But imparting of real knowledge, information about pleasure, eroticism etc to adolescents brings you in conflict with law.
So most kids end up learning about sex from friends and sex videos aka pornography.
There is almost nothing to stop them from their curiosity.
How terrible it must be for child's or an adolescents brain to remain sane offer watching porn !
Part 1 - Sex Education sessions in school
Part 2 - Sex Education at home
Part 3 - What to do if you find that your child is watching porn
Part 1 follows. (2&3 later)
Ideal way for this is to designate a teacher for this job. A teacher who is comfortable with biology and does not look skywards when taking about sex. This teacher should conduct sessions as ongoing activity as a part of life skill exercises.
Most schools do not agree to do this due to whatever reasons. They prefer an "outsider" to do the "dirty" job in a single session.
And this most useful and 100% practical subject gets one miserable hour in entire 10 years of school. Beat that!
When I am invited for this job, this is how I go about it.
First, rules -
2.Sessions should be conducted in sex segregated groups
3.Single age group kids are preferred.
4.30-50 kids in a group is okay.
5.7th std is a good time for first session
Ask them to write ONE most important/burning question they have about sex on that chit. They are instructed NOT to write their name. Question should be written in capital letters to avoid identification of handwriting.
1.When can we start having sex and when does it stop
2. How frequently should we have sex
3. Homosexuality and other variations
4. Size of penis (evergreen query!)
7. What turns women "on"
10. Child abuse
12. Hygiene - body odour, etc.
13. Masturbation (another evergreen query)
I always talk to them about few VITALLY important things -
2. porn and how disconnected it is from real life + harms of porn
Prevention of Sexual Offences Against Children Act (POCSO) - ALL sexual activity under 18 years of age is PUNISHABLE in india. Most kids and their parents are blissfully unaware of the law of land.
Real defense against harm is knowledge
End of Part 1
As usual, constructive criticism is welcome.
One day i aim to publish questions and answers from these sessions. Hajaron Khwaishe Aisi....