Internationally, sex-ed has always been a rather prudish problem to talk about. Parents would turn their heads away, teachers are not comfortable to disclose such subject in front of a class of curious and innocent eyes, and children, are curious in essence, they find their own ways of understanding sex.
Sex is already not A subject to talk about, it’s THE subject to educate our younger generations, who have no previous experience on sex.
Also, how society values sex is crucially important towards how sex-ed performs in a country. Sex-ed does not necessarily have to be between teachers and students, it can also come from multiple sources to form a basic understanding of sex for underage people.
The 80s in the States was already open enough for sex in the country. I find it rather hard to discuss this topic in English since western cultures are rather comfortable and free to the subject. Countries like India, China and Iran do have prudish attitudes towards sex and they ban the hell out of it.
About sex-ed, it’s a must subject for every adolescent. In the education, we as the experienced generations should lecture these innocent souls about the meaning of sex and how to safely protect themselves.
Sex, in essence, is a tool of pleasure. This is the basic understanding of sex before the whole education.
Then, it comes to two big topics–Contraception and STDs.
However one and the other one should enjoy their sexual experience should be left free to the inexperienced to explore, and understand their own bodies. We elders have no say on these matters since there are already enough resources for these “kids” to know how to enjoy better.
To enjoy a great sex experience, one should beforehand understand contraception. It’s a matter of pregnancy or not.
In a society when people gain the physical ability to bear children, it does not necessarily mean they can bear the consequences and responsibilities.
Here’s when contraception comes in.
There are a number of contraceptive methods:
- The most common one would be Male Condoms. They are easy to use, and a great way to prevent STDs. However, one should perfectly and correctly use condoms to prevent actual pregnancy. Here’s the procedure.
Knowing that it is a 98% successful rate to prevent pregnancy using a male condom. Before using a condom, you need to read the instruction carefully. Also, check the expiration date, whether the condom is broken and the features of a condom. Some condoms have a semen reservoir, some don’t.
- Female Condoms. Easy to use female condoms, the main purpose of it is to isolate semen from vagina, it works the same way as the male condoms. Read the instruction carefully and check expiration date and the features of it.
The pregnancy prevent rate of it is 95%.
- Cervical Cap; Contraceptive Sponge; Diaphragm Birth Control. These contraceptive methods are more or less the same, they are put to the cervical entrance, and they themselves have chemical materials that kill semen.
The pregnancy prevent rate of it is 94%.
- IUD(Intrauterine Device). The most effective way of contraception, pregnancy prevent rate is at 99.99%. IUD is a physical device that is inserted into a woman’s womb, first it physically prevents eggs from entering the womb, second it utilizes its own chemical hormones or physical materials (copper) to effectively kill off semen.
By using an IUD, in it effective period (3-5 years), a woman would not experience period anymore, and one can enjoy sex as much as she wants.
However, some women feel nauseous because of the IUD inside the body, it is a normal reaction. But if one experiences severe bodily reactions, one should seek medical assistance immediately and rid the IUD.
- Contraceptive Pills. Contraceptive pills usually have two types–general contraceptive pills and emergency contraceptive pills. It includes a combination of an estrogen and a progestogen. When taken correctly, it alters the menstrual cycle to eliminate ovulation and prevent pregnancy. Short term contraceptive pills have no side effects, however one needs to take it daily in order to achieve contraception. Long term contraceptive pills needs one to take it twice or thrice a month, however it does have small side effects, it may cause endocrine disorders. Emergency