Sex education is extremely important. Schools and organizations should teach not only safe sex practices and the importance of consent, but also the importance of being mentally and emotionally ready to share such an intimate part of yourself with another person. You never want a sexual encounter to be something you regret.
Elisabeth Martin, junior
From what I’ve heard from others, and based on my experience in sex ed. class in high school, sex ed. is poorly covered. Material and content are lacking and methods are outdated and essentially pointless. The fear of God is no longer a viable way of teaching the potential risks of unprotected sex.
Alex Hodges, sophomore
I feel like high schools need to teach more relevant topics. I get it’s an awkward topic, but looking back at what I was taught, it was all outdated and doesn’t make sense to our society today. Even if it’s awkward, I think it should be talked about because I feel like students today are confused and only receiving half of the information.
Michaela Lumpert, sophomore
Sex education is essentially health education. Implementing sexual education programs in public schooling is essential to ensure that students understand reproductive health, and integral to allowing students to develop safe relationships to natural, biological facets of life.
Annie Deitz, sophomore
Sex ed. is sexy! As natural and inevitable processes, sex and reproduction should be prioritized in schools to better prepare individuals for the future of their health. Additionally, it is reassuring to be with a partner who is educated and aware of their sexual health.
Claire Voltarel, junior
I think sex education is necessary and remains to be improved. The reason why is because, for some people, sex or any bodily functions are not talked about at home. Learning about them in a classroom provides a safe environment that encourages people to explore bodies, sexuality and identity.
Jamison Guice, sophomore