ARTICLES RELATING TO SEX EDUCATION

#WorldAIDSDay | HIV campaign tackles sex taboos in South Sudan

2019-12-01 11:47

In Andrew Makech's home village near Rumbek in central South Sudan, few have ever heard of a condom, and broaching the topic of its use would be considered taboo.

'It's sex, get over it': South Africans respond to leaked 2020 sex education curriculum

2019-10-30 13:49

We've rounded up some of the country's most popular opinions on both sides of the sex ed debate.

“Be careful what you wish for...” – A dad shares his reaction to finding out his teen daughter was pregnant

2019-06-20 10:03

"My wife and daughter apprehensively sat down sputtering and blurted: “Mirinda is pregnant”. With blood gushing from my brain and senses, THE MONSTER in me screamed that abortion is the only way forward."

It’s okay for children to learn that sex is fun, SA’s advertising regulator says – even though it’s not thrilled at the idea

2019-05-27 12:17

The Advertising Regulatory Board isn't thrilled with children learning that sex is fun, but it won't ban ads that tell adults sex is fun.

Department of Education slams claims of masturbation lessons for Grade 4 pupils

2019-05-14 11:35

Confirmed by the Department of Education: Masturbation will not be included in the new Life Orientation curriculum for Grade 4 pupils.

WATCH: Just a reminder from Pantosaurus that what’s in your pants, belongs only to you

2019-02-13 14:30

Baby Shark is fun and all, but we’ve been sleeping on this catchy song by the NSPCC of one dinosaur’s important message about consent.

Sex Education renewed for a second season

2019-02-05 11:20

Netflix has announced that the series has been renewed for 8 new episodes of the frank, heartfelt, honest and hilariously awkward series.

WATCH: This naughty new Netflix sex comedy is 'heartfelt, raunchy, and irreverent'

2019-01-10 07:00

Among the bumper crop of original series debuting this month on Netflix is 'Sex Education,' both a time warp and a trans-Atlantic hug.

Breast friends: A step-by-step guide to helping your daughter choose her first bra

2018-11-14 12:38

Choosing your first bra, when your body's going through so many changes, can be a rather awkward, even frightening, ordeal. But we've put together a step-by-step guide for moms to help our daughters, including how to get measured, the very many bras to choose from and the key to feeling confident.

Eek! My child is going on camp!

2018-10-10 09:19

Margot Bertelsmann needs help navigating this most frightening milestone: leaving her child for two days as he goes on camp. And she knows she must give him the talk on respect for privacy and bodily autonomy, even at 9 years old, particularly in light of recent events in SA.

 

Comprehensive Sexuality Education addresses Gender-Based Violence, HIV infections and learner pregnancy

2019-11-28 10:00

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) appreciates the interest shown in education, particularly the engagement regarding the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) component of Life Orientation.

What happens when parents talk to kids frankly about sex?

2019-08-03 15:00

According to a recent study, early discussions with kids about sex won't encourage them to become sexually active at a younger age.

In 21 tweets: Women tell their first period experience – and it’s so relatable

2019-05-29 16:24

Women share their first time experience of menstruation.

"Teach manners and morals first please": Our parents weigh in on school sex-ed policies

2019-05-17 09:19

Our readers share their thoughts on how sex ed is taught to primary school learners, largely disapproving of the recent suggestions posed by the Department of Education.

Consent in the classroom: Why these 23 pupils finally reported their sex pest teacher

2019-03-01 16:03

We're not talking about R Kelly cases that have been going on for years. No, no, it's a lot closer to home.

Your A to Z of sexual terms

2019-02-08 10:05

How to bring your A-game to the bedroom

This news anchor's take on sex as something her daughters DON'T have to be ashamed of is beautiful

2019-01-18 12:25

"It’s a sacred act, but have fun with it, and enjoy being a woman,’ Maria Shriver tells her 20-something-year-old daughters.

Trying to talk to your teen about sex? This is why you’re getting it wrong

2018-11-27 21:39

Sitting your teen down and having The Talk about the birds and the bees is probably one of the milestones parents dread most. Elizabeth Mamacos explains how to do it the right way.

You won't believe the diagnosis and treatment for PMS back in the day

2018-11-09 16:22

We know it now as PMS, but back in the day, theories around premenstrual syndrome were pretty horrific. Women were even put in asylums! Here we unpack another topic for budding adolescent girls.

15 things that should be taught in SA's schools

2018-08-23 13:38

Somewhere between all the letters and numbers, children should be taught valuable lessons and skills they can actually use in their daily lives, ones they'll carry with them for a lifetime. Here's a list of things I feel should be incorporated in the school curriculum.

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