Debate Guide: Prior experience
Children may not only need a sex education, but an education in sexual practises. If sex is to be taken as such a big deal, or such a dangerous practice (highly questionable concepts anyway), does it not make sense that young people should be educated in responsible practice; how to use contraception, avoid physically painful inductions, etc? Practical education is always better than a textbook and in the case of sex, it could teach us how to have fun, bring a partner to orgasm, or differentiate potential rapists from lovers. It would also appear that such an education is better undertaken in the supportive, caring environment of close friends and family - in fact just the situation that we currently restrict 'our' children to. Thus, we can guarantee that our young are confident and ready for independence, once their time comes.