Using phallic props/dildos in sex ed- yes or no?

LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Some of these posts got me thinking back to my days of sex ed in middle school. The instructors were not allowed to use any tool to help show how to put a condom on properly. I'm all for a prop, (dildo) to show students the right way to put on a condom. Yay or nay? Too vulgar for that age group, or are you for it too?
12/03/2010
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firekitten firekitten
Middle school no, high school yes. But for both, it's a good idea in theory. In practice it would probably result in fits of giggles and embarrassment. I know at that age I would have been mortified to touch anything resembling a penis, especially in that setting.
12/04/2010
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
In the setting that is a high school, I could see that being problematic. However I like the idea in theory.
12/04/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I think I recall a banana in high school. Or possibly a film of a banana. Since I was far too terrified of the many dreadful consequences of sex in high school to even consider it a possibility, I wasn't really paying attention.
12/04/2010
ScottA ScottA
If they did I'd go non-realistic, I wonder if a couple of fingers would work?
12/04/2010
CafeSabroso CafeSabroso
I really wish sex ed programs would actually educate instead of beating around the bush. When I lived in Florida, my county had a reported 25% of 8th graders who had been sexually intimate. Showing them how to have safer sex is far more important than "protecting" them from seeing a representation of a penis. Ugh, even when I had my freshmen orientation in undergrad the speaker used a banana. The truth is that many people don't use condoms correctly (or at all, sometimes) and onus is on a proper sex ed program to change this. Unfortunately, a combination of irresponsible parents and school administrators (and some presidential directives) have denied many individuals the knowledge the deserve to keep themselves safe.

Argh, it just makes me angry. You can't stop teenagers from being sexual; you can, however, provide them the resources they need and the answers to the questions they're afraid to ask in hopes that at least one of the two individuals involved intimately demands that such intimacy is carried out in the safest manner possible.
12/04/2010
Lady Neshamah Lady Neshamah
for high school yet. but with middle school, that's asking for a lot of trouble.
12/10/2010
Eliza Eliza
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Originally posted by CafeSabroso
I really wish sex ed programs would actually educate instead of beating around the bush. When I lived in Florida, my county had a reported 25% of 8th graders who had been sexually intimate. Showing them how to have safer sex is far more important ... More
I completely agree with this. The fact that there are middle schoolers and high schoolers having sexual experiences means that many of them are interacting with a real penis. Using a prop should not cause that much of a stir. I think a lot of the problem is that the teachers/adults are too embarrassed to realize how necessary this is.
12/19/2010
ScottA ScottA
Its politics.
The number of people clamoring for them to use realistic props: very small.

The number of people who will attack you and go for character assassination if you suggest such a thing: bigger and louder.
12/19/2010
Illusional Illusional
My school was pretty explicit and detailed about sex.

The Miracle of Life video.... oh god
And that STD's video... was upsetting to my stomach lol
12/19/2010
Taylor Taylor
haha I remember back in Jr high when we had sex ed and the teacher wasn't allowed to use props. I don't remember if she was trying to teach how to put a condom on, or if it was showing how stretchy condoms are but I just remember she put the condom over her whole hand and half of her forearm. I was so shocked and I think I got it in my head that that's how big a penis was I was very afraid of sex for a long time.
12/19/2010
Gallowraven Gallowraven
I would say, use a banana, or cucumber. it is a food, and does not resemble a penis, but at the same time has the right shape to properly display how to put a condom on. if someone does not fully understand how to use a condom, they wont even give it a second thought.
01/27/2011
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by Gallowraven
I would say, use a banana, or cucumber. it is a food, and does not resemble a penis, but at the same time has the right shape to properly display how to put a condom on. if someone does not fully understand how to use a condom, they wont even give ... More
I think I remember seeing a review of a banana dildo or vibrator not long ago...
01/27/2011
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
If they are old enough to be discussing sex in school they are old enough to look at something resembling a penis. I remember from my health class, when they had us practicing using condoms we used a zucchini. It was pretty ridiculous and nobody took it seriously. Now do they need to practice on a 10 inch Jeff Stryker dildo? Probably not. But some form of realistic phallic shaped object should not be objectionable.
01/27/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
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Originally posted by Taylor
haha I remember back in Jr high when we had sex ed and the teacher wasn't allowed to use props. I don't remember if she was trying to teach how to put a condom on, or if it was showing how stretchy condoms are but I just remember she put the ... More
Our prof did soemthing like that too, lol.

We had a represemntation of female genetalia which she used to insert a female condomn and I think she tried using a regular condomn on a banana but I think my mind is playing tricks on me for that one.
01/27/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Quote:
Originally posted by Taylor
haha I remember back in Jr high when we had sex ed and the teacher wasn't allowed to use props. I don't remember if she was trying to teach how to put a condom on, or if it was showing how stretchy condoms are but I just remember she put the ... More
I remember one of my friend saying the same thing about a teacher putting a condom other her forearm but it wasn't to demonstrate how to put it on. It was to demonstrate how stretch to condoms are because apparently someone had try to say they were "too big" for a condom, to their girlfriend. Needless to say the demonstration debunked that excuse nicely.
01/28/2011
Samantha Samantha
I think that all high school sex ed classes should use them, but i know at my middle school (where we HAD to take TSAPP - Teen Sex and Pregnancy Prevention in the 8th grade)we had kids that were pregnant, so i also think that demographics should play a part. The education program should be catered to the overall teen pregnancy rate for that area, and the parents should be informed of what their child is learning. Using my school as an example, if the parent had an extreme concern about their child learning about STD's and pregnancy and reproductive systems, or their religious ideals prohibited them from learning about contraceptives, the kids were allowed to take an 'abstinence only' version.
In an area where kids are having kids, showing them how to put a condom on using a dildo as a prop really shouldn't be considered that big of a deal.
02/16/2011
zeebot zeebot
I think it's a good idea, definitely for high schools at least. Even in high school, they never even showed us a condom, just described how to put it on properly - what good is that?
02/16/2011
toxie m toxie m
I remember there being a wooden dildo that we all passed around and one by one put a condom on (and then took it off so the next girl could have a go, it's not like we just piled them on there as a extra-safe multiwrap, haha). It was awkward but not painfully so. The worst part was really that there was only one, which meant we slowly watched it make its way around the room. If there had been a handful of them circulating the pressure would have been less intense, I think. My school really should have allotted slightly more of the budget to wooden model penises, clearly.
02/17/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
Yes. I'd bring in a dildo or some other replica to act as a teaching aid. Most kids old enough to be in a sex ed class have seen the genitals of the opposite sex- either in person, on tv, or via the internet. Using bananas and cucumbers we are only fooling ourselves in order to preserve an archaic notion of innocence.

I think maybe if more adults in today's society were able to have a frank conversation regarding sex with their students/etc. The kids would be more likely to "open up" and we'd all be better off.
04/06/2011
MaryExy MaryExy
I think it would be good to use phallic props. Something about the firmness of a real penis would be best, but it doesn't need veins or anything. That might freak out the more prudish kids a little too much. Something with a glans (head), maybe some balls would be good.

Possible contenders:
Dummy cock 1
Dummy cock 2
Dummy cock 3
04/06/2011
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