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Importance of Sex Education

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Lack of Sex Education is one of the reasons why teenage pregnancy exist. Whether we admit it or not, it is one of the topics that our parents rarely discuss with us. The reasons that I think why parents do not discuss it with their children are culture and awkwardness/ being uncomfortable. It may be difficult and uncomfortable to explain to a growing child, but it is important.

This post of Durex_ph is a perfect example of being uneducated about Sex Education, other people don't take it seriously as if it was a joke. Many people have reacted "haha" to advertisements like this as if it just promotes having sex. But these kinds of advertisements of contraceptive brands aim to promote safe sex and eliminate teenage pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, STDs, and AIDS.

Why is it important to be aware of using contraceptives?

First and foremost, using contraceptives helps you to avoid getting pregnant or getting someone pregnant while still enjoying your sex life. Aside from this, it avoids you to not getting sick and not procuring sexually transmitted illnesses.

Trust me, you should make time to understand and learn about sex education. Why? Using contraceptives will help you to have a better life even if you have a sexually active life.

Babies are blessings when you are wanting one but if you had one when you're not yet ready, then it will just be difficult for you and especially your child.

Contraceptives avoid unwanted pregnancies, will let you enjoy your sex life, will let you have greater opportunities for yourself. If you are not yet ready to become a parent, use contraceptives. Do not ruin a child's life for your indecisiveness.

Contraceptives help you...

All of the things that were mentioned above have explanations.

Avoid Unwanted pregnancy. By the use of contraceptives, you can avoid unwanted pregnancy. But why do other people don't like unwanted pregnancies?

  1. Most probably they are too young (e.g. teenagers, young adults, still studying, chasing after their dreams, etc.)

  2. Not financially ready.

  3. Doesn't want to have a kid at all.

  4. Not ready for the responsibility

  5. And some don't want to have a child because they don't want their partners to have divided attention.

Let you live a sexually active life. Many people that have a sexually active life tend to use contraceptives. It makes their sex life more fun and safe. They don't want to worry about unwanted pregnancy.

Will let you have greater opportunities for yourself. How many parents or friends do you know that stop chasing after their dreams after having a child? Maybe one of these people are your people e.g. parents, friends,or yourself.

Having a child is a big responsibility. Infants that will depend their life on you. I know some people that gave up their dreams after having a child. Sometimes it's not their choice to decide for it.

Contraceptives will not just let you have greater opportunities for yourself but they will let you be able to provide the best life for yourself or your child someday.

If you are not yet ready to become a parent use contraceptives. Many children suffer from mistreatment by their parents. Sometimes the children became the punching bag when their parents are having a hard time. It's sad and it makes me angry that this is the reality of some children.

If you are going to make impulsive decisions and it involves the possibility of having a child, then consider thinking about it. Decide for yourself and the kid.

I am glad that None Government Organizations are partaking in campaigning about safe sex by giving away free contraceptives for Filipino women. In this way, the Filipinos are slowly becoming knowledgeable about the advantages of using contraceptives. And I think with more men and women expressing their need for sexual and reproductive rights, this kind of campaign should continue to reach more people.

I respect other people's culture and religious beliefs but I want them to still consider thinking of using contraceptives and be more realistic.

As I campaign for the use of contraceptives, I also campaign for health check-ups. If you are sexually active and do not use protection, get yourself check. Do not wait for your immune system to give up on you. There are ways that you can still be sexually active and free from illnesses. Go follow love yourself. ph on IG and Twitter.

It is now the time to educate ourselves with Sex Education. Ask yourself, can you even say the Tagalog words of your genitalia without feeling awkward?

Some kids have been violated and all they know about their genitalia is their "cookie". Do not let that thing to happen to your child where he/she can't explain what he/she is experiencing. Do not make it to a point where you can't understand what your child is trying to say to you.


Author's Note:

I hope I get to help people with this kind of article. Enlightening and letting them think the reality is my goal. If some of you might get offended by this, I am sorry but we should think of the reality.

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Good read. However I would and not encourage my boys, kuya (12) and bunso (8)

"Let you live a sexually active life. Many people that have a sexually active life tend to use contraceptives. It makes their sex life more fun and safe. ".

Christian as I am, sex isn't something to be dealt lightly with. Perhaps its the current mindset that having sex is ok, I dont really know. Mayhaps, core value should needed be reinforced. Oh! People can survive without sex. We need to really work on core values and morals nowadays. Its not just simply about niceness or politeness, this should be about integrity, responsibility, accountability. To encourage concepts on loose sex... oh my! my boys is leaving in an age although it has been happening for ages but it more pronounced now than ever... if this was encourage you see, it encourages a lot especially for those, unwarranted relationships: live-in, separation, querrida and a lot more. Call me conservative, I really dont mind.

Me? Personally I don't mind because I'm single again and I'm not in a relationship for almost a decade now. I just can't imagine the horrors it brings to family if this was highly encouraged. My concern is increment increase of broken marriages, lets not go abroad, just local. That even personalities are highly exposing such behaviour, flaunting it actually. Of course, its entertaining and exciting but have we thought about the agrieved party, -especially the children? The embarrassment and humiliation? Just my thoughts, my concerns. I'm sorry.

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Oh my bad. I didn't made it clear. Uhm this article was supposed to educate the sexually active individuals. And as you may have read, I've mentioned having a kid in the article. Sex isn't actually to be encouraged to people but sex education should be imposed on them. Why? There may be possibilities of having unwanted pregnancy and STDs.

But using contraceptives is not an excused to have a third party. It will never be an excuse. I understand your thoughts since we all are have different beliefs. Actually, I appreciate you commenting this. Comments like this from an actual parent educates me. Maraming salamat po sa comment mong ito. 😃❤️

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I do understand this is about sex education. "But using contraceptives is not an excused to have a third party." But today's generation are rather bold and shameless. I've heard stories from this generation that they have different sex partners everyday, if they liked the person, go if not, NEXT!I was simply given that answer. And they don't mind if their partner is married or not, until they day of reckoning happened. Well, still that didn't stopped her, to think she is a girl, though she was on her early 20 at least she had finished college. She has kids of her own living with her man but still unwed due to the fact she knows, anytime she may want to be with someone else.

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2 months ago

That's bad. It just shows what kind of woman is she. She's not committed to her partner and most probably if the worse happens, the kids will suffer.

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2 months ago

most filipinos are so ignorant when it comes to "sex" kahit nga kapag na memention yan sa klase yung iba mag e ew pa nga eh. Gusto nila self taught, na kaya yung iba gumagaya nalang sa mga nakikita nila sa ibang sites which is hindi naman totoo lahat. It's so sad to think na yung numbers of teenage moms are increasing tas mostly yung mga walang stable job yung parents.

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2 months ago

Mostly those people na nag "ew", they are the ones tuloy na curious tas result on watching pornography. It's a bad thing since most of the events that happens on the video that they see are scripted.

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2 months ago

If only may ganito ano. As for me mas dapat talagang may idea sila kung anonh mangyayari if mag engage sila sa ganyan. Hindi yong basta nalang aano.

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2 months ago

There are schools here in the Philippines that has sex education on their curriculum. Mostly international schools, I'm not sure kung sa ibang state/public schools kung meron din. If only people are educated about these things, then they wouldn't be curious about it and figure it out themselves.

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2 months ago

It is interesting that in this time of internet and information everywhere these things still happen....

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2 months ago

Yup, it still happens but it can be avoided if only everyone is open to talk about it.

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2 months ago

This is a great reminder for everyone. We all going to be there and facing the reality will save innocent life especially if it is unwanted.

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2 months ago

Yup, may this article be a way to educate some people about sex education.

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2 months ago

So true actually one thing that gets me soo pressed is that parents don't talk to children about this more so conservative parents and children end up learning these things from their friends who also don't know as well. it's hard when society considers sex a taboo to the point of not educating the next generation causing a lot of miscommunication and damage..

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amm... I dont really think they dont want to talk about it but rather, there are moments and events that are really just too embarrassing to talk about. So instead, its not communicated and surpressed.

People don't talk about something because that something also embarrassing to talk about especially when actively done and there is some hint of guilt or shame, -some shade of naughtiness. And its not talked about because they dont know how to talk about it, where and how to start. Perhaps that, trying to hide the "dirty concept" that triggers emotions that may lead to disclore of unwarranted relationships or memories that resides in the recesses of their minds, who knows.

I myself begun to wonder how am i going to talk sex with my kuya (12) since he is entering the age. But i was saved by a topic that lead him to tell me that "you taught me sex mami!". hahaha! I was speechless and dumbheaded. So I asked him how and he told me "you taught me how to read!" Oh! the basics. and I asked him, what do you know about sex? and he said, "Oh mami, its simple, look at the dogs! they're doing it everywhere..." so that's when i decided he no longer needs the basics just the reinforcements.

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2 months ago

Yeah I get that

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2 months ago

Some even result to watch sexually explicit videos where they think they would be educated. When in fact the things that happens on that video are mostly scripted.

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2 months ago

one thing I know about those videos is that they are utter nonsense, sometimes it's like they don't know what they are talking about and are making stuff up as they go along

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2 months ago

I totally agree that sexual education is very important and needs to be implemented in school program. We shouldn't feel uncomfortable when we talk about sex with our kids. Breaking down prejudices will help avoid the unwanted consequences of sexual ignorance.

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2 months ago

It is just the "culture" that keeps us stopping from being sexually educated. If only others would realize that some cultures and traditions should stop now.

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