I actually really enjoy coming up with titles for my blogs, it’s one of my favourite parts.
Today will be a short one as I went camping on the weekend and I am still behind on the work I had missed because I took time off… HEAVENS! SHE TOOK A HOLIDAY! :P
This is a topic that comes up pretty frequently for me in conversation.
It stuns me frequently how poorly educated about sexual health some people are.
Nearly every single time I hang out with my friends at least one of them asks me a question about sexual health and sexual mental health.
What shocks me even more, is that this lack of education has led to a lack of respect between persons engaging in sex.
The thing I would like to point out mostly is one that has been in our media frequently recently.
The Steubenville rape trial.
During the investigation, a few people noted that there were quite a few witnesses to this incident… And what struck me and quite a few other people is that none of them stepped in to stop the actions of those two young men.
When asked why they did not stop the event from occurring they responded that they didn’t know they were doing anything wrong.
They did not know that what those young men were doing was rape.
This, in my opinion, has come from a lack of education about sex and sexuality.
For a group of people to not even know what rape is, is surely a sign that society has failed these young people.
Right here I want to acknowledge the fact that even if we introduce mandatory sexual education into schools, that rape will (sadly) still happen. Rapists will rape regardless of how much they know.
HOWEVER! It will go a long way to help prevent incidents like the Steubenville case from happening again.
Surely that means something to you.
We need to educate ourselves and our future generations not only about the functions of sex and reproduction, but we also need to ensure that we are teaching and learning about respectful sexual practices as well.
We need to teach the next generations that all peoples are equal and perfect and deserving of respect.
I’d like to point out that I am not a doctor or a nurse.
I do have a degree in Biology, and a back ground in the sex industry… PORNO! WOO!
But by no means am I an expert and if you have any concerns in relation to your sexual health you should definitely visit your doctor or even your local sexual health clinic.
(Just type “[insert town/city of choice here] sexual health clinic” into your search engine of choice – lets not kid ourselves, you’re going to use Google – and TA-DA! Clinic!)
Sorry it was so short today… I will write you something more awesome next week.
Lots of love,