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Things They Don’t Teach You In Sex Ed


Devon Henry

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a0d9c587fbf9f41d20e6173f67c6e00e I learned about sex by scraping together what I could learn from Degrassi and my Catholic school’s “Family Life” class. What I gathered is that it was something you did when you were in love, possibly married or a semi-popular Canadian teenager with absentee parents.

binaire opties bux American sex ed is lacking, is what I’m trying to say. As of 2014, 28 of our 50 states do not require sex ed for teenagers and 34 of our 50 states do not require that sex ed be scientifically accurate. That means some states can offer things like abstinence-only sex ed or heteronormative education that only covers heterosexual sex and does not cover AIDs education or LGBTQ issues.

Tastylia (Tadalafil) Purchase 20 MG And, being a heterosexual female, my scope may be a bit limited- I’ve compiled the things I wish I knew when I was learning (or, trying to learn) about sex.

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First of all, how much sex and how you are having it is no one’s business but yours and your partner’s. That being said, sex is a vague and nebulous thing that can’t be limited to a simple act of penetration- and depending on your orientation that act may never occur. Parsing and packing different sex acts into what counts as “real sex” is isolating, pointless and, honestly, dumb. At the end of the day, you decide the validity or importance of what you will or will not do, not that any of it has any bearing on your worth as a person. Defining yourself and others with labels like “virgin,” “slut,” or “prude” is incredibly limiting. You are so much more than that!

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Now labels can be good things, sometimes. Like “gluten-free” or “may contain nuts” or “no public restrooms.” Labels can also be harmful and uncomfortable- luckily, much like “non-GMO”, labeling yourself is entirely optional. Which is to say: do it if you want to and it makes things easier, don’t if it doesn’t. Also, know that like- say, hats, you’re allowed to wear more than one label in life. You may find yourself identifying as several different things in the course of your life and this is all normal. All the different ins and outs of sexual identity could fill an entire article on its own but suffice it to say that Human Sexuality is a beautiful and nuanced thing that takes many forms- all of which are perfect.

opcje binarne podręcznik Birth Control and contraceptives are necessary… And often free!

CondomsBuying birth control can be daunting and exhausting. For some of us, it requires invasive visits to doctors and a trial-and-error rapid cycle through every oral contraceptive on the market to find one that curbs your dysmenorrhea AND doesn’t give you blinding migraines (thanks, genetics!), for others it can be an awkward trip to Rite Aid where you stutter and stumble through a one-sided conversation with a bored employee that doesn’t really care what you’re buying, only that you’re taking forever to tell them.

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And this is a big and important BUT.

Birth control is also surprisingly easy to get and often free, if you know where to look.

Planned Parenthood, while much maligned in conservative media, does a lot for low-income individuals and families trying to care for their reproductive health. For those without healthcare, simple birth control (like condoms or oral contraceptives) are free in most states. Other forms of emergency contraceptives, like Plan B, can be purchased at a Planned Parenthood clinic for a fraction of their cost at, say, Rite Aid or CVS. The Planned Parenthood website also offers around-the-clock chat and phone service in a number of languages so you can ask any and all questions as well as schedule appointments and find clinics.

Young Adults have a right to learn and control their own reproductive health. Limiting those resources does little to help and leaves room for a lot of misinformation- especially when discoveries are being made in ALL areas of health almost constantly.

So, Celebrity High readers, what do you want to know? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter and we’ll do our best to address them in this ongoing column.

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