Sexuality should be included in Sex Ed curricula.

Posted by: ForSerious

Specifically the existence of a spectrum of sexualities.

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Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-14T00:52:11.7210989-05:00
I think kids should be taught to respect other sexual orientations in general studies or whatever the equivalent is in your country, but I don't think it's necessary to go into such detail or include it in sex ed.
6563656572 says2015-04-14T05:50:30.5563945-05:00
@Diqiucun_Cunmin 5768793f
Stefy says2015-04-14T06:26:45.1663336-05:00
Whether you like it or not thise sexualities exist and they apply to some of the kids in that classroom. Its not about teaching them to reslect other sexualities, though it abdolutely should be, but the more important component is that thise kids have just as much a right to a relevant and helpful sex ed as a heterosexual child.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-14T09:49:36.6957019-05:00
Since there are only two, one manner that they work together, and most kids know which one they are through their parents before Kindergarten, It'd be a waste to include sexuality. Including it would only lead to some type of manipulation of the curriculum to include political agendas and irregularities that exist anyways. Best not to over complicate something like this. I would think that even homosexuals can agree, bringing a specific narrative to the table only invites room for one side to stomp on the other.
ForSerious says2015-04-15T06:48:16.8252003-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality, there are more than two sexualities (bisexual, asexual, demisexual, and many more) and I question your statement "most kids know which one they are through their parents before Kindergarten". That statement assumes that sexuality is easily known at a young age and that parents are supportive and accepting of various sexualities. Including the spectrum of sexualities would not only help adolescents understand themselves, but it would also promote understanding from hetero-normative students.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-15T07:59:22.6885636-05:00
@6563656572: Um... What?
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-15T08:35:44.3026438-05:00
I wasn't reffering to all these man-made sub divisions of sexes. Children go to grade school to learn truths. All kids know they are boy or girl by kindergarten. Their natural physical form tells them this.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-15T08:38:11.3493808-05:00
In short, no we should not teach them every irregularity that exists. That list will be ever growing and endless at this rate. Im sure men who love sheep will want their own denomination from the rest of beastiality at some point. Theres no need to know them all.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-15T08:39:53.2477615-05:00
I agree with FreedomBeforeEquality here. It's not racist that kids aren't being taught names of Central Asian countries or Pacific island nations - sometimes excess detail is just unnecessary.
8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA says2015-04-15T08:50:19.6901134-05:00
I want my child to learn about the joy of an orgasm not the disgusting nature of homosexuality!
sque132 says2015-04-15T12:25:02.0564314-05:00
Why is everyone talking about kids and sex? This is generally speaking, sex ed is taught in depth to 16 year olds, hardly children. Younger kids learn that people come together in families, learn about relationships. What's wrong with saying to men can love eachother the same as a man and a woman, or that some people don't form relationships at all?
sque132 says2015-04-15T12:28:36.3963094-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality why on earth are you talking about gender identity issues? That has nothing to do with what young kids learn in these lessons.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-15T12:32:13.6697378-05:00
Someone claimed that multiple genders and sexualities existed. Sexuality is a bigger term than just concerning sex. It also concerns physical attraction etc. It is the part that should not be included in sex ed. But yeah, thats why I felt the need to speak about it. Im almost certain thats what the poster was asking, about 'sexuality'.
sque132 says2015-04-15T12:35:53.8118974-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality i see where you're coming from. Although the only link i see with them is that they come together under the bracket of LGBT, which is pretty much many attacked groups of people come together to support one another. I believe gender issues is actually something very separate to sexual attraction. But through use of LGBT, we tend to link them together now.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-15T12:43:25.1637730-05:00
Even male to female attraction could be left out constructively. The lesson does not need a narrative attached to it to demostrate to children what having sex does and how their organs function. Thats the point of the lesson.
sque132 says2015-04-15T12:45:10.6958797-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality that is a module in a science class. Sex and relationships education is something different.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-15T12:48:05.7325712-05:00
I dont think they offered that one when I was in then. I dont recall sex ed being anything about relationships.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-15T12:48:31.8169201-05:00
In my opinion, sex ed after the beginning of puberty should focus on restraining/decreasing sexual urges, abstinence, and (for girls) protecting themselves from harm, etc. Secondary sexual characteristics, 'where I come from' and all that biology should be covered at an earlier age. As for sexual orientation and genders, like I've said before, it's unnecessary to go into detail about them, so long as kids understand it's important to respect others' sexuality. I didn't know there were more than two genders or that there were more than three sexual orientations (hetero/homo/bi) before coming to DDO, but there's no reason I would treat DDO members who have put neither male nor female in the 'gender' column badly because of their gender identity.
sque132 says2015-04-15T12:57:52.1425444-05:00
@Diqiucun_Cunmin couldn't agree more... I believe that's how it is here in the UK. But again gender issues is never mentioned and has nothing to do with sex ed imo. Teachers don't want to talk about sex, trust me they find it crazily awkward teaching it. Who wouldn't? I doubt you're going to get anything in depth, I never did.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-15T13:00:36.0173929-05:00
@sque: I understand. Neither did I. I go to a government school, where teachers generally prefer abstinence - abstinence from talking about sex ed, that is.

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