Kids aren’t learning about sex in schools or even “in the streets” these days. They are learning it from porn. Most have no other choice.
The NYTimes Sunday Review stated a compelling fact over the weekend. To compensate for the knowledge vacuum caused by the escalating disappearance of sex education in American schools, kids are turning to porn.
Welcome to the “Land of the Misinformed and Ignored” heterosexual boys and girls. We’ve been waiting for you.
“When Did Porn Become Sex Ed?” was written by Peggy Orenstein with a feminist sensibility yet resonates right here at The Sword. Porn has always been an important part of the sex education in a gay man’s life because porn celebrates our sexuality and everything else condemns it. Additionally, “reverse cowboy” was certainly never taught in any school save the occasional Catholic one a few times.
Standard “sex ed” occurs in less than half of American high schools currently. Only 23 states require it; only 13 mandate medical accuracy. Porn is filling in the blanks. What is both notable and joyful to me was learning that the current Generation Z is utilizing porn in a much healthier way than Generations A-Y could comprehend. They do so without shame and with a much greater sense of self and truth.
“In fact, according to a survey of college students in Britain, 60 percent consult pornography, at least in part, as though it were an instruction manual, even as nearly three-quarters say that they know it is as realistic as pro wrestling.”
The article also mentions that high school Brits and buggery are equal opportunity employers. A British medical journal found that it was mainly 16-18 boys who pushed for “fifth base,” anal sex. But as Indiana University discovered. American boys would rather go in the attic than the basement.
“Boys, meanwhile, used masturbating on their own as a reason girls should perform oral sex, which was typically not reciprocated. As one of a group of college sophomores informed me, “Guys will say, ‘A hand job is a man job, a blow job is yo’ job.’ ” The other women nodded their heads in agreement.
Discussions of blowjobs and ass banging occurred in high schools before the internet. The difference is now high schoolers are learning more about sex from porn than in a biology class. Parents who couldn’t handle their sexuality got a pass from teachers who used to do the instruction for them. Growing numbers are getting too freaked even for that. Porn is picking up the slack. Just like it did for us all along.Society at large has a responsibility to separate fact from fiction like this for their young, Just like we have to separate fear from truth like this for ours.
Since pornographers are now sex ed teachers even if only by default, imagine if modern study sessions looked like this. Or better yet, just watch.
“A hand job is a man job, a blow job is yo’ job.” The other women nodded their heads in agreement.” Agreement! Certaily no arguments here. It must be true then. Pornographers have replaced sex ed teachers in America.
Sex ed in less than half of our schools: did that surprise you too?