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As long as sex is dealt with in the current confusion of ignorance and sophistication, denial and indulgence, suppression and stimulation, punishment and exploitation, secrecy and display, it will be associated with a duplicity and indecency that lead neither to intellectual honesty nor human dignity.

Most parents fear that if teachers talk to teens about sex in a classroom, the information will somehow trigger their interest in it–as if teens have not heard of sex before taking a health class on it.”

For many children and teenagers, sex education class provides the only place they can hope to receive accurate, non-judgmental information about their bodies, untainted by religion, politics, or the entertainment and advertising industries. Sex is a natural and integral part of life, and young people must have the subject demystified in order to come to their own conclusions about what is and isn’t healthy behavior.

Most sex ed…

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