Lately, I decided to take a break on blogging in order to focus on other equally important areas of my life. I know that I have failed most of my readers, not forgetting my new followers who cringe anytime I mention that I blog about sex. I am back specially for you guys. Let’s be honest, sex talks are a must, especially for young people. My only worry is the funny reactions I sometimes sense around me whenever I am in a place and someone comes up with an issue on sex. Most times, people keep mute and leave some of us to give out all the gist in our heads, while they silently enjoy the stories we share.
Am I the only one who finds this a bit scary and problematic? Anyways…
Forgive me if I sound like a laggard but I recently saw the Season 1 of the movie series, ‘Blackish’. I know that it has been up for a while now however, I just watched it. For those who haven’t watched it yet, It’s a family movie which is made up of seven members (and other characters). One episode I watched was titled, “Sex Talks”. This got me very interested because, let’s just say, I am passionate about sex and issues around it.
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In this particular episode, the father caught his thirteen year old son masturbating in his room. This goes to the fact that children may take up some habits with or without the knowledge of their guardians’ supervision. The father, though found it embarrassing, had to find ways to talk to his son about managing his sexual life. It was during this father-son talk that the boy opened up to more reckless things he had done in the past, giving room for the father to guide and advice him.
The point I am trying to make is that, young people must be given the chance to openly access healthy information on sex so as to help them avoid tragic mistakes. Sex Talks should not be percieved to be for the “naughty” or “spoilt”. It must be freely and openly discussed in groups, class, families, among others, in order to help curb the many immoral acts like prostitution, rape, teenage pregnancies, and abortion, that we see in society.
I already envision a world where sex talks is not seen as sinful but educational, engaging, and informative. This will help young people to make informed choices on sexual harassment, rape attempts, and unhealthy sexual relationships. The youth must be well prepared mentally so that they are not left with the option of experimenting sex before they learn their lessons the hard way.
I am preaching. Who else is with me on this one? Share, in the comment box, your lessons on sex talks and some of the wierd reactions you got about the subject matter.