What is Sex Education?


What is Sex Education?

When someone says “Sex Education”, the general understanding is it’s an education regarding sex as an ‘ACT’. 

It is not so. Sex education is educating, empowering and preparing the young adults on issues relating to human sexuality, emotional relations and responsibilities towards sex, human reproductive system, sexual activitysexual reproductionreproductive healthreproductive rightssafe sexbirth control and sexual abstinence. Sex education that covers all of these aspects is known as “comprehensive sex education”.

It is extremely important to provide the young people with the skills they need. It is the key to healthy decision-making. 

As the children grow up to be young adults, they face situations about relationships, sexuality, and sexual behavior. The decisions they make can impact their psychological, physical and sexual health for the rest of their lives. Every person has the right to lead a healthy life, and so do these young adults. It is our responsibility as a society to make sure that we prepare the youth by providing them with comprehensive sexuality education that gives them the tools they need to make healthy decisions. 

Telling them to avoid any sexual interactions would backfire because their curiosity is at the peak and they are also bombarded with sexual messages from all sides. It becomes extremely difficult to educate these young adults about appropriate and inappropriate behaviour. The society in the real world says wait till marriage, but the same society uses sex to sell. There are many confused messages the youth are receiving from all sides. It is not enough to tell them to refrain from sexual activity. The young people need more. They need honest answers, age appropriate information and skills necessary to help them take responsibility for their decision.

When the kids are taught with gender equality in the learning material, it effectively results in reducing risky behaviour among the students. It is important as parents to sensitize the children regarding the opposite gender. The schools should further take it up to emphasis on it because that’s where the children interact with each other the most.

Sex education is a kind of holistic education. It teaches an individual about self-acceptance and the attitude and skills of interpersonal relationship. It also helps an individual to cultivate a sense of responsibility towards others as well as oneself. 


  • The objectives of sex education is to help children understand the bodies of men and women.
  • Acquire the knowledge of the reproductive systems of both genders
  • Know the journey from conception to birth.
  • Teach children to establish and accept the role and responsibility of their own gender by acquiring the knowledge of sex. 
  • To understanding the differences and similarities between two genders.
  • To teach about sexuality which encourages the children to develop personal values.
  • Children learn to respect themselves and others. 
  • Children who understand and value themselves and others are better at developing meaningful and respectful relationships. 
  • The children will be able to manage their lives and develop the necessary skills to prepare them for current and future life challenges.
  • It busts the myths which students often hear from many sources.
  • It prepares the children for changes which they will experience during puberty and help them to accept change as a normal part of growing up.
  • It provides an opportunity for students to learn about their changing bodies in a positive environment free from discrimination or prejudice.
  • It also provides children with consistent knowledge and information, which help them to deal with peer pressure.
  • Sex Ed provides a platform to children to be able to discuss concerns openly and honestly with trusted adults.
  • It helps children to take correct decisions and to approach problems and situations with confidence.

Sexuality education speaks about a range of relationships, not only sexual relationships. Children become aware and recognise these relationships long before they act on their sexuality and therefore they need the skills to understand their bodies, relationships and feelings from an early age.

Sexuality education provides an opportunity for students to develop media literacy skills. Young children actually believe the advertisements on TV and insist to their parents to bring those products home. It is important for the children to get an understanding of what really this media is all about and how untrue it is. Sex Education gives these children the understanding which are essential to help them interpret, and evaluate such messages and imagery related to sexuality, relationships and gender.


Let’s EDUACTE our children to understand themselves, EMPOWER them to take decisions & ERADICATE the taboo and hesitation around SEX & SEXUALITY!!


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