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Sex Education- Replace An Empty Mind With An Open One

Why are we so scared of talking about sex? What kind of logics the parents give to their children to avoid talking about this topic because they think that if id dirt and embarassing to talk about "sex" and its issues with their children.

There are many misconceptions surrounding sex education in India.


Many parents say that "Sex education is not for my child… it makes them to be sanctioned towards having sex at the early stages of their life."

Children are naturally curious about sex. Stopping them or refusing to answer their questions make them to find other ways to fulfill their curiosity. They ask their friends, or watch movies and videos or search on the internet regarding it. It leads to half-baked knowledge that is very dangerous for them. It raises many adulthood doubts in their mind. Some of the questions are:
If a boy and a girl sleep on the same bed, will it cause pregnancy?
Does swallowing during oral sex causes pregnancy?
If a boy and a girl kiss each other, does they loose their virginity?
Does watching porn videos can make me pregnant?
and many more questions like this. the result is they try to find out answers to these questions through the untrusted ways and a misguided that can even ruin their life.

Many of us have given the suggestion that, "If we ban sex education, our children will never find out about it, and this will solve all our problems."

Sex education is not aimed to teach children how to have sex at the early stage of their life. It is concerned with making them aware of the physiological, social and biological aspects to lead healthy and safe sex, life in their future. It teaches that gender identity, physical changes, awareness about child abuse, birth control measures, and prevention of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

We the people of India very strongly believe that "Sex education is only needed in the West, where they have all these silly problems like teen pregnancy and child abuse. We in India, with all our moral values, culture, and traditions don’t need it."

Woww, what the moral values, tradition and culture has given us. India is the second most populated country in the world, has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and HIV/AIDS infection, and the most shocking part is we have the highest rate of sexual abuse among children and adults. What moral values, awesome. All these are caused due to stopping the youth to know about their bodies, their urges which forces them to find other ways to know it. Our culture does not prevent rapes or our tradition does not educate about the health issues to the youth and the consequences of early pregnancy.

Parents have the best excuse, "Sex is an adult topic. Everyone get to know about it after their marriage. Teaching sex education can corrupt the life of their children."
Shockingly, 53% of the teens of India that too between the age of 5 to 12 are subjected to sexual abuse. Our culture and moral teaches us to be silent on these topics and not to speak a single word just let it happen what is happening because it is shameful if you will talk about sexual abuse with your elders. The most sad part is many of the children don't even know that they are being sexually abused and their life is ruined everyday.

Most of us have only this to say, "Teaching children about sex will only cause them to have more sex. Sex education is the reason behind teen pregnancy."
In India, there are 62 teenage pregnancy out of every 1000 pregnant women, which is double that of US, 3 times that of UK and to the mercy of our moral values, culture and traditions, the highest in the world. Why? Because 18% of the girls are married before the age of 15 and 47% of the girls are married before the age of 18. Our elders should accept the truth that teenage pregnancy is not a "Western Import", we only are responsible for it, the orthodox thinking of our society, the out-dated and deadly practices, the complete lack of awareness of the bodily functions, sexual choices, birth control and contraceptive measures.

Its high time now to remove the dirt from our eyes and see the truth. If the parents will refuse to their children to talk about sex and the related issues, they won't stop and will find other ways to complete their curiosity. Half-baked, incorrect knowledge about sex can be dangerous. Would you like your children to be unaware, instead of enabling them to make the right choices and live safer, happier and healthier lives?


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