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    I remember having to watch a video about sex and we also watched a graphic video about child birth.
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    In the Back seat of my PE teachers car...
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    I wasn't tbh. We watched some weird video in year 6 and once or twice we had a discussion in form time but that was only because my tutor was awesome, I can't remember ever having an 'official' sex ed lesson in secondary.
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    Built my own hospital and started playing doctor
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    Google taught me everything. I put it all into practice later. Simple.
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    We were made to watch a very outdated programme on puberty, that it was natural for your body to age and breasts/gentials start heading south and what not. I don't remember much else.

    I agree OP, I would have liked to have known stuff, I was confused about female arousal or the female body during sex. I was taught the basic stuff of how babies were conceived (I learnt more in A-level Biology than I ever did in Sex ed) but not much about actual sex.

    Although there was a pretty funny lesson where they made us put condoms on fake plastic penises. I put the condom on the wrong way and at 14 the majority of us were still at the "Oh my god we're touching condoms this is the funniest thing to happen in life." stage and didn't really take it as seriously or value the practicality of it as I might have done if they taught it slightly later in my teenage years.
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    In the final year of primary school we got some pointless rubbish sex ed classes, all scientific. To males it has no interest whatsoever.

    In secondary school we had a good male biology teacher who was a gritty working class Scotsman, he went through the stuff you had to know from the curriculum, then he just said "that's what you need to know for the exam, so revise it, but that isn't going to prepare you in any way for the issues of having sex". He knew we were aged 14/15 and at the time when it was starting to come onto the agenda so he then just sat on his desk and had an off the cuff question and answer session in a double biology class, he talked about morning after pill, contraception, the practical problems with it, issues about body image, having sex and then regretting it, peer pressure and being a virgin etc. It was the most useful sex ed stuff we'd had by far.

    One thing I remember about that which was very good advice was he said to us look being a teenager and having your first sexual experiences is something which everybody worries about and is a big issue for all young people, so he told us be supportive of your mates, eg those who've had sex, should be there to talk to to share experiences for those who haven't, but they shouldn't be going putting peer pressure on the virgins. Because most of the time when bad stuff happens to do with sex (for young people) its when one of the partners is feeling peer pressured to do something more than they're ready for.
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    I was taught about sex in the PE supply cupboard with the lights switched off. Usually just after physics lessons where we learned about how god's love holds us to the Earth.
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    By a nurse who couldn't finish her sentence without someone giggling
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
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    I went to an all girls school and in year 8 we got taught about sex ed. Everything we were told was about the man; how blood rushed into his penis to make it hard and how once he's pleasured enough he will orgasm and that's that. We were never taught that it was enjoyable for men AND women, nor that women orgasmed. I had no idea that masturbation could be enjoyable for the woman until I was in year 10 or 11 or that women could even orgasm. The only thing we were taught about women was the menstrual cycle which I still don't understand completely because it was so scientific and technical in the way I was taught.

    Looking back I feel angered that sex ed is all about the scientific aspects of sex and not the social aspects. Yes, I now know exactly what happens when the egg is fertilised, but I'd much rather have known that if the condom breaks, there's something called 'the morning after pill'. I also would have liked to known exactly what the pill does or even that condoms may break and aren't foolproof.

    We were very much taught sex ed with the philosophy that sex makes babies and you only have sex if you want babies. I don't think the science behind sex was enough for me to understand everything that happened. I'd rather have had practice putting a condom on a banana and learning about different contraceptions. I'd like to have known that it's normal for girls to become wet when turned on, and that playing with nipples can increase sensitivity. I'd like to have known that there is something called a clitoris and a G-spot and that they give pleasure to women too. I'd like to have known about the hymen breaking and the vagina expanding during sex. All these small things that I had to find out by myself.

    How were you taught sex ed? Did you find it beneficial? Do you wish you were taught things differently or are you pleased with what you found out?
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    We watched a programme about how "grown-ups don't want to show love, they want to make love". Ooh la la.

    I remember being very confused, and basically nobody could stop laughing at the cartoon erection. :giggle:
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    hearing nasty stories from the teacher about how sticky smelly and nasty sex was.
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    (Original post by Maudie)
    Ahaha we saw that too! as well as a video of a live birth...

    Ours started in year 4 with a cartoon of a couple chasing each other round a room, tickling each other with a feather.
    Hahaha we had the same feather video! I remember us all being very creeped out by it =L
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    (Original post by screenager2004)
    I went to a mixed comprehensive and it was the same. Very biological, very technical, the mechanics of menstruation, of copulation and of conception. presumably to keep teenage pregnancies low.

    I suppose I strongly disagree with you. We weren't taught about masturbation or orgasm and I'm very glad about that. I'd have hated for my teachers to teach me about that stuff. That's personal, I would have felt quite violated to be told this stuff by some stranger in a room full of children. That's something a parent should teach a child.
    Sorry, I didn't mean about masturbation, I just meant that it would have been nice to have been told everything around that area, we get taught the intricate details of the mans penis and testicles but nothing about the woman. Odd considering I went to an all girls school...
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    (Original post by Maudie)
    Ahaha we saw that too! as well as a video of a live birth...

    Ours started in year 4 with a cartoon of a couple chasing each other round a room, tickling each other with a feather.
    Haha. Our physics teacher apparently had to teach that bit of science (sex ed in science) to the younger kids.

    He said he hoped they'd think twice about sex and contraception. Did it work?
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    Year 5, the last day before the summer holidays, watching a video in school for the whole day that included a father, mother and their son and daughter walking around the house naked.

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    FML.
    Haha. I remember this. Particularly when the penis froze in mid air as it was swinging about so a proper diagram could be shown.
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    At a younger age I guess, don't remember the exact age. My parents talked to me about it and the probllems or reprocussions that could come from not being careful and just sleeping around.

    I personally don't like the idea of sleeping around with random women or a lot of women for that matter, so it really want a big deal.
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    I think i picked most of it up from friends tbh. I remember aged 9 or so when I moved primary schools, and they were all talking about blow jobs and flavoured condoms and boners, and I hadn't heard of any of it, because I'd gone to a small school before. I had a lot to learn, and I did feel pretty behind for a few years.
 
 
 
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