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Let’s Talk about Sex…Education: You Could Win Prizes!

Share your sex ed anecdotes or advice during July, and you could win a Jimmyjane Form 2 from Babeland. The topic for the month is sex education and we’ll be posting on this topic in the parenting area during July. We invite you to post a comment here, write something and send it to us, or publish a story on your own site and link back to us. All we ask is that you talk to us about sex ed–we’ve got some suggestions below!

Donate to a Sex Ed Cause

We also invite you to hop over to our parent site, Babeland, where you can donate $5 toward sex education (learn more about SIECUS, the beneficiary). In exchange for your donation, you’ll be given a Jimmyjane Fig Candle ($24 value) for free.

Sex Ed Topics

  • How old were you when you first had sex? Was it safe sex?
  • What do you wish you had known before having sex the first time?
  • How do you bring up the topic of safe sex with partners?
  • If you parent teenagers, what topics have you covered in your own sex ed discussions?
  • What age did you start talking to your kids about sex, and can you share some interesting or funny anecdotes?
  • What was the best piece of sex information you got when you were young and who gave it to you?
  • What was biggest piece of misinformation regarding sex you got when you were young and where did it come from?

Sex Ed Contest Rules
Contest closes on July 31, 2011. One Jimmyjane Form 2 will be awarded and the winner will be chosen from all comments on  momsinbabeland.com during July.
You must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. resident to enter.

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  2. Sex Education: Teenager Style
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  4. October is National Family Sex Education Month
  5. How to Talk to Your Kids About Embarrassing Topics.

topics: Contests, Parenting


7 Responses to “Let’s Talk about Sex…Education: You Could Win Prizes!”

  1. [...] Post a comment in the Parenting Topic, send us your sex education anecdote, or link to this topic during July, and you could win a great prize! Learn more. [...]

  2. Adriane says:

    As far as crazy advice the worst I have heard was the “talk” my husband got from his father. The one and only thing he was told was “go for the ones with the big hooters” Nothing else. Ugh.

  3. Rhiannon George says:

    How old were you when you first had sex? Was it safe sex?
    I was sixteen, and yes, a condom was used. I wast really given a choice in the matter of having sex, but I insisted on the condom, and then got on hormonal birth control the next day.

    What do you wish you had known before having sex the first time?
    Orgasms. I had never experienced one because I never masturbated, so I didn’t think it was possible. Which also lead me into believing that sex was always uncomfortable and sometimes painful and never fun. To be honest I still have never had sex where I orgasmed, and only “discovered” them three years after I became sexually active. With my first vibrator. That’s why I’m the biggest sex you fanatic I know in my group of friends.
    Also I wish I had known that saying “no” to sex doesn’t apply only against strangers. I had never heard once “you can say no to your boyfriend/girlfriend, and they should stop pressuring you, or something is wrong.”

    How do you bring up the topic of safe sex with partners?
    Well, this topic always seems to come up naturally with every partner I’ve had. I guess we are all of the generation with so much education about birth control, that I don’t know anyone who doesn’t carry condoms with them. The only awkward time I’ve had is with my second boyfriend, where we talked about how neither of us wanted to be teenage parents or diseased, so we went and got STD exams together and always used condoms, spermicidal lube, and hormonal birth control.

    What age did you start talking to your kids about sex, and can you share some interesting or funny anecdotes?
    I don’t personally have children, but I have somehow became the sex educator of my group of friends, simultaneously because I was the first to experience sexual milestones, and the one most interested in researching sexual topics like orgasms, or squirting, or labia formations, or sex toys. So if my friends have any questions that aren’t covered in the stale “don’t have sex but if you do here’s some condoms” style of sex ed and don’t want to ask a teacher or a parent, I’m there for them. I was the first to get a vibrator, and then told them all about it, so now we all have some, Hah.

    What was the best piece of sex information you got when you were young and who gave it to you?
    When I learned at an anti-rape rally at school that rape is not just what happens to bad girl in dark alleys by strangers, and that the relationship I was in was sexually abusive, although he didn’t hit me or hurt me otherwise. That I had the power of my body and no one, not even my significant other, could use it on their own whims with no consideration of me. I really think that more information should be given in class, since that is usually the best source of it for younger kids. Between my own experiences and my current niche in my community as resident sex educator, that’s what has inspired me to become a sex ed teacher, and if possible, change the system from the inside out. …and I will definitely discuss sex nous and their awesomeness. ;D

    What was biggest piece of misinformation regarding sex you got when you were young and where did it come from?
    - rape is only what happens when girls don’t watch their drinks or behavior close enough
    - only sluts use sex toys
    - men get the most pleasure out of sex/its hard to pleasure a woman
    - only slut have sex for pleasure/find pleasure in sex
    - sex toys /masturbation/ oral sex destroy your junk (really. Like, shred it.)
    - the clitoris is only a small part of a woman’s genitalia

    In other news, this vibrator is totally adorable!

  4. [...] 18 (21 in some states) please check out Scarleteen.com instead. Thanks! Babeland’s holding a little contest regarding sex ed this month, and I had a bit of a rant that fits this niche [...]

  5. Angelica says:

    Despite not having any formal sex education (aside from how periods worked and dont have sex or you will die), I actually found ways to educate myself. I used scarleteen as my main resource and when I had sex for the first time, I got myself on BC a month beforehand and used condoms. I am glad there were resources out there that I could find, and actually helped me along way more than school did. I was taught by the chastity speaker videos we had to watch that condoms didn’t protect you against STDs or pregnancy and that birth control was poison! I can’t believe I was taught that at school by people where were supposed to educate me.

  6. lindsey says:

    I am a lesbian, and so is my little sister. My mother gave her the basic sex talk (which in our family covers straight and gay sex – go, mom!) at age 8, but when my sister got old enough to be sexually active my mother wanted a real life lesbian to talk to her. She’s 10 years younger than I am, so the idea of her having sex took some adjusting to. The poor thing had googled “lesbian sex” and was terrified by what she found. I had to do a good deal of corrective re-education and go into details I never really wanted to discuss with my baby sister, but she was quite relieved that lesbian sex was not much like the male oriented porn she had seen on the computer.
    I was shocked that at 15 she already knew about strap ons and dental dams – I didn’t know about them till college! We went to babeland.com and combed through the images of harnesses, dildos, vibrators and just about everything else. She was so happy to know a store like yours existed, and I’m happy to know she has a safe and healthy place to shop. My sister and her girlfriend, who are of age but still in high school, are having safe good sex thanks to you (and me). She still comes to me with occasional questions as they arise, and I’m happy to have created an open and ongoing dialog with her. She is much more sexually informed, confident and aware than I was at her age, and I’m glad to have played a part in educating her.

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