Sexlife Journal: from our correspondents - coast to coast
According to survey by Trojan and The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada released on Tuesday, a quarter of Canadian university students have never had vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Of the 72% surveyed who had had sex in the past year, only 51% said they used a condom, despite the fact that 34% described their last encounter as casual.
Given that the rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia have increased dramatically over the past decade, especially among young people, the findings, surprising or not, are unnerving.
This paper examines the conflicting views regarding childhood and adolescent sexual education and the moral frame works from which they developed. Explored issues include childhood exposure to such contentious topics as homosexuality, masturbation, non coital play and alternative relationship forms and what values, if any, should be stressed. It is argued that only comprehensive sex education fulfills the conditions of a functional morality that allows everyone to lead happy, meaningful and productive lives.