Sex education doesn't reflect real-li...

Sex education doesn't reflect real-life realities of lesbian and bisexual girls

There are 31 comments on the EurekAlert! story from Jan 10, 2018, titled Sex education doesn't reflect real-life realities of lesbian and bisexual girls. In it, EurekAlert! reports that:

Most lesbian and bisexual girls don't know they can get sexually transmitted infections from other girls, because sex education is mostly designed for their straight peers. This knowledge gap could be placing them at increased risk for getting STIs.

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Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#5 Jan 10, 2018
"Previous UBC studies show that lesbian and bisexual girls face higher risks for teenage pregnancy than straight girls"

Philly Freak will never believe this.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#6 Jan 10, 2018
Neither will lides, he said straight couples are responsible for 100% of pregnancies out of wedlock.
Everyone knows that these two clowns don't know what they're talking about.
Humphrey

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Jan 10, 2018
Jake wrote:
Sex education should teach about normal sexual reproduction and nothing else.

Why should schools start teaching kids about sodomy and abnormal sexual perversions?

This is insanity!
Exactly. Sex ed should focus mainly on the biological mechanics of sex and maybe delve a bit into safe sex practices (mainly abstinence) and prevention of STDs. In no way, shape or form should homosexuality or any other sexual aberrations ever be taught or discussed.
Humphrey

Santa Cruz, CA

#8 Jan 10, 2018
All students should also be required to go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and study the facts about HIV/AIDS in the US. They should also be required to pass a test to make sure they studied the facts.

https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/msm/index.html

Fast Facts:
- Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men account for 70% of new HIV infections in the United States.

- More than 600,000 gay and bisexual men are living with HIV in the United States.

- In 2014, gay and bisexual men made up an estimated 2% of the U.S. population, but accounted for 70% of new HIV infections. Approximately 492,000 sexually active gay and bisexual men are at high risk for HIV.

In 2015:
- Gay and bisexual men accounted for 82%(26,376) of new HIV diagnoses among all males aged 13 and older and 67% of the total new diagnoses in the United States.

- Gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24 accounted for 92% of new HIV diagnoses among all men in their age group.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#9 Jan 10, 2018
Humphrey wrote:
All students should also be required to go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and study the facts about HIV/AIDS in the US. They should also be required to pass a test to make sure they studied the facts.

https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/msm/index.html

Fast Facts:
- Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men account for 70% of new HIV infections in the United States.

- More than 600,000 gay and bisexual men are living with HIV in the United States.

- In 2014, gay and bisexual men made up an estimated 2% of the U.S. population, but accounted for 70% of new HIV infections. Approximately 492,000 sexually active gay and bisexual men are at high risk for HIV.

In 2015:
- Gay and bisexual men accounted for 82%(26,376) of new HIV diagnoses among all males aged 13 and older and 67% of the total new diagnoses in the United States.

- Gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24 accounted for 92% of new HIV diagnoses among all men in their age group.
I agree. Let's not forget that in 2014, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men accounted for 83% of primary and secondary syphilis cases where sex of sex partner was known in the United States.

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are 17 times more likely to get anal cancer than heterosexual men. This disease has to be treated and drives up the cost of health care insurance for all of us.
Phyllis Schlafly s Son

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Jan 10, 2018
Humphrey wrote:
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Exactly. Sex ed should focus mainly on the biological mechanics of sex and maybe delve a bit into safe sex practices (mainly abstinence) and prevention of STDs.
That's what's mentioned as missing from the curriculum regarding lesbians, closet case.

I'm sure the ultra closet case religionists there, as here, are resisting any frank discussion of rape prevention efforts from str8 male perps.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#13 Jan 11, 2018
Phyllis Schlafly s Son wrote:
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That's what's mentioned as missing from the curriculum regarding lesbians, closet case.

I'm sure the ultra closet case religionists there, as here, are resisting any frank discussion of rape prevention efforts from str8 male perps.
Or gay male 'perps.' Rape is a crime in either case. That would come under crime prevention, not sex ed. Did you finish high school?
youll shoot your eye out

Bloomingdale, IN

#14 Jan 11, 2018
Wondering wrote:
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Or gay male 'perps.' Rape is a crime in either case. That would come under crime prevention, not sex ed. Did you finish high school?
Can one work on a GED in mom's basement?
Paul

Bridgeton, MO

#15 Jan 11, 2018
Hey, bigots, not teaching children that you can get STDs from same-sex activity is the same as ignoring there IS same-sex activity amount children and young adults. If you are going to teach that there is such a thing as an STD you have to teach about ALL ways to transmission, not just the old Missionary Position. Take your heads out of your orifices and enter the adult world.
Paul

Bridgeton, MO

#16 Jan 11, 2018
that's supposed to say "among children and young adults", not "amount"
Rainbow Kid

New York, NY

#17 Jan 11, 2018
Jake wrote:
Sex education should teach about normal sexual reproduction and nothing else.

Why should schools start teaching kids about sodomy and abnormal sexual perversions?

This is insanity!
So your children can make educated statements on TOPIX when they grow up
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#18 Jan 12, 2018
Paul wrote:
Hey, bigots, not teaching children that you can get STDs from same-sex activity is the same as ignoring there IS same-sex activity amount children and young adults. If you are going to teach that there is such a thing as an STD you have to teach about ALL ways to transmission, not just the old Missionary Position. Take your heads out of your orifices and enter the adult world.
Discussing ways to avoid spreading or contracting STD's will cover all positions, all varieties, all races, all religions, etc. with out mentioning gay or straight.
Paul

Bridgeton, MO

#22 Jan 12, 2018
Wondering wrote:
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Discussing ways to avoid spreading or contracting STD's will cover all positions, all varieties, all races, all religions, etc. with out mentioning gay or straight.
Really? How do you teach a boy that having unprotected anal sex with another boy without the boy knowing that that is "gay" or "homosexual" sex?
Paul

Bridgeton, MO

#23 Jan 12, 2018
And don't forget, what is not taught in the schools is most certainly learned on the street. Of course what they learn on the street is not necessarily going to be correct, but they will learn it none the less. Better they should learn it in school with the correct information. I argued this same logic in a school board meeting back in 1975, and the parents were just as block-headed then as people are being today. And then AIDS came along, and we all know what havoc that has generated.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#24 Jan 12, 2018
Paul wrote:
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Really? How do you teach a boy that having unprotected anal sex with another boy without the boy knowing that that is "gay" or "homosexual" sex?
Methods for safe sex, or no sex, are the same for everyone. I think everyone has seen the girl putting a condom on a banana. The banana has no sexual preference or race but it simulates an erect penis. If this organ is used for sexual contact with the body parts of another you are at risk for an STD infection.

No need to mention gay, straight, anal, vaginal, oral, race, religion or how popular the kid might be.
You believe that these lessons should include gay specific information for whatever reason. It's not required. The last thing I would want to see in public schools is kids being taught to have anal sex with anyone.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#25 Jan 12, 2018
Paul wrote:
And don't forget, what is not taught in the schools is most certainly learned on the street. Of course what they learn on the street is not necessarily going to be correct, but they will learn it none the less. Better they should learn it in school with the correct information. I argued this same logic in a school board meeting back in 1975, and the parents were just as block-headed then as people are being today. And then AIDS came along, and we all know what havoc that has generated.
Everyone knows about condoms. The problem seems to be that there are many that don't like them and won't use them. You can teach safe sex all day long but if kids don't practice what they've been taught the class is meaningless.
Rainbow Kid

New York, NY

#26 Jan 12, 2018
Paul wrote:
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Really? How do you teach a boy that having unprotected anal sex with another boy without the boy knowing that that is "gay" or "homosexual" sex?
That's easy
.
You just skip the labels
Rainbow Kid

New York, NY

#27 Jan 12, 2018
Wondering wrote:
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Methods for safe sex, or no sex, are the same for everyone. I think everyone has seen the girl putting a condom on a banana. The banana has no sexual preference or race but it simulates an erect penis. If this organ is used for sexual contact with the body parts of another you are at risk for an STD infection.

No need to mention gay, straight, anal, vaginal, oral, race, religion or how popular the kid might be.
You believe that these lessons should include gay specific information for whatever reason. It's not required. The last thing I would want to see in public schools is kids being taught to have anal sex with anyone.
Do you kiss the banana before you stick it in; or after?
Christsharians on the DL

Philadelphia, PA

#28 Jan 12, 2018
Wondering wrote:
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No need to mention gay, straight, anal, vaginal, oral, race, religion or how popular the kid might be.
You believe that these lessons should include gay specific information for whatever reason. It's not required. The last thing I would want to see in public schools is kids being taught to have anal sex with anyone.
Except you're contradicting yourself due to your psychosexual problems.

You're saying safe sex information should be provided without reference to male vs. female, sexual orientation, race.

Then you say you want no mention of unsafe vs. safe anal sex. But "anal sex" does not demarcate gender or orientation or race, so according to what you just insanely posted it should be okay to discuss how to avoid stds during anal sex.

You're not making sense, except insofar as reiterating what a stupid, lying, homophobic, troubled bigot you are.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#29 Jan 12, 2018
Christsharians on the DL wrote:
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Except you're contradicting yourself due to your psychosexual problems.

You're saying safe sex information should be provided without reference to male vs. female, sexual orientation, race.

Then you say you want no mention of unsafe vs. safe anal sex. But "anal sex" does not demarcate gender or orientation or race, so according to what you just insanely posted it should be okay to discuss how to avoid stds during anal sex.

You're not making sense, except insofar as reiterating what a stupid, lying, homophobic, troubled bigot you are.
Since you have no inkling of what 'sense' is, I don't expect anything more than bewilderment from you. You passed.

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