This Sex Ed Video for Kids Has Got Parents Seriously Freaking Out
Sexual education is one of the single most important things kids and especially teens need in their lives. While only some of us will go on to require algebra for our careers, a large majority of us will go on to take part in at least some form of sexual or reproductive act. It’s bewildering to me why we don’t pay it more mind. And considering the current political climate here in the States, it’s not surprising how many more schools are opting for abstinence-only curriculums. Fortunately, not everyone feels the same way. Cue this Norwegian sex ed video for kids that’s currently got us Americans flipping out.
In the NOW first reported about this interesting and certainly explicit sex ed show that aired on Norwegian State TV several months ago, but it seems to be making more of a mark this time around. The show is definitely what you’d call NSFW thanks to numerous visuals of nude bodies and close-ups of genitalia in all their bushy glory. The show is allegedly for children 8 and up, though parents are free to use their own discretion. Because I currently have a toddler, I’m not entirely sure whether he’ll be ready for such talks at that age, but after watching some clips, it seems like it’s fairly on the nose. I watched some of the show here (though not in English, sadly) but understood the general gist of what they were explaining. Like how puberty begins with hormones and our bodies changing:
And they don’t shy away from showing what menstruation is actually like:
They also explain exactly how typical procreation occurs (with penis entering the vagina and all that):
But what I also love about this is that they go into detail as well about pleasure and how sex should be a positive and enjoyable experience:
I’m fairly certain that last image is supposed to indicate technique on oral pleasure performed on the vagina. Seriously, why is it so wrong to talk about oral sex, and why shouldn’t we explain exactly how to do it (and how to do it safely)?
Many folks have expressed outrage on the Facebook page that shared some of this video, though many others seemed to be on board with it.
Would you show your kids a video like this? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!
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