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The Unspeakable Word Essay

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Censorship has recently grown in today’s spotlight. Everyone is trying to censor books, movies, and paper, even school. You can pray at school, oh wait now you cannot. You do not have to say the pledge of allegiance. Parents today do not want to let their children grow up in the real world. Sorry, but they are going to learn about it one day. Parents act like talking about sex in school is absurd or unheard of. These people are crazy pretending that there little precious baby has never heard the unspeakable word, “SEX!!” Sex needs to be discussed in school and needs to be done in a mature educational manner, and it needs to be discussed in school because it is rare for students to talk to their parents about sex.
It is imperative for all schools to make it mandatory to take a Sex education class while attending a public high school. If you are going to engage in sexual activity, one should at least know what consequences can happen or what is really going on. Some of the most common risks and affects of sex include pregnancy, STDs and STIs, and emotional scars. Having a baby can ruin the couple’s lives that are not ready. Having a baby is expensive and time consuming. STDs and STIs “are infectious diseases that are spread through sexual contact.” (Sexually, Internet). Emotional scars are the long lasting emotions and thoughts that bring that person back to their traumatic experience. People may say that it is the parents’ job to tell their kid when “they’re ready,” but in reality they have been talking about it since at least the 6th grade.
The world is changing; sex is absolutely everywhere, it is on magazines, in the grocery store; on their movies, in their books, even in their conversations. I am not very close with my father and I am sure not going to start a conversation with my mother about sex, so that is why I think that it is the schools responsibility to teach today’s young adults in high school about sex. What if the student does not live with their biological parents; I could not even begin to think to talk about sex with my grandparents. Currently only 22 states and the District of Columbia require public schools to teach sex education, including HIV education. (State, Internet) That is not even half of the United States informing their children about sex.
How do we say that it is okay for schools to teach our children about math, science, history, and numerous other subjects, yet get high and mighty with resentment when biology is taken a step further to focus on sex? People will ask now that it is mandatory for their child to be taught about sex, what will actually go on in the classroom when it is being discussed.
Whether it is safe sex practices or even abstinence, all of these...

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