Sex education in this country is basically a huge joke. Pretty much every sex ed class is just like that scene in Mean Girls. No one actually learns anything, and it’s essentially a teacher telling teens not to have sex. I didn’t even have a sex ed class! I had a puberty class in fifth grade and that was it. Thankfully, my best friend had a way older sister who taught us about stuff.
I don’t understand why the education system thinks sex ed should be a joke or shouldn’t be taught at all, but it needs to stop. People really need to be informed on these things! So here are some sex ed classes that seriously need to exist:
Harry Potter Sex Ed
GUYS. There is a Harry Potter themed sex ed program that actually exists. While I have questions about wizard sex, EVERY sex ed program should be mirrored after this. "Sex Ed at Hogwarts" was a 28-day program created by two Boston University graduate interns as part of the university's "Frisky February." I don't know about y'all, but I will do anything HP-related. Making sexual education fun and relatable is one of the best ways to teach people about it!
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Disney Sex Ed
One thing that Disney movies don't ever address are the sexual aspects. Granted, they're made for a younger audience, but you can't tell me Aladdin and Jasmine didn't get busy or that Simba and Nala weren't having sex during "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?" A Disney-themed sex ed would be PERFECT.
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Degrassi Sex Ed
Watching Degrassi gave me more information about sex than I ever learned in school. Seriously! Granted, some of the episodes were more cheesy than great, but I remember learning about abortion for the first time via Manny's episode.
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Musical Sex Ed
Music makes everything better. Why not teach sex ed using music? If Schoolhouse Rock can teach about the government and grammar using musical cartoons, I think we can have a pretty great musical sex ed class. And there are so many songs with sexual topics that would serve as a good jumping off point.
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Pop Culture Sex Ed
Imagine a class that taught relatable sex ed issues using pop culture? There are so many shows, movies, and current events that have teachable sexual moments. Why aren't we talking about these things in sex ed? Or rather, why aren't we using these things as pegs in sex ed discussions?
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A Sex Ed Class That's Actually Informative
While this is all in good fun (and semi-serious), we really do need sex ed courses that are actually informative. We need ones that talk about sex without shaming students or scaring them. We need ones that explore all different birth control options. We need ones that really discuss STDs and how to prevent them. We need to talk to students about sex in an honest forum.
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