Because sex education is very, very important and no matter how much people want to avoid the topic, I’m sorry but it is something that needs to be taught in school because there are so many parents who aren’t teaching it correctly and the majority of kids don’t want to talk about sex with their parents and vice-versa.
It’s years and years of conservative thinking that has made us demonise sex and forced us into this situation where we can’t talk about sex properly with the people who need to know about it the most — the ones who are vulnerable to life-changing consequences like pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
Just look at the rate of teenage pregnancy and kids suffering from STDs of all shapes and sizes to know that something is wrong and that there are changes that need to be made. An open mind and an educated person is not going to take this educated and become some sex freak. The most important thing here is too arm them with ways to protect themselves — physically, emotionally, and mentally.
So when I saw this episode, I just freaked because I thought he handled it excellently and raised extremely important points. And his Sex Education video at the very end? Direct, to the point, medically sound, and totally non-judgmental.
And this is really the key factor in stopping the rise of HIV, especially in a country like the Philippines. We need this because the kids are doing it and no one is giving them the right information and empowering them in a way that they can protect themselves and insist on their rights. It also helps with the awkwardness that comes with puberty and helps out with a lot of gender inequalities. This is important and I hope that this message passes along and they start using a Sex Education video like the one John Oliver presents at the end of his show to schools.
Because old people don’t want to teach sex education in school because they are so scared about actually educating kids in things they need to be educated about in fear of pissing people off. But just look at the data and just look through social media and you’ll see that kids are sexually active at a young age. It’s better that you put the right information in that will empower and not shame.
The last thing you want is for them to seek it out in the dark maze and without a string to lead them back into safety should they get lost out there.