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Old April 7th, 2019, 03:28 PM   #1
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Default UK Channel 4 programme "Let's talk about sex"

(I did think about putting this in the TV or education section, but it seems a better fit here. It might get moved though)

So in the UK the other day there was a hilarious programme on Channel 4 called Let's Talk About Sex, which looked at sex ed videos from the past and around the world and then had kids watch them with their parents and discuss/react to them. Some of the videos were... just unbelievable - one of the Scandinavian ones especially...

My question is this: what sex ed do you get before/during puberty where you are?

My experience of the current UK sex ed is that it is pretty functional - puberty, mechanics of sex, contraception, done.
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Old April 7th, 2019, 03:39 PM   #2
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being homeschooled i didn't/don't really get much, my mom doesn't like talking about it and my dad is out of the picture. Most of what i know comes from the web

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Old April 7th, 2019, 03:51 PM   #3
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being homeschooled i didn't/don't really get much, my mom doesn't like talking about it and my dad is out of the picture. Most of what i know comes from the web
After seeing some of the weirder videos on that program, your way is probably not bad tbf
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After seeing some of the weirder videos on that program, your way is probably not bad tbf
well, perhaps, defo better than ducks and over enfusiastic skandiavian chicks

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well, perhaps, defo better than ducks and over enfusiastic skandiavian chicks
That duck was disturbing and yeah, wtf was that woman doing? I hope they warned him she was going to do that.

Also, I don't think there is enough money in the world to make me go on national television with parents and talk about sex ed videos
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That duck was disturbing and yeah, wtf was that woman doing? I hope they warned him she was going to do that.

Also, I don't think there is enough money in the world to make me go on national television with parents and talk about sex ed videos
idek, just, why? why lift it up, its quite confunsing.


LOL. hell would have to freeze over before i would ever do something like that

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idek, just, why? why lift it up, its quite confunsing.
Yeah - as if the whole live models thing wasn't weird enough
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Yeah - as if the whole live models thing wasn't weird enough
ikr? and her enthusiasm, just.... *shudder*

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ikr? and her enthusiasm, just.... *shudder*
Hell yeah.

I'm trying to remember where they said it was from. Did they say it was Norwegian? It looked fairly modern - maybe there're some Norwegians on here that can explain wtf was going on
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Mine was pretty rustic - the basic anatomy at 11, the scientific side of reproduction by 14. Nothing too detailed (probably because there's no enforced curriculum before GCSEs)
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Hell yeah.

I'm trying to remember where they said it was from. Did they say it was Norwegian? It looked fairly modern - maybe there're some Norwegians on here that can explain wtf was going on
Scandinavian countries are generally very open about sex and sexual education.

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Scandinavians r more liberal when it comes to sex.
NO I would not go on Tv to discuss sex with my
parents. Id cringe.
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My experience of the current UK sex ed is that it is pretty functional - puberty, mechanics of sex, contraception, done.
This is pretty much the same in school in my area. Parents (Dad) filled in a lot more than was covered there.

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Hell yeah.

I'm trying to remember where they said it was from. Did they say it was Norwegian? It looked fairly modern - maybe there're some Norwegians on here that can explain wtf was going on
I think she was acting like that because of the absurd age range of what i think was 9-12?

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I think she was acting like that because of the absurd age range of what i think was 9-12?
Yeah, I think that's what they said. Although I suppose it wasn't as graphic as the 70s UK one that was basically really grim porn

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Yup, apparently so! Was just surprising just how full-frontal it was for that age group
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Yeah, I think that's what they said. Although I suppose it wasn't as graphic as the 70s UK one that was basically really grim porn
true dat lol.

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From what I read and seen on TV, the UK has the worst sexual education of all Western countries.

A Belgium very popular sex therapist Goedele told on Dutch TV how shocked she was about the lacking knowledge of sex under UK teenagers. She has given sex-classes in the UK and wasn't surprised about the high number of pregnancies and STD's among teenagers, because of the bad or non-existing proper sexual education at UK schools.

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That actually sounds like a programme I'd watch lol. From what you described sex education in Australia doesn't sound much different from the UK. We just got taught the very basics in year 7 and year 8 but nothing much more than that.
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From what I read and seen on TV, the UK has the worst sexual education of all Western countries.

A Belgium very popular sex therapist Goedele told on Dutch TV how shocked she was about the lacking knowledge of sex under UK teenagers. She has given sex-classes in the UK and wasn't surprised about the high number of pregnancies and STD's among teenagers, because of the bad or non-existing proper sexual education at UK schools.
I think it's mainly because government policy only really focuses on certain key periods of education - introduction into formal education at 5, the first formal assessment at 11, the first formal qualifications at 16 and the second formal qualifications at around 18. Any other periods between them or subjects that cover non-essential (non-examined) content like Sex Ed tend not to be focused on so some schools, like my own, don't nearly put enough resources or focus onto it. Some year groups were taught how to use condoms and how to recognise healthy relationships whilst others (like mine) didn't really get taught anything.
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That actually sounds like a programme I'd watch lol. From what you described sex education in Australia doesn't sound much different from the UK. We just got taught the very basics in year 7 and year 8 but nothing much more than that.
It was hilarious and eye-opening. I'm sure it'll be available somehow.

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I think it's mainly because government policy only really focuses on certain key periods of education - introduction into formal education at 5, the first formal assessment at 11, the first formal qualifications at 16 and the second formal qualifications at around 18. Any other periods between them or subjects that cover non-essential (non-examined) content like Sex Ed tend not to be focused on so some schools, like my own, don't nearly put enough resources or focus onto it. Some year groups were taught how to use condoms and how to recognise healthy relationships whilst others (like mine) didn't really get taught anything.
Yup - like getting taught contraception by a random maths teacher who didn't want to be there either and is reading from a screen. What use is that?

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From what I read and seen on TV, the UK has the worst sexual education of all Western countries.

A Belgium very popular sex therapist Goedele told on Dutch TV how shocked she was about the lacking knowledge of sex under UK teenagers. She has given sex-classes in the UK and wasn't surprised about the high number of pregnancies and STD's among teenagers, because of the bad or non-existing proper sexual education at UK schools.
Doesn't surprise me! "Just ignore it and don't talk about it, it'll sort itself out" is practically a national motto - it's what those god awful Keep Calm posters should say instead

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