at school there may be times that you need to buffer some of the information, as it may have come sooner than your teenager needed it.”
There is no valid reason to begin sex education in kindergarten, if it is going to be taught in schools at all. So-called “safe sex” is another misguided notion that is based on the “doing it anyway” belief system. Clearly, it is sending the wrong message.
Ms. Witmer continues, “Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs emphasize abstinence from all sexual behaviors…”
I don’t agree with use of the word, “abstinence,” because it sounds too related to alcohol. If young people have an understanding and enlightenment of the right time and place for sex, they will tend to think less of it terms of “abstaining.”
Sex ed reminds me of various treatment programs devised by “experts” in psychology and certain other professional arts that tend to fail. While well-meaning, sex classes tend to encourage sex and promiscuity. This is largely because of the “safe sex” and “protection” concepts. The exception would be the so-called “abstinence” programs, that also rarely work.
One of the best examples of sex education was related by my college roommate, long ago. He described how he grew up on a farm, and learned about sex naturally. The other best solutions are love in the home and parents who are great examples, at least as a starting point.