Sex education is to provide young people with the knowledge and abilities they need to make the best choices about sex and relationships for themselves throughout their life.
This type of sex education early and often leads to an appreciation of sexual diversity, dating and intimate partner violence prevention, development of healthy relationships, prevention of child sex abuse, improved social/emotional learning, and increased media literacy.
It is also considered as been important for societies and individuals to be well-informed about sexual practices, sexual abuse of children, and also sexually transmitted diseases.
Almost all sex education programs encourage most teenagers to use protection while encoding themselves in any of sexual act.
And in teaching children, NOTHING SHOULD BE LEFT UNSAID FOR THEM.
Now, in a test question in “what possible excuses a partner could have for not having a condom,” a 14-year-old child was just been suspended from school after giving her HONEST answer!
The piece of homework was shared via Imgur by then 21 years-old Jordan Friedman, the older sister of Mariah, who submitted the answers.
It was uploaded with the caption: “Two years ago today, my then 14-year-old sister got suspended for submitting these answers for her sex-ed class. I’m so proud of her.”
In the homework assignment, entitled ‘Objection to Condoms’, the students were instructed to read through “partner objections” to using condoms during intercourse, per the instructions on the paper. Pupils are required to list a couple of their own responses.
“Record the letter (or letters) of appropriate responses to these objections on the line beside each objection.”
In response to the first complaint, which read, “Don’t worry; I’m on the pill,” a 14-year-old Mariah wrote, “I don’t want AIDS.”
Another argument read, “Condoms don’t feel good. It won’t be natural,” but Mariah responded, “Being pregnant doesn’t feel good either.”
Mariah pointed out that when you don’t put one on, “you get a little baby and AIDS! ” when the fourth question stated that the mood would be lost while putting on a condom.
Another justification that was mentioned was that “condoms are gross, they’re messy, and I hate them,” to which Mariah retorted, “So are babies.”
The response to the justification “just this once; we seldom ever have sex” was “now you know why,” with the justification “I don’t have a condom with me” was “I don’t have my vagina with me.”
And lastly, the teen accurately replied to condoms “cost too much,” with “STD treatments and babies cost more.”
Fridman provided the following explanation for posting the homework assignment to BuzzFeed: “It came up in my Timehop. I found this to be quite amusing. Post this to Imgur.”
However, she wasn’t expecting it to go viral. “Obviously, it’s kind of hilarious, but I don’t know, we’ve been freaking out over it,” she said.
But, Mariah’s answers were applauded on Imgur. One user wrote: “Can confirm, babies are gross and expensive. Your sister was wise beyond her years,” while another added: “‘I don’t have my vagina with me’ give this girl a Nobel prize.”
Although her choice of language did raise a few eyebrows, with one teacher noting: “I respect the kind of answers she gave, but the language is a good reason for action. Perhaps not suspension though.”
Suspending Mariah was really too far. Even though Mariah swears in it quite a bit, if anything she should have been congratulated on, was her awareness that “babies and STDs suck way more than wearing a Johnny”. These are proper answers that you can apply to real life — and I know others will be using a couple of these in the future.
The teaching of sex education to children in public schools is a contentious topic. But as children grow up, they face important decisions about their relationships, sexuality, and sexual behavior. Their choices could have a long-term effect on their health and happiness. Young people have the right to lead healthy lives, and it is the responsibility of society to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy decisions by providing them with comprehensive sexual health education.
But it is not enough for programs to include discussions of abstinence and contraception to help young people avoid unintended pregnancy or disease. Comprehensive sexual health education must do more. It must provide young people with honest, age-appropriate information and skills necessary to help them take personal responsibility for their health and overall well-being, and in Mariah’s responses, it indicates that she fully appreciates the need of safe sex and why protection is essential. Therefore, it is better that they are aware of the potential consequences than to be unaware and get themselves into further difficulties.