Knowledge is always better than ignorance, even if it’s explicit. Beyond the internet, my son’s hippie middle school had a fantastic Health and Human Fertility class this year. The curriculum included condom use demonstrations, extensive discussions of consent, and information about how law enforcement sometimes prosecutes sexting as child pornography. Plus, the teacher warned them about using vegetable oil or kitchen products as lube, because of the dangers of yeast infections. Honestly, I didn’t know that this was something young people were doing out there in the first place, but thanks to conversations with my son, I am now forewarned. Kids — they sometimes teach you things.




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