Why Are We Afraid to Talk About Sex?

As a society, we have so many hang-ups about sex.  If we would address that head on, we’d have a lot less problems related to it.  It’s just part of our nature. That’s not to say that I’m advocating free love, or everybody having sex at the drop of a hat. 


But I think that the fact that we’re not talking about this, that we’re not educating kids on anything besides abstinence, that it’s something that we’re really afraid of as parents, as educators to talk about is a shame.  Because I think we could do a lot more good by addressing sex and what it can do to you, what it can’t do to you, straight on. 

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