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  •  Heh, and that's a point I edited out, due to (4+ / 0-)
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    my comment becoming longer than I desired.

    The sex education of today really needs to accommodate the basic mechanics and usual practices of basic sex that each kid can eventually find appropriate to their situation (within reason).  A reasonable discussion of oral sex practices should apply equally to gay and straight, depending upon the gender being described at the time, you'd think.

    A penis in a vagina ain't the only place it can go . . .

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 11:03:58 PM PDT

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    •  Gay kids are ignored in this debate (7+ / 0-)

      It was very abstract when I was in high school.  "Some men are attracted and have sex with other men."  Well, how? In seventh grade, our health teacher responded with "Use your imaginations, people."

      Alas, "imaginations" means the internet.  Which invites abuse.

      What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

      by Alec82 on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 11:07:36 PM PDT

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      •  From "Speaking of Sex" the author says: (2+ / 0-)
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        Let's think like a scientist.

        Basically there are three ways of having sex. Mouth, anus, and vagina. Two men have only two of those options, two women, one.

        That is a paraphrase, but I like it because it doesn't assume anything except for what "equipment" is available.

        The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman, is an atheist's manifesto.

        by coigue on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 12:22:31 AM PDT

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        •  That's along the same lines I was thinking (1+ / 0-)
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          Each can take from the general discussions of basic sexual acts what seems applicable/desirable to them.  It does not need to be presented in a leading, assumptive manner intended to support only heterosexual relations.

          Of course, there's a heck of a lot more ways to have sex, but teaching the basic to schoolkids over time is good enough for that learning environment, I feel.

          "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

          by wader on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 12:40:08 AM PDT

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    •  lol (6+ / 0-)

      True.

      And yet, looking back, I can say that what they taught and the way they taught it was completely appropriate for the age. My parents had to sign a permission slip stating it was OK for me to participate in the class. Even as progressive as my parents are, they never really talked me and my bothers about sex. If we had a question, we were expected to ask lol

      Chaos. It's not just a theory.

      by PBnJ on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 11:09:06 PM PDT

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