“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” takes a look at the current state of Sex Ed

In this hilarious video created by the producers of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” the host takes a critical look at the current state of sex education, and highlights the need to restructure America’s current approach to having meaningful conversations about sex.

To watch John Oliver’s report on America’s sex education system, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0jQz6jqQS0

Read a professor of medicine’s outraged tweets from her son’s abstinence-only sex ed class

Originally posted on VOX

Alice Dreger, a professor of medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern University, has written about the importance of honesty in sex education. So when she learned that her son’s heath class was abstinence-only, she went to see what they were being taught.

Her son let her join him in class, where she sat at the back of the room and live-tweeted the proceedings:

(There’s much more of this on Dreger’s Twitter timeline.)

The federal government spent $1.3 billion on abstinence-only sex education between 1996 and 2009, even though a federally funded study in 2007 found the approach had no effect on when students started having sex, whether they had safe sex, or how many partners they had.

Why it’s more important than ever to fix the way we teach sex in schools.

Porn is now part of everyday life, say teenagers

Porn is entertainment for adults!  You wouldn’t watch “Fast & the Furious” to learn how to drive, and you shouldn’t watch porn to learn about sex.  In order to stress this fact, porn must be openly talked about along with other aspects of sex. Read more of the article from Indepent.co.uk here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/most-young-people-agree-that-porn-creates-unrealistic-views-of-sex–but-they-still-admit-watching-it-9679160.html   Porn