Did you learn a lot from your school’s sex ed program?

 
Did you learn a lot from your school’s sex ed program?

What did you learn in sex ed class in school? You may have learned how to put a condom on a banana, or heard that condoms are unreliable. You may have learned something about sex or that sex should wait until marriage. Or maybe you didn’t learn anything at all?

How useful you found sex ed classes probably depends a fair amount on the approach your school chose, and of course on the way your teacher presented the topic. So what was your experience with sex ed in school? And even if your sex ed classes at school were the best ever, it's not a stretch to imagine that you probably need other sources of info about sex and dating. So, where do you go to learn more about sex, love, and relationships? Family? Friends? The internet? TV? Tell us in the comments!

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WHAT OTHER TEENS ARE SAYING:

ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 AT 6:26 PM, JAVI SAID:

I took sex ed five years in a row.... whether at school or at church. I am a lesbian. So no I didn't learn anything.

ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 AT 12:55 PM, TIFFY SAID:

You know, my parents have always been really open with me about sex, and babies, and boys. I honestly feel like i could have taught my sex ed class better than the teacher (No Offense Miss Tate) but if i had not known ANYTHING about sex (im in highschool so umm.. duh i know about sex) it would hvae been helpful. I really wish i had known more about sex before I actually had sex though.

ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2011 AT 3:45 PM, BABY_QURL_DEE SAID:

My school does have a SEX ED class but they're limited to what they're allowed to say. Such as, they cover some of the material & leave us wondering or wanting to explore the rest -_-

ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2011 AT 1:31 PM, KELLY SAID:

mine school also had a sex ed class! i sure wont do it anytime soon. it was a little weird i have to say!

ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 AT 8:30 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

I never had a sex ed class at school but in the fifth grade we were taught about it, a lil. Then when I was 11 my mom told me what, there was and what happens. Sooo I kinda had a class on it. But.....i mean does that count??

ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 AT 7:31 PM, SHELBYDAWN SAID:

i got the sex talk for the first time when i was 7 my aunt put a condom on a banana so yups i was young but i always thought sex ed was dum. never really learned anything. i agree with the girl they should have teen moms and dads come and teach class's im graduated no babys never been prego so i think children should learn at a young age im on birthcontrol iv tried the pill the patch and the thing u stick inside u the shot is the only thing thhat works for me cause i have epilepsy thats another reason why im not ready to have a child idk if it will end up having epilepsy

ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 AT 9:51 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

I did learn a lot in sex ed, I also learned a lot from my mom.

ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 AT 1:37 PM, ALLISON PATRICK SAID:

I learned nothing from my sex-ed class.. If I had I would not have become a teen mom when in High School... I think that the sex ed class needs to start at any early age.. My son is now in the 8th grade and I talk to him sex anytime that he wants. I think the the class should be started in grade school arpund the sixth grade.. It would be great if all the local school would let a teen mom or dad come in and speak to the class about waiting until you are older and understand what you are doing and what could happen..
I think the sex-ed sstarts at home parents should want to TALK WITH THERE TEENS ABOUT IT...
I would not change anything about my life I just wish my Mom or Dad would have talk to me

ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 AT 9:25 PM, NINNJAHH SAID:

Actually, by the time the SHARE program had gotten around to the sex, i was already doing it. I think the teachers need to be a little faster about things because of the high pregnancy rate. Luckily, i am well educated enough on my Own what works and what doesnt. I am very smart about it. I have friends who werent so lucky though. Also, the teachers shouldnt sugar coat anything, or over-exagurate.

ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 AT 11:37 AM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

iam thinking that yes in gr 4,5 and 6 alot more in gr 6 then gr 5 or 4 like yeah iam gr 8 now and every scence gr6 i have not learned anything more if i do i will wright u guys back

ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 AT 9:20 PM, AMANDA DAVIS SAID:

When I had Sex Ed it was a huge joke to me and all my friends my last Sex Ed class I had wasnt a joke at all because I was 17tn and 3 months prego.. Im now 19tn and my son is now 20 months and I couldnt love him anymore!!

ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 AT 5:55 PM, MAKAYLA SAID:

my mother does't tell me about the "talk" and Know i am 16 WEEKS PREGNAT and am 13 YEARS OLG HELP. The school i go to, DOES NOT teach us about,, like how to put on a condom and other things. schoos need to. a

ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 AT 11:12 PM, ANONYMOUSE SAID:

When we had sex ed, it was part of our PE/Health course and the students pretty much told the teacher that it was pointless and they weren't going to learn anything.

ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 AT 4:51 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

We never had sex ed no one every told me about sex

ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 AT 1:35 PM, SPIDERMAN DUCKY DRAMA SAID:

I am in high school and my mom doesnt trust me that i will be resonsible about the relationship that i am in and then the ones to come.. Should i sit down and talk to her or should i just ignore her and still date the guys that i know that want to have sex..?? what should i do??

ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 AT 6:14 PM, CHARISMA : ) SAID:

Well I can't say Yes or No , because my school doesn't have a SEX EDUCATION CLASS. I wish it did though because many young teens don't know enough about Sex and What can happen if you don't think Smart during Sexual Activity. Also, I wish my school would let all grades take a health course through out the school year, because I love learing new information about my body and other people health. It's just very unfortunite. They only let Seniors take Health Class in High School because they think the 9-11th graders aren't Mature enough to handle the class. If they want to choose one grade to have health I think it should be for the 9th Graders, because they are just staring High School and they are witnessing different Physical Activity through the school. The area that I live in is just overprotecting in manys. The last time I had a health class was in the 5th grade, now I'm in the 10th grade.

ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 AT 1:09 PM, LYSSA SAID:

Yes i did,i leared mostly about sending a boy a hot pic of u and they send it to their friend and they send it to their friend and it gets to the wrong person and they may put it online and once it is online it dosent come off.

ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 AT 11:55 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

i learned nothing. my teacher didnt teach us anything i walked out of the class learning more about football because he was the head coach of football

ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 AT 3:18 PM, ARIA SAID:

I go to Lovett and my two teachers have helped alot of us middle school students we are still in progress but on tuesdays and fridays we have advisory we learn about diffrent stuff and we just have new topics every week some of the things we talk about is sex,becoming a woman(periods),and consquences of having sex

ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 AT 11:41 AM, CHELSEA SAID:

I haven't had a sex ed class in high school and the one in middle school was very basic. I think they should have a program that encourages abstinence but also teaches about safe sex and being prepared. That would get more students to think of the class as something they might want to pay attention to.

ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 AT 11:17 AM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

My School had a Sex Abstinance Program. It was a horrible program that used peer preasure and ignorance as a rule and was injected with far right conservitive values. Knowledge is key to staying safe and protected, and the program that they used failed on every level.

ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 AT 1:38 AM, HANNAH SAID:

Our school is probably better than most - we did have sex education that covered most everything, STDs, contraception, etc. But they mostly talked about pregnancy and consequences and so on. It concentrated on hetero stuff which was annoying - most of it was stats.

They should really teach more about ENJOYMENT rather than the potential pain and discomfort.

ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 AT 9:29 AM, YUKIARA SAID:

we dont have a sex ed progrAM so i like im really not thinking about sex right now i have to think about my carrer

ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 AT 6:10 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

my sxhools sex ed program was awesome. i learned so much about everything, and i feel like i can answer people's questions when they have them. my school did a fantastic job of preparing me for what to expect. i feel lucky that my school did such a great job because sometimes people ask questions, that are so basic, or are completly a misinterpretation of what is really going on down there. so in general my school did a great job. GLHS

ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 AT 2:26 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

yes but i dont want to be pego

ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 AT 2:22 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

i dont had sex i am witeing till i am all grown up.

ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 AT 2:20 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

i think they should n have sex at all.

ON AUGUST 29, 2011 AT 11:13 PM, MATT N SAID:

I find my school's sex education programme to be rather backwards. It teaches abstinence, which I do not mind the concept of personally, but the fact of the matter is is that there are so many other people who don't think that way and see things only as "I want to have sex, so lets do that!" and they are completely unprepared either emotionally, physically, or both. In my opinion the school(s) should also teach how to have safe, pleasurable sex and just as importantly, to make sure that YOU know when YOU are emotionally ready for it. It is the nature of things that not everyone is to be ready at the same time as everyone else and I think they need to teach it that way, not "Wait until your married, nothing else" as they seem to be going on like now. Few people will do that and for those that don't, they may well not be prepared.

ON AUGUST 28, 2011 AT 2:49 AM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

yezzzz :) 99% in that class. hehe easiest class in high school. ;) already knew everything.

ON AUGUST 23, 2011 AT 2:44 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

you learn alot about sex in and out of school but usually you hear that they only say that stuff cus they dont want you having sex and others tell everything is fine. Everyone has their own choice but the sex ed program teaches you alot about the safety you need to have with sex.

ON AUGUST 23, 2011 AT 10:31 AM, HOLAMEAMIGO:P SAID:

uh no. learned it all from friends and evrything like that. the information they give u in school just makes it all gross.

ON AUGUST 20, 2011 AT 2:06 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

i learned so much, 9h grade health class was graphic and so gross, but i learned a tonn.

ON AUGUST 18, 2011 AT 1:46 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

my school started teaching sex ed in grade 5. every year they would increase more information and i found it very useful.

ON AUGUST 17, 2011 AT 1:25 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

when we did have sex ed we had it in 7th grade . I think it would be more helpful to teens if they could start talking about it every feew years .
But no i dont think sex ed helped me to much .

ON AUGUST 16, 2011 AT 1:57 AM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

My school doesn't even have sex ed, wich is probably why theres atleast four girls pregnant each year one of them this year is now a sophmore but got pregnant halfway through her freshman year

ON AUGUST 15, 2011 AT 2:42 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

all of our sex ed teachers are really un confourtable talking to us about it. and were supposed to talk about our experiences in class out loud, but its a co ed class so its really bad!

ON AUGUST 14, 2011 AT 2:55 AM, KELS SAID:

we dont have 1 & these at least 3 girl prego ever year but i live im a small town at my schook theres omly 400

ON AUGUST 12, 2011 AT 2:54 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

At my school they basically told us that it was a natural "miracle". And showed us how a baby was born. But they told us nothing about stds, stis, birth control, condoms, and didn't warn us about any of this.

ON AUGUST 8, 2011 AT 9:03 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

they dont even have sex ed

ON AUGUST 8, 2011 AT 1:59 AM, CHLOE VICTORIAA SAID:

Mainly all I learned was abstinence Abstinence ABSTINENCE until 18..oh and one day we ''learned'' ''new'' words ...we had to write all the sex slang and all the doctor professional terms .........That was in sixth grade ...Well yeah and the basic anatomy stuff ...It was a co-ed class of thirty four .

ON AUGUST 8, 2011 AT 12:38 AM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

They only offer abstinece-only programs in this area. I learned most of what I know from being in nursing school and doing an internship at an OB/GYN office. Many of my friends have told me that they don't even know WHERE to go for STD testing.

ON AUGUST 8, 2011 AT 12:25 AM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

No, our sex ed wasnt a very long chapter.

ON AUGUST 7, 2011 AT 10:03 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

my school doesn't have sex-ed!

ON AUGUST 4, 2011 AT 11:55 PM, CHRISTINA COMA SAID:

I am in 11th grade. I had this class in 8th. The class was a co-ed class. There was about 24 students. Our teacher had us do an activity one day he gave everyone a piece of lined paper. He had all the girls stand up and find, lets say, 4 boys to sign the paper. We could have a boy sign the paper more then once. Once we got it signed we sat down, then vice vercia. He would the say how many girls had Jon* sign their paper. The girls would raise their hands. Jon* did not have and STD. Then he would ask about Taylor*, Taylor* had AIDS. Now all the girls with their hands up had a STD, so all the boys after Taylor* on the girls lists had an STD, then all the boys papers she signed also go a STD. The point was that you could get and/or have a STD and not know it, so you should have yourself and your partner tested to see if eaither of you have a STD, before you have sex.

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*Names are not of students that were in my class

ON AUGUST 3, 2011 AT 5:49 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

I feel like the school systems teach a lot about the act of sex but hardly ever talk about the consequences that follow. Obviously accidents happen and girls get pregnant... They don't help you out much when it comes to that.

ON AUGUST 1, 2011 AT 11:30 PM, CHESTER SAID:

I had already learned a lot from my parents, but I learned more about STD's from sex ed at my school.

ON AUGUST 1, 2011 AT 3:13 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

No, because my school doesn't offer that.

ON JULY 31, 2011 AT 1:51 AM, DAYNICOLE623 SAID:

We Only Had It For Like A Month. But, Most Of The Stuff We Already Knew.

ON JULY 30, 2011 AT 12:52 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

i learned about sex when i was 8 from my family not from school ... im 13 ive already had sex but im clean i get checked nd make sure to use protection everytime. im just honest with my parents.

ON JULY 30, 2011 AT 12:33 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

mo my school does ntot offer those classes and there is a girl on 8 grade who is having a baby and thats not the only one

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