QUESTIONS ABOUT SEXUALITY AND CHILDREN | SEX EDUCATION


HOW TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS?
SEXUAL EDUCATION FROM CHILDHOOD

Imagine that we want to protect our children from the dangers of traffic and we give them a road safety course where the premise is: “The less they know, the better”. Or imagine that we teach them geography, but only through our personal experiences of the world. What would the world map be like if we could only talk about the places we have visited?

Whether we like it or not, we are educated in sexuality from birth, often without realizing it: how we talk to them, fuck them, dress them, hug them, the toys we give them, if we reward or punish them, if they touch their genitals, if you explore your body…
And it is that whether you talk, or if you don’t talk about sexuality, you are giving them information.
The silence tells them that it is a taboo subject, one that cannot be discussed, that it is not discussed in the family. If an erotic scene appears on TV, what do we do? We talked about it? Shall we change the channel? Do we look the other way? All of this is sex education.

In order to answer the questions we are asked, Rosa Sanchís tells us about the 5 Ps (Por (fear), privacitat (privacy), promiscuitat (promiscuity), perill (danger) and practice (practice) What The 5 resistances to take into account to be able to do sexual education in a positive wayhealthy and quality.

THESE ARE THE 5 RESISTORS TO MAKE POSITIVE SEX EDUCATION

Fear

leave it for laternever find the moment for fear of not knowing what to say, it only creates more fear. It is a great educational challenge to teach what we did not learn, and in order to overcome it I have to inform myself but above all treat the subject naturally and from their perspective. The more information you have, the better, not the worse.

Private

Put aside the idea that sexuality education is something exclusive to the private sphere and that you will have knowledge spontaneously for no reason. Comprehensive sex education is a right recognized by the WHO and by UNESCO. And it is that sexual rights are human rights and no one can be deprived of their rights. Sex education has to be worked both from school and from home.

Promiscuity

sex education it helps us to love and accept our bodya respect the limits Already interact safely with freedom from knowledge. Talking about sexuality does not incite anything, informing is not inciting. Having information gives me the ability to make decisions freely. Does taking road safety classes encourage you to drive before having your driver’s license?

Danger

sex education promotes self-knowledge, self-love and sexual health. The danger is learning by trial and error. There are unpleasant situations that we can avoid since they are often due to lack of knowledge. What is a real danger is that the lack of sexual education is associated with discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, aggression, toxic relationships and the increase of STIs.

Practice

sex education teaches us the importance of care, respect and good treatment with ourselves and with other people in relationships. Consent cannot be learned by practicing, it must be already integrated from childhood.

Taking these resistances into account, we can identify them and be able to practice. Likewise, some resources that we can use to answer are:

  • NORMALIZE AND VALIDATE THE QUESTION “What a good question. Why are you asking me that today?”
  • TO ASK “What do you think?” “What do you think?”
  • ANSWER HONESTLY “I know and it is this, or I don’t know”
  • ASK IF YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD “Have I answered your question?”

Above all, sexuality is never finished learningis constantly changing and evolving, when they say: “I already know it all”, it is not possible to know everything. Or when we realize that we tell ourselves “When I’m old enough I’ll tell you everything,” we are alluding to the fact that there is an “everything” and an age in which that everything is said, as if we were going to give you the key to knowledge or a box with everything.

It’s little by little adapting content to ageFor example, at an age suddenly they are not told about consent, because it will be more complicated for them to integrate it than if we have worked on it since childhood. That is why it is little by little, but constant, with loveThe, Information, contrasting information Y by your sideadapting to your needs learning at the same time.

So lower the bar, because you can’t and don’t have to know everything!

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QUESTIONS ABOUT SEXUALITY AND CHILDREN | SEX EDUCATION


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