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“Where does the penis go into the vagina” and Other Interesting Search Terms

15 Jul

This is a screen shot of the search terms people have used to find my blog.

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It is also proof that comprehensive sexual education is needed in ALL schools. Evidently whoever searched for “where does the penis go into the vagina” has not been taught sexual health. Young people who do not receive proper education in schools go looking on the Internet for information, and instead of getting reliable sources they get opinionated blogs like mine or more likely, porn.

Here are some quick facts on comprehensive sexual education (from here):

  • Teens who received comprehensive sex education were 50 percent less likely to experience pregnancy than those who received abstinence-only education.
  • No abstinence-only program has yet been proven through rigorous evaluation to help youth delay sex for a significant period of time, help youth decrease their number of sex partners, or reduce STI or pregnancy rates among teens.
  • The rate of STIs is high among young people in the United States. Young people ages 15-24 contract almost half the nation’s 19 million new STIs every year; and the CDC estimates that one in four young women ages 15-19 has an STI

So, my dear readers – tell me your thoughts on teaching sex in schools (comprehensive or abstinence-only). Oh, and check out some of the links below for some reliable information, especially if you found me through one of those search terms.

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/sex/index-eng.php

http://www.toronto.ca/health/sexualhealth/index.htm

http://www.sieccan.org/

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8 Responses to ““Where does the penis go into the vagina” and Other Interesting Search Terms”

  1. Pav July 16, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    I definitely agree with you. If there is a good education on this topic in school, students won’t find the need to go to unreliable sources to find information. While it is an uncomfortable for some to have discussions on this with their peers, it is still an important aspect of learning and getting an all-round education.
    I didn’t even start to learn about this until I came to Canada (from Sri Lanka) and by then I was 10 and I thought it was a taboo topic. But as I learned more, I understood the importance that it plays in people’s lives and the impact that this education can create. I was quite glad as I kept learning about it throughout high school – in fact I was much more comfortable learning that way than searching the internet!

    • kylamckee July 16, 2012 at 10:35 am #

      Thanks for your comment Pavani! I’m glad that learning about sexual health in school was beneficial to you. How do young people learn about sex in Sri Lanka? Would families talk about these things with their children?

      • Pav July 16, 2012 at 11:34 am #

        They don’t actually teach it at all in schools. But I’m not even sure how they learn all this stuff. It’s a pretty conservative topic and I don’t think young people would know how to even ask their parents about it. I know that I never got “the talk” from my parents. So, I don’t really know!

  2. shiggs91 July 15, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    I think that comprehensive sex education is a MUST and I think that it has to be taught much earlier than it currently is. I personally did not receive any sort of sex education from school, and by the time we reached the age where they started discussing whether we should receive sex-ed, it was too late for much of my classmates.

    • kylamckee July 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

      It’s a shame that a lot of your classmates didn’t get the information that they needed. I remember starting sexual education as young as grade 5 (I think normally it’s grade 6 but I was in a 5/6 split class). When did you receive it?

      • shiggs91 July 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

        We never really received it.. We got basic body information in grades 7-8 (like what is a period, etc.). The most we got about sex-ed was from a priest in grade 10, but then they had a second priest come in and apologize because of how politically incorrect and dehumanizing the first priest had been…

      • kylamckee July 16, 2012 at 10:43 am #

        Did you go to a public or Catholic school? Do you have any ideas on how comprehensive sexual education can be reach and be effective in Northern Ontario?

      • shiggs91 July 16, 2012 at 11:07 am #

        Catholic school, but not private school. They receive funding through the same process as other schools. And at the time that I was there, it was just the way it worked with the teachers/board members who made those decisions. It varies completely school to school, but within that school board thats how it was at the time. I believe that due to public outrage following the priest’s talk, there is some sex ed now, but its in 9th or 10th grade.

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