Things people discover, I tell ya.
Despite sex education in schools and information from friends, parents, medical professionals, the Internet and the mass media, many young women and men don’t know “sex was supposed to feel good,” says researcher Sarah Flicker, a professor of environmental studies at York University.
She was involved in a major study of more than 1,200 Toronto teens.
The ground-breaking report found the young people surveyed aren’t getting what they want from sex education — information about sexual pleasure and relationships.
“Over the years, we have gotten a very clear sense from youth that while they appreciate concrete information on sexual health, pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, they have at the same time sensed a lack of attention and discomfort on the part of educators to focus on human relations,” said McKay, who recalls being part of a panel 20 years ago with a group of teens.
“One of the teenaged boys said: ‘We’ve had it up to here with the condom talk. If you want us to use condoms, try talking about relationships and having good relationships’.”
Allow me to go get my crusty old goat hat once again, and ask: Where are the parents? Aren’t they supposed to talk about the importance of having good relationships? That perhaps good committed relationships between people who are somewhat older than 13, have the potential to lead to good sex, not the other way around? Oh, and one more thing: If teenagers are having as much sex as we suspect, and still don’t know it’s “supposed to feel good,” why on earth are they doing it then? Isn’t hedonism supposed to be fun?by