Essay about Sex Is Safer Than Sex Education

1691 Words Feb 25th, 2016 7 Pages
A recent study from 2013 has shown 30% of 9th graders admitted to having sexual intercourse before or during that school year. With that amount of sexual activity at such a young age what precautions are being taught in order to protect the youth of tomorrow? In America 37 states have a specific law that requires abstinence only teaching, and 27 of those require the the abstinence be stressed within the lectures (Amanda Beadle). With abstinence being one of the main concepts of sexual education in school systems, students today are not properly learning that sex is an everyday occurrence. Without correct teaching of comprehensive sex, students are shaded from possible scenarios that will probably happen to them later on in life. For example, one large myth about sex is that oral sex is safer than vaginal sex. This could be changed if abstinence only sex education was changed in school systems. Comprehensive sex education needs to be mandatory in schools because people today are experiencing sexual activities at a younger age, kids without proper knowledge are more prone to disease, and proper sex education dispels rumors that can lead to cause safety issues later on in life.
Looking at pop culture today “16 And Pregnant” is still a show that is often aired and viewed on MTV, and with all of this sexual media in today world kids are becoming interested in more sexual activities at a younger age. Other shows similar to this concept also help pinpoint the focus we have on early…

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