Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Sex Education

This video is kind of long, but worth watching. It's regarding the state of sexual education within our current educational system, here in the United States.

Sex education varies widely between school districts, leaving many teens without comprehensive information. We made a video that covers what some schools are too embarrassed to teach. Connect with Last Week Tonight online..

I find it maddening that we still have some states in which abstinence-only education is the only "sex" education that kids receive. Then there are apparently only 13 states which are required to provide factually accurate sexual education. Just 13!

How are kids supposed to keep themselves protected from STIs and from getting pregnant if they don't have the basic information to keep themselves safe? How are they supposed to know that their desires are normal if they're shamed into suppressing them for fear of pissing off their god, family, and community?

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Teaching kids to abstain from sex doesn't actually keep them from fucking around with one another. All it does it cause them to fumble around more when they do eventually get busy with one another - and trust me, they will get busy with one another - and motivates them to keep it all hush-hush so that no one else finds out about it. Except, the kids eventually talk to one another and then spread misinformation amongst themselves as they try to piece together how it all works. Most of the time, they'll get it all wrong. And now you get to become a grandma or grandpa way younger than you were hoping for. Congratulations!

This shit just pisses me off. Anyways, watch the video so you can be pissed off too. We might as well all be annoyed together.