1. We had a teacher unwrap a piece of candy and pass it around the room. The last person was asked if they would eat the candy after everyone had touched it. This was meant to symbolize purity or some shit but was foiled when my friend ate the candy lmao
2. The teacher said that you can only really love one sexual partner and that’s why it’s so important that your spouse be your first and only partner. One of my classmates raised her hand and said, “My mom died when I was a baby and my dad’s been married to my stepmom for ten years. Does that mean he only loves one of them?”
The teacher just looked uncomfortable and moved on to how premarital sex causes depression.
3. I was given a diagram of the female anatomy in which the clitoris had been erased– as in someone went into MS paint and whited it out on a line drawing of the exterior of the vulva. The urethra, vagina, labia, anus were labelled, and then at the top of the labia, it was whited out.
4. Don’t shower while on your period, you will stop bleeding and then you will have gyno problems. Girls that wear thongs are going to damage their genitals.
5. My church based sex ed claimed that foreplay involved things like reciting poetry to one another or playing the violin together.
I guess their plan was for us to be so bad at foreplay we’d never have sex.
6. When your penis touches a girl’s private parts she gets pregnant.
7. That you only have a finite amount of love to give and if you give it away to people before you’re married you won’t have any left for your partner
8. Condoms have microscopic holes and don’t actually prevent pregnancy and definitely will not stop you from getting AIDS because the virus is so small it will magically go through the latex.
9. The school loved to teach “Sex will always result in pregnancy, and with abortion being the unforgivable sin you’re damned if you get pregnant, same if you terminate it, and a load of other sh*t…
They changed things after a kid whos folks knew the teacher asked if it happens every time, why don’t you have one?
(she had been having fertility issues for awhile)
Yes the teacher lost her cool and sent him to the office. We never got told anything aside from they were pulling the class? I mean lets be real, it was a small town about 15yrs ago at a religious school, word got out and they had to do damage control.
and yes, this kid was ruthless when he wanted to be
10. That the actual vagina opening is as small as the tip of a pencil. I also never knew women didn’t pee from their vaginas until I was 16. I’m 19 now and learned more from shitposts on the internet than I ever had in school.
11. The instructor gave all the boys in the class chewing gum and let them chew on it for a few minutes. Then she asked them if any of them wanted to share. Of course none did. Then she asked if they didn’t want to share gum, why would they want to share sex partners?
This was in a co-ed class so all the girls in the class got to see too.
12. I can’t think of anything cuh-razy, but I think it’s because we generally weren’t told much at all. They tried to scare us – condoms aren’t effective, chances are super high you’ll get an STD or get pregnant, watch this horrific slide show of worst-case-scenario STDs and then watch this video of crying women who regret the abortion they got after getting pregnant from their first sexual encounter.
But most topics were just vaguely circled. Some super uncomfortable, young youth pastor came and “educated” us, but he would only refer to genitalia as the “underwear zone.” We were able to write questions on a slip of paper to be answered anonymously, but he only read about 10% of them and deemed the rest inappropriate.
Shocker, we had a lot of teenage pregnancies.
13. We were shown a video where a lady said she could tell if a girl was a virgin just by looking into her eyes. The implication was that premarital sex causes your spirit to die so that you become just a shell with nothing to offer.
I’m sure you can guess that she didn’t say the same applied for the boys, as if teenage girls are the only ones to blame for anyone having premarital sex.
14. I was in an all girls Abstinence class in middle school and they said you will get pregnant if you have sex before marriage. They never mentioned protection
9th grade year, I took another sexual education class and the class was once again only speaking about abstinence and how you will get pregnant if you decide not to wait. Unlike in middle school, they briefly spoke ONLY about condoms and the teacher basically stated they don’t work. I’m a senior rn and throughout highschool, I’ve seen many pregnant girls.
Schools need to understand that only speaking about abstinence is NOT the approach to take. People aren’t going to wait until marriage so instead of scaring young folks, just teach them HOW to be safe.
15. That every time I (a girl) had sex I was giving away a part of my soul. So each sex partner whittled away bits of my soul. If I had sex before marriage my god-given husband would only get a tiny scrap instead of a full half and thus wouldn’t be able to love me as much as he would if I’d waited? Honestly it’s pretty confusing. This was taught in my Christian private school.
16. Condoms don’t always work so it’s better to not use them.
If you ejaculate on a girl (yes, “on”) she will get pregnant. Regardless of if you had sex or not.
Boys get so horny sometimes they can’t control themselves. So girls, it’s up to you to remove temptation for the boys.
Birth control pills disrupt a girl’s hormones so badly she will become barren.
17. I was taught in school that self pleasure was also a sin. So as a young girl discovering her body, every time I masterbated, I’d cry because I thought I was going to hell.
I don’t know how many times I prayed to God asking for forgiveness.
18. Being raised in a Catholic country, we actually had “Religion” class in high-school (2 hrs per week). In that class, the teacher (sometimes a priest, sometimes a highly devout teacher) would touch on sex. Here is one thing I heard repeatedly:
“How will your spouse feel about your love, if you loved so many people before? Will it be as meaningful? It cheapens your love for your spouse”
Sometimes they would talk about molecular structure of a condom and HIV virus:
“Don’t have sex even with a condom – the microscopic holes in rubber are 20-100 times larger than HIV virus so you can still get it”