Rethinking Social Sex Talk With Young People

Conversations on ‘sex’ in many homes are largely non-existent. This is despite the fact that we come from a largely pluralistic community, with some who view themselves as liberal, and others more conservative; with those who embrace pre-marital sex, albeit usually privately and those who ascribe to the idea that sex is a ‘duty’ reserved for consummation of the union of marriage.

The story of sex itself has been written by various actors; including culture, tradition, school education and religious beliefs. We hardly talk about actual sex with young people.

The first time an adult ever spoke to me about sex, I was in standard four, in an extra curricular class called, “family planning”.

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