Human Sexuality Essay

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Human Sexuality The idea of discussing sexuality, especially in today’s world can be uneasy. Sexuality is an awkward topic but it is life and more often than not people do not have a true education of what it truly is. Human sexuality is the expression of sexual sensation and related intimacy between human beings. Psychologically, however it is the means to express the sincerity of love between a man and a woman. Biologically, it is the means through which a child is created so that the family heritage is passed down for generations to come. In the past few years more people have come out to the public about their true colors. Whether they are gay, lesbian, or transexual, people are opening up about their sexuality. The factor …show more content…
There was a young sexually active Korean girl who was not married and had a late period. As a result she was worried and began to think about how her family would react and look upon her if she was, in fact pregnant (Jones and Bartlett). In the Korean culture if you become pregnant outside of wedlock then the family could go as far as disowning you if they found it necessary. In American culture it is not uncommon for teenagers in highschool to get pregnant. Unlike the Korean culture, most teenagers that get pregnant, especially in the south, keep the baby. Abortion is not an option for …show more content…
She went over diseases and the ways they could be spread. Some of the things she discussed I had no idea were even a common thing. The importance of sexual education is pushed away into a back corner and no one bothers to acknowledge it. Before 1998, 10 states required that sexuality education programs teach abstinence and did not require the inclusion of information about contraception (Berne L). In the United States, instruction about sexuality varies widely because decisions about curriculum are usually determined locally. In the 1990s, sexuality education in the United States took a behavioral focus with two distinctive and widely separated approaches. The first, abstinence-until-marriage, limits instruction to why young people should not have sex until they are married. The second, balanced and realistic sexuality education, encourages students to postpone sex until they are older and to practice safer sex when they become sexually active (Berne L). These facts help prove my personal point as to why the absolute seriousness of sexual activity needs to be taught instead of constantly laughed off. In France the students are required to take a sexual education course and the parents can not withdraw them from it. This may cause arguments because some parents feel that it is necessary for any sexual questions to be answered at home. Yet, because of

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