But I've been taught about the dangers of smoking since I was 12 and haven't been tempted to try that. If pupils remain ignorant about sex, the consequences will be higher rates of STIs and unwanted pregnancies. Sex was no longer a source of consternation but a cause for celebration; its presence not what made a person morally suspect, but rather its absence. Today, the sexual revolutionaries of the s are typically portrayed as brave and daring, and their predecessors in the s forgotten. However, just 18 per cent of respondents had had sex before 16, the age of consent, which contradicts the impression of widespread underage sex and shows no increase on statistics from previous studies. It's crazy that many other schools, including one near mine, don't give education on sex and relationships.
Proper sex education clues you up.
'I was kidnapped and sex trafficked in London as a student. It can happen to anybody'
I got a lot of sex education at school. Topics UK news The Observer. The essay may have been published half a century ago, but the concerns it raises continue to loom large in American culture today. Young Mods kissing in the street in London, Many of those from ethnic minority backgrounds knew little about about how to prevent and identify the symptoms of STIs, and black Caribbean young men were more likely than others to have risky sex.