Sex education is important. The level of sexual immorality we have all over the world is appalling, especially in Africa where our beliefs and traditional stoicness is preventing parents from teaching their children sexual values that should be imposed the moment a child knows how to differentiate their reproductive organs.
When I was growing up, I could talk to my mum about sex, many people always wondered how we managed to remain close, talk about boys, sex and almost every other thing. This openness with my mother allowed me to make matured decisions about my sexuality in life and this is how I learnt that it is vital for parents to talk to their kids about sex. Here are three reasons why.
Level of Immorality has increased drastically
Father raping daughters, neighbours, drivers, uncles, aunts, friends, the list goes on an on. All these individuals listed are potential sexual predators. A few days ago, a driver raped his boss’s 13-year-old daughter. She got pregnant and he even had the guts to send her mother some money to abort the child after he got out of jail. The level of immorality in our society had declined, things are getting worse by the day, you cannot raise your kids to be ignorant about sexual predators and their antics, there are paedophiles everywhere.
School is not safe
There is a seven-year-old boy who has had sex with over five girls in his lifetime, he started after he saw his mum sleeping with their neighbour in their one-room apartment so he just assumed that it was normal. He goes to school and shares gory details of the act with his friends who also pass it around. So if you think you think because you don’t allow your kids to play with other people after school, they are protected from these gory realities, think again.
Age-Appropriate Sex Education Now Exists
There is age appropriate sex education these days so you don’t have to worry about what you are teaching your kids and how much information is too much information.