Growing up in a small home town wasn’t really the ideal place to learn about sex. They basically explained to us that it is bad, and you shouldn’t have it until you are married. Both reasons that did not stop me from having it, sorry mom and dad.
As a young girl I discovered many outlets to find out what sex was all about, I was curious. I knew that is sometimes resulted in a baby and you couldn’t have it until you were married…not really enough information for me. The first time I read about it was in Judy Bloom’s book “Forever”, which I am sure every thirteen year old is made to read.
Bloom taught me the passionate love that could be found from having it, and how heart breaking it was when you lost it. But that wasn’t enough…I wanted more.
Luckily there was a late night talk show that answered my questions, that’s right I’m talking about “Talk Sex” with Sue Johnson. Now there was a woman who was not afraid to go into detail about the pains, and things that maybe you shouldn’t try to do…ever. She was my google before I knew what google was.
From there I learned that sex can be fun, and shouldn’t be something that is hush-hush, thank you Candace Bushnell. The woman who brought Carrie Bradshaw to life, and made every young journalist yearn to become a sex columnist.
The girls of sex in the city taught me not to be embarrassed about anything and that faking your enjoyment is never an option. Both things I’ve come to understand.
There were still so many technical questions I had, that I could never bring to my friends, and definitely not my parents! So I turned off the T.V. and turned to yahoo answers…not a very bright plan.
But T.V. shows, books and searches online can never really prepare you for sex. Sex is something you need to be ready for. And no matter how many episodes you watch of The Secret Life of The American Teenager, you will never really be able to understand it.
Sex Education is a subject that tends to be forgotten in public schools, basically they teach you not to have sex. But the truth is teens are having sex, and it is important they know how to prevent pregnancy and STDS. But for that to happen, parents and school officials need to stop acting like sex is some big scary thing that they can’t talk about.
Sex is a topic that should be talked about, and needs to be. Don’t ever feel embarrassed to ask someone about something…that’s how you learn.