Comment of the Week: The Sex Ed Teacher Blues by Em & Lo | 4 Chime in! photo by our “wise guy” Figleaf I have the privilege of teaching sex ed to my sixth graders. However, there are so many limitations to what I can tell my kids. It can be SO frustrating. I am deeply spiritual and a devout Christian but I have no intention of forcing my beliefs on my kids. I simply want them to know more than what the textbook includes like self-pleasure and how men’s needs differ from women’s needs. If I had had someone who was willing to be very open and frank about human sexuality when I was in junior high and high school, I don’t think I would have ended up pregnant as a teenager. After growing up with so many misconceptions about sex I am very thankful for having a man in my life that has helped me to be relaxed and open to some wonderful possibilities sexually. I remember getting so much misinformation about sex from friends, media, and my parents. I would gladly welcome the parents of my students to sit in on a discussion about the sexual side of being human with my students. They may have more questions than my students invariably do. — Brad’s Angel, commenting on the post “All I Really Needed to Know I Learned from Porn” Masturbation,Men vs. Women,Sex Ed SHARE THIS | 4 Chime in!