What’s Your Sex-Ed Story?

Ok? Bad? Non Existent? We want to hear them all!

Submit your own here

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OK

We played a "game" where everyone had a glass of water except for one person who had ribena. We had to swap bits of our drinks and pretend to be at a party. At the end they said "now you all have STDs".

2008

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Bad

The shame of being told that we were receiving the HPV vaccine because it is most effective in those that aren’t yet sexually active - woops

2008

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Bad

First sex education lesson in school started with a rape joke.

2005

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OK

Some strange video from the perspective of a sperm on it’s journey from inside the man to inside the woman ...

2003

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Bad

We got sex-ed in school. Too much emphasis hearing about what to fear as opposed to how to understand consent, relationships or pleasure.

2018

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Bad

One lunchtime session with the drama teacher, a banana and a condom.

2005

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Bad

All I can remember is a teacher walking into class with a plastic briefcase, and inside was a ‘fake penis’. We all got to put a condom on it and that was that!

2008

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Bad

Condoms, cucumbers and brit-pop made for a weird combination... "Girls who are boys. Who like boys to be girls. Who do boys like they're girls. Who do girls like they're boys”

2004

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Bad

I think I learned most of my sex-ed from cosmopolitan and sex and the city

2009

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BAD

We were never taught that women could (and should) enjoy sex. The focus was on the importance of the man achieving orgasm and the ‘glorious sperm race’.

2006

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OK

I remember my parents buying me a book in reception which showed pictures of people having sex on space hoppers

2002

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BAD

My sex ed was pretty bad and I knew it at the time. I was told that people only had sex if it was a man and a women who went on many dates then fell in love. At the time I put my hand up and disputed it. I was told to shut up by my teacher.

2018

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Non Existent

One religious studies teacher (middle aged conservative man) talked about safe sex and of contraception. I was horrified by the jellyfish (diaphragm) and then the bell rang.

2009

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Non Existent

We had chastity day! People came to school to tell us how 'cool' it was to not have sex, before we got to roll dice. Every time you rolled a six, you were pregnant!

2008

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Bad

We watched a video of a load of males chasing after a ball pretending to be sperm

2009

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Non Existent

Our teacher explained contraception by putting on a video of a singing condom

2005

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Bad

Taught to apply a condom to a large blue plastic penis by a man later convicted of sexually assaulting minor.

2004

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Bad

Age 11 we were shown a full frontal video of a real life woman giving birth...the boy next to me threw up on my shoe

2004

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Non Existent

The closest thing I had was a watching a sex scene from Romeo and Juliet and learning about your sexual reproduction organs for science gcse!

2004

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Bad

The girls got an assembly about periods, contraception etc. but we got nothing! (and thus I still don’t really understand periods)

2004

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Bad

Graphic births and STD visualisations

2015

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BAD

We were split by gender and taken into the girl/boys bathrooms. The teacher was so vague with her language, avoiding saying vulva/vagina.

2004

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Bad

In primary school, we had a lesson about chickens reproducing that went dangerously near the idea, and then sex was never mentioned again in any of my education. T

1996

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Bad

We watched a video of a DOG giving birth!

2005

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Non Existent

Our teacher got distracted by Michael Jackson dying and ended up talking about that instead

2009

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Bad

Boys had to go in a different room when girls were learning about periods, so even now guys in their 20s don't understand periods

2005

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Bad

Crap videos and condoms on bananas, led by the most terrifying teacher! definitely left me scared and unprepared !!

2018

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OK

Science teacher doing his best by letting us write questions on paper and put them in an anonymous box before he read them out (‘is lube cold?’ being the only one I remember)

2003

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Great

Mum bought a couple of books that were pretty good to be fair, one was called ‘living with a willy’, they lived secretly under the laundry bin

2005

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OK

I remember the classic condomed cucumber and various videos of how women give birth and how men get erections.

1999

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Bad

Abstinence to avoid STIs, pleasure was avoided and the normal-ness of tentative-ness wasn't mentioned.

2004

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