The talk

Trysexual Trysexual
Parents
03/01/2013
Clock Chime Clock Chime
Both are important.
But parents should be willing to be an open source for their children to seek information.
05/18/2013
spiced spiced
Both. Not every kid is lucky enough to be born to parents who know how to do it. And every kid needs to know.

It was kind of hilarious when my parents tried to give me "the talk". My mom was first, and a year or so later, my dad took a shot at it. With both of them, I had to pretend not to already know what they were trying (oh-so-clumsily) to tell me. And I had to bite my tongue not to jump in and correct them about the things they had wrong!
05/19/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
Let's try asking a similar question: which party should be responsible for teaching kids the skills they'll need to make a good living?

I'm betting most of you would say, "schools." Well, isn't good sex knowledge just as important to having a good life as earning a good living?
05/19/2013
Jaybird Jaybird
Parents, mostly, but I also believe schools should teach it. This would fill in any potential gaps parents might have left for reasons such as not being educated about it themselves, and honestly there's little harm in teaching safe sex practices at school
05/19/2013
SydneyScreams SydneyScreams
I think both parents and schools should have this conversation with kids. I never got it from either.
05/19/2013
vulvalicious vulvalicious
Quote:
Originally posted by Amazonia Dentata
I agree with the idea that schools should make sure students have access to facts. I think that school sex educators should assume that they will be the only reliable source for information that a kid may run into in high school, because it is often ... More
I agree with this.
05/19/2013
TJax TJax
It should be EVERYONE'S responsibility. Thailand almost completely stopped the spread of HIV because they took this approach.

Small groups taught teachers and parents, the teachers and parents taught their kids, but they didn't stop there... not even remotely close to there in fact. They started micro-transaction banks (really it was a comunal village fund) that you could only be a member of if you weren't pregnant. Advertisements for condoms became rampant. Even their coffe shops started selling condoms. There is a really cool TED talk about it.

They lowered their absurdly high population growth to a sustainable level and stopped the spread of disease within about a year if I remember the details correctly.
05/19/2013
Mr. John Mr. John
Quote:
Originally posted by Akira
Responsibility for teaching safe sex should fall more upon the school or the parents?
It falls squarely on the parents.
05/20/2013
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