Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference.

Teenagers and online porn: Let’s tackle it all – birds, bees, love and ‘slags’ / The Telegraph

Written by Rowan Pelling for The Telegraph. Originally published on September 3rd, 2013.

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“My sex education at school was (quite literally) sketchy: our biology teacher drew fast and furious anatomical diagrams on a blackboard, as she barked us through the mechanics of sex with all the warmth of a pathologist conducting a particularly unsavoury autopsy. Condoms were recommended over the Pill, but more as a prophylactic against the shame of pregnancy than the more significant risk of chlamydia. Same-sex relationships weren’t mentioned, presumably because, like Queen Victoria, my then headmistress – a former missionary – didn’t believe in them.

How unlike the local academy today. According to a friend’s teenage daughter, pupils there were recently given a sexuality and prejudice workshop by a group of visiting educators, in which they were asked to identify which members of the party were gay. My friend’s child was worried that it was a trick question, and therefore identified the woman with a buzz cut and butch boots as straight, incorrectly.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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