it came to learning about sex as a boy, the best thing that ever happened to me
is what didn't happen. I didn't learn about sex until the age of 15 when I went
to work in my uncle's diamond factory. I remember listening with some
fascination to my fellow employees' tales of conquest and asking myself, if I
had a young daughter, would I let guys do things like that to her? Having
decided clearly that I would not, I looked upon my own impulses and knew that I
could not do to other men's daughters what my nature would lead me to do.
those young men saw as fun and pleasure, I saw as terribly degrading to women.
Because I was old enough and mature enough to look beyond my newly awakened
feelings, I retained my innocence which protected me like an impenetrable
bubble. So, while I found girls very attractive, I seemed to be unable to get
into trouble with them, even if I tried. It was like constantly being
chaperoned by my conscience.
I was lucky. Not having been pushed/seduced
into sexual awakening at a too-tender age, I was able, like many of my
generation, to wait for the right time and place to express that side of my
nature and to avoid a great deal of heartache, disease and tragedy in the
Today's children are not so lucky. They are
literally bombarded with sex from every direction (TV, film, music, peer
pressure but perhaps the worst violators of all are the sex education classes
taught in America's schools) the very institutions we depend on to prepare our
children for the future.
Excerpts from a book called Changing Bodies,
Changing Lives, by Ruth Bell (highly recommended by Planned Parenthood for use
in public schools) clearly illustrate the direction Sex Ed has taken. I apologize
for the graphic content of the following material, which is mild compared to
other excerpts but, as embarrassing as reading this may be to you as an adult,
think how much more so it is to young people.
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