Kinsey's Philosophy Of Sex Education

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According to the Kinsey Institute of Indiana University (2015), their goal is to advance sexual health and knowledge worldwide. Over the past 60 years, this institution has been a trusted source for research as well as information regarding serious issues affecting sex, gender and reproduction. According to (Whitehead 1994), Dr. Alfred Kinsey the institute founder purported that “sexual satisfaction is a childhood goal”. His philosophy was accepted in 1964 by the Sex Information and Education Council of the Unites States (SIECUS) to educate school children about issues associated with human sexuality. Thus the Kinsey institute was established. Craven (2008) stated ironically, initial funding for the SIECUS was generously donated by “Playboy”…show more content…
However, Advocates are vocal as they say it is time to face the facts, as evidence suggest that a number of teenagers partake in sex are suffering from its harmful effects. These pro sex educations activists bask in this as they state “ If more teenagers are sexually active, why deprive them of the information they need to avoid early pregnancy and disease?” According to Craven (2008) the Unites States (US) is in forefront in the whole world regarding unwanted teenage pregnancies. Moreover, the likelihood of US teenagers becoming pregnant as well as having multiple partners exceed other teenager anywhere else in the world. A recent study revealed that sixty one percent (61%) of all high school seniors have had sexual intercourse, while half are currently sexually active, and twenty one percent (21%) have had four or more partners. More so early sexual activity among American teens has become a major public health…show more content…
Do you want your child in a sex education curriculum in school? Starting at what age? And what, exactly, should children be taught or encouraged to do? Abstain from sex? Practice safe sex? Can we do better than merely providing sexual survival skills? How? Therefore, should we then teach abstinence, comprehensive sex education, abstinence plus or family planning and Health education. Advocates for sex education are both confused and misguided, it seem they have great difficulties in deciding which approach is best. In addition at what age will they introduce sex education in schools will it commence at the preschool, primary or secondary level. However, Craven (2008) stated that the SIECUS advocates for a comprehensive sex education. Included in comprehensive sex education is the claim for outercourse which is noncoital sex, with or without communication, will reduce the likelihood of coitus. Whitehead, states that noncoital sex covers a range of behaviors, from deep kissing to masturbation to mutual masturbation to full body massage. because none of this involves intercourse, sex educators recommend this as a solution for teenagers as it allows for the exploration of their sexuality without consequences. Most people agree that outercourse is a precursor of intercourse. In fact, it could be argued that teaching noncoital sex techniques as a way of reducing the risks of coitus comes close to
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