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    Re: Should schools include gay sex as part of sex education curriculum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    No. The physical act of intercourse is part of the biological process.

    But some people here are talking about teaching kids the "right way" to have sex. That's not what it should be about.

    And I don't see how gay sex fits in at all.
    Who says its not the schools place to educate children about how adults have sex? Whats so morally wrong with that? I remember watching a virtualized video of it as a child, and at the time it was very informative and interesting and i dont see why it cannot continue to be so. The schools job is to educate us, teaching us how two grown adults have sex, and teaching us how sex is carried out, is not "wrong".
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    Re: Should schools include gay sex as part of sex education curriculum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    The justification for sex education in the school is that it's because students need to learn what it is and what the consequences may be; i.e., pregnancy and the transmittal of disease.
    Which diseases do you feel need to be taught? And what, specifically, would you recommend we teach about them?

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    Re: Should schools include gay sex as part of sex education curriculum?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Who says its not the schools place to educate children about how adults have sex? Whats so morally wrong with that? I remember watching a virtualized video of it as a child, and at the time it was very informative and interesting and i dont see why it cannot continue to be so. The schools job is to educate us, teaching us how two grown adults have sex, and teaching us how sex is carried out, is not "wrong".
    This being a debate site where people state their opinions on matters such as this, I do.

    (To say nothing of it being a POLL.)
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    Re: Should schools include gay sex as part of sex education curriculum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    Which diseases do you feel need to be taught? And what, specifically, would you recommend we teach about them?

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    I'm sure you think you're being quite clever and quite Socratic, but this stuff isn't that complicated. Mention the most common ones and say how to protect against transmission. QED.
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    Re: Should schools include gay sex as part of sex education curriculum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Mention the most common ones and say how to protect against transmission. QED.
    So you believe it's not only appropriate to teach the biology of reproduction as stated in your original post, but also methods to protect against STD transmission.

    The most common and effective methods for STD prevention are abstinence and/or condom use. Should both of these methods be taught?


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    Re: Should schools include gay sex as part of sex education curriculum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    This being a debate site where people state their opinions on matters such as this, I do.

    (To say nothing of it being a POLL.)
    That doesnt answer my question.
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    Re: Should schools include gay sex as part of sex education curriculum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    So you believe it's not only appropriate to teach the biology of reproduction as stated in your original post, but also methods to protect against STD transmission.

    The most common and effective methods for STD prevention are abstinence and/or condom use. Should both of these methods be taught?

    Yes. We need to promote both abstinence and condom use. Abstinence-only sex education is a joke.
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    Re: Should schools include gay sex as part of sex education curriculum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    So you believe it's not only appropriate to teach the biology of reproduction as stated in your original post, but also methods to protect against STD transmission.
    Are you saying I'm changing what I said, or adding to it? I said this originally:

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    I also have no problem with covering STD prevention anymore than I do with teaching dental health.
    But you didn't quote that part when you quoted my post earlier.


    The most common and effective methods for STD prevention are abstinence and/or condom use. Should both of these methods be taught?

    Man, you are about as subtle as a jackhammer.

    Why wouldn't they be?
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    Re: Should schools include gay sex as part of sex education curriculum?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    That doesnt answer my question.
    It certainly does. Your question was:

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Who says its not the schools place to educate children about how adults have sex?
    My answer was:

    This being a debate site where people state their opinions on matters such as this, I do.
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    Re: Should schools include gay sex as part of sex education curriculum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Are you saying I'm changing what I said, or adding to it?
    I don't believe I've changed anything you said. Sorry if there was any confusion.

    Man, you are about as subtle as a jackhammer.
    If trying to pin down exactly what it is you believe is being 'subtle' then I plead guilty. Because your posts do seem a bit ambigous at times, despite the use of exclamations such as quod erat demonstrandum.

    Earlier you said:

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    When did "sex education" change from teaching students how reproduction works to teaching them how to have sex?
    The part I'm unclear about is where and how you make that distinction. For instance, you've indicated that you believe it's appropriate to teach about prevention of STD's. That would entail the use of condoms, wouldn't it? And wouldn't that fall under the 'how to have sex' as opposed to the category of how reproduction works?

    And while they're on the topic of STDs, how do you propose they cover the issue of HIV and AIDS? Do you believe it's reasonable to have a substantive discussion of the risks of HIV without mentioning anal intercourse... either heterosexual or homosexual?

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