Posted on 04 February 2012.
Sex Ed classes are the most popular classes amongst children in middle school. It is here that many students begin to understand the meaning of sex and conception. Students and adolescents are intuitive. They explore things and desire to know the answers.
Preteens are no different. An 8 year old boy borrows books from the library on conception, how babies are born and other sex ed topics. Once boys hit puberty, they sometimes compare the size of their penises in the change rooms.
For girls, things are different. Issues are more serious surrounding HPV, cervical and ovarian cancers. Sex ed revolves around preventative measures females could take to prevent such occurrences.
However, what are some questions students ask in sex ed classes? Let’s take a look at the top 10 atypical questions in Sex Ed classes.
1. How do Same Sex Families Function?
In 2010, Ontario Sex Ed classrooms were almost expanded to include topics like same sex families and homosexuality. Many students are quite aware of issues surrounding them. In fact, they asked questions relating to same sex families and their statuses.
2. What is Transgendered?
Many adolescents and preteens are aware of transgendered individuals. In fact, many were wondering the status of Lady Gaga’s identity and what XXY Chromosome was. The video telephone introduced this topic before students entered the classroom.
3. Why do big airplanes not have little airplanes?
Many preteens do not understand the whole sexual process. They ask questions which sometimes stun others. My friend told me that when he asked a flight attendant this question, she simply replied that big airplanes know when to pull out in time. This is not a typical question and answer you would see on an airplane.
4. Can you get STD from touching?
Many adolescents and preteens are not quite concerned about STDs. They may have heard about AIDS, but never indulged in learning about other STDS. They sometimes would have questions relating to touching. I think one individual asked whether he could get STD from sitting on a public toilet.
5. How do I masturbate?
I was surprised to be asked this question. In fact, I was blown out of proportion by this question. The student believed that a sexual position was masturbation. I really did not want to know where he learned the sexual position, so I stopped after my brief explanation.