Let’s start with what was my experience of receiving sex education, so it was nothing as I literally received none. And yes, this is sad. Does it mean that we know nothing about this? Probably No, since we all know that India is the second most populated country in the world. But the main reason of not talking about sex is that people in India still treat this as a taboo and why because India is the religious country with different diversities and religion. But does this really mean that we are not supposed to talk about sex or educate anyone about sex? Indian parents don’t talk about sex is because they think that talking about sex will lead to their children having sex or this may impact a negative impression or will lead them in a wrong direction. Calling sex still as a taboo can be scary for the society as, virginity is associated with purity and anyone who’s not a virgin will thus be considered impure. Virginity is considered as a most important element of a woman. They are unaware that a hymen can be broken by performing different activities as well, with this lack of information they consider women as pure or impure.
Sex education is all about acquiring information about sex, when to have, with whom to have, the correct age to have or we can say it is a through explanation about the sexual intercourse and sexual intimacy. Not only this but sex education also includes knowledge about sexually transmitted infections, the hormonal changes, birth control, sexual harassment etc. These are one of the most important topic that we deal or face in our day to day life, but the question is why are we not educated or why are they not considered important enough to be educated in schools? Sex education has a lot of positive effects as it improves the attitude of young generation towards reproductive health and sexual activities. Especially, when this generation is indulged in so much of net surfing and getting involved in wrong information through social media, Where the generation are getting involved in activities like masturbation, watching porn from a very tender age education about sex and sex related topics are as important as any other subject in today’s time.
Nowdays, we can see sex scenes in TV shows, movies and also we find a number of pages on social media relating to sex which gives a wrong idea of how sex works. These can be misleading and the youth who doesn’t have the correct information might surely explore their body in a wrong way. Getting a proper sex education is needed in India it won’t only educate them with sex but also will reduce the number of teenagers with sexually transmitted diseases. With sex education the teens will be aware that the major cause of STD is sexual intercourse with multiple partners, and will know how to protect themselves from such disease. It will also, play a major role in reduction of teenage pregnancies. Having sex education in schools can lower the rate of sexual abuse in children and provides a way out. When people don’t receive proper education about the subject, they don’t know that people can take advantage of them sexually.
When teen don’t receive these major information from a reliable source like teachers, parents they get sex education through porn and other means, Which is completely inappropriate. India needs sex education as still most of the people are unaware about STD, contraceptive pills and female condoms are the words that they have never heard. Periods are also a taboo, they don’t know about the problems faced by women, they don’t know a women not getting pregnant is not her fault but might be because of her husband too. Sex education is not just about a vagina and a penis. Its much more than that and education on sex will not just provide information on sex but will also deal with many evil problems girls are facing.
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