The Moral Necessity of Comprehensive Sex Education

Author Name: 
Victoria Bryers
Date Paper Written: 
Tue, 08/05/2008
Institution: 
Langara College
Summary: 

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.