Let’s talk about sex. What do you know about sex, is it something you can talk about or is it something you’re ashamed of. Is it for pleasure or just sex? Everybody has different stories, experiences, and opinions about sex, as a kid, coming from a religious and cultural background, it was not appropriate to talk about sex. The only sex education we ever had was the one we got in school and off courses amongst our peers, never with our parents our elders who often avoid talking about it.
Nowadays, problems are all over society arising from a lack of proper sex education. I Am talking about rape, abuse, pregnant teenagers and the list goes on. Yeah, I know it sounds disturbing, but it’s a problem that needs addressing. It all starts when kids get conscious about sex and can’t get proper education about it, then, of course, there are other vices they can use like the internet, tv, and friends who are interested in it too. Most times the wrong ideology is passed to these kids who carry on this mindset even till adulthood.
It is due to this reason that the cases of rape and sexual abuse have continued to rise. Sex education is as vital as any other subject let’s say maths and English, and for the little sex education that exists, it’s either the emphasis is not enough or it is being taught loosely.
Many people experienced sexual abuse at some time in their life, which in turn clouds their judgment about sex. This also affects them in many ways mentally and physically. Making them see society differently especially the opposite sex.
Therapy is a good way to get through sexual abuse, but most times the victims of sexual abuse never come out for fear of being stigmatized by the public. So integration back into society never happens for most victims of sexual abuse.
Let me take a pause and say that sexual abuse is something that happens to both males and females and affects both genders in similar ways.
On the way forward, sex education is something that can not be overemphasized and is paramount for a better society, more so I think parents should educate their children about sex before they go out and get details by themselves, mostly the details they would never approve of. Sex education should be integrated into cultural and religious settings to get the right knowledge around.