When Did Porn Become Sex Ed?

"The other day, I got an email from a 21-year-old college senior about sex — or perhaps more correctly, about how ill equipped she was to talk about sex. The abstinence-only curriculum in her middle and high schools had taught her little more than 'don’t,' and she’d told me that although her otherwise liberal parents would have been willing to answer any questions, it was pretty clear the topic made them even more uncomfortable than it made her.

So she had turned to pornography. 'There’s a lot of problems with porn,' she wrote. 'But it is kind of nice to be able to use it to gain some knowledge of sex.'"

Read full article by Peggy Orenstein (The New York Times)

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