things I learned in sex ed when I was a kid:
❌ consent is important
❌ consent is never implied
❌ anything about consent
❌ anything about women's sexual health (it was sex segregated)
❌ you might be gay
❌ you might be trans
❌ it is normal or ok to have sex for reasons besides making a baby
βœ… STDs will RUIN your life!!
βœ… here's how you put a condom on a banana

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@wintgenstein I did that class once in 6th grade and again in 9th grade... even put together they were awful! and only the 6th graders got the banana demo :/

@jennie I went to a Catholic school, so I didn't even get the last one

Things we learnt in sex ed as a kid:
❌ any birth control that isnt condoms
❌ resources for if pregnancy happens
❌ you might not want to have sex
βœ… one (1) whole sex Always makes a baby.
βœ… tampons will kill you
βœ… If you dont put a condom on your partner for them it's your fault if they dont use one.

@thepapercraft cool! glad the kids in the other classroom were getting the information they needed to make good life decisions πŸ™„

@jennie Whyever wouldn't we? Only the best of sex ed for the school system./s

We were in a sex segregated school and it was awful, we learnt nothing useful the whole time.

@taweret @thepapercraft the entire system is so perplexing to me, I can't believe how badly done this is!

@thepapercraft @jennie Things I learned in sex ed as a kid:
βœ” STDs will ruin your life
βœ” Only abstinence works - never have sex

@jennie damn, you learned how to a put a condom on a banana?


❌ what masturbation is
βœ” Masturbation is bad, don't do it.
βœ” stds look like mold, fear sex
❌ how to prevent stds
βœ” we're sluts for having sex
βœ” the pill is forbidden for preventing babies, but it's ok for regulating your period

@jennie ...huh. Wow.

(I never really had a formal sex ed class, being homeschooled, but I soaked up consent through general parenting. Didn't learn about condoms or the possibility of being gay or trans, it just never came up, and "sex is evil!!" was never a thing.)

@jennie Heh, grew up in #Oregon in the 90s, so more like:

❌ Accurate information
βœ… Abstinence is the only way
βœ… STDs are your punishment for having more than one partner your entire life

@jennie we learnt 1-4 and 7 in the UK so i guess thats an improvement

@jennie Are you U.S. American by the way?

Because I had in mind to boost-CW this with "[Country] sex education" but I don't know from what country you are.

@jennie I say that mostly because the sex education I had here in #Argentina was far better bar the gay and trans thing (I think they just didn't mention it and also because I had sex ed in sixth grade [2011] which was probably still when gay marriage was being decided on the U.S.)

@jennie So my experience goes like this:

βœ” Genitals
βœ” Condoms
βœ” Other birth controls aside from condom
βœ” People masturbate for pleasure (or curiosity)
βœ” What is sex
βœ” How to protect yourself from STDs
βœ” Do not discriminate people with AIDS
βœ” Consent is important as well as a healthy relationship
βœ” How to portect yourself from rapists
❌ Gay
❌ Trans

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