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Old 30 July 2009, 10:12 AM
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My funny (well, to me at least) sex ed story happened when I was in fifth grade. They shuffled the girls off to another room to watch a film about menstruation and that kind of thing, and they showed us a similar one (penis goes here, how sperm works, etc.) Most of the boys were aghast; I wasn't, because my parents had already had "the talk" with me, and had given me a book that went into all the gory details.

So the film ends, and Mr. Kile, my fifth grade teacher, asked if there were any questions. Everyone was absolutely mortified by the film, and clammed up. Not blabbermouth Brad, though. I promptly asked Mr. Kile about the relative effectiveness of condoms and other forms of birth control. Looking back on it, the poor man... I don't think that you can reasonably anticipate an 11-year-old asking that kind of question.
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Old 30 July 2009, 12:27 PM
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In my defense, I was only in 6th grade, but I once (anonymously) asked my teacher if one could get pregnant having anal sex (we were just discussing how it could damage that area of your body).
Actually a relevant question (assuming the anal in question is female), as there is a slight chance that it happens due to "splash effects" and some exceptionally energetic sperm managing the unusually long swim.

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3) What would you do if someone knocked on your door or rang the phone while you were having sex? Should you hang a notice outside so people knew not to interrupt?
Hadn't you watched porn? The answer, of course, is that you invite them in to join you!

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ETA: To give you all a laugh, until quite recently I thought the "female opening" was on the front, placed in approximately the same position as the penis. In my defence, I never had any need to think otherwise.
Once again, not as wrong as one might think, depending on how you interpret it. Follow the shaft of the penis (easier when erect) to where it enters the body cavity, and you are not far off the mark for where the female opening is.
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Old 30 July 2009, 01:02 PM
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In my defense, I was only in 6th grade, but I once (anonymously) asked my teacher if one could get pregnant having anal sex (we were just discussing how it could damage that area of your body).
I don't think you need a defense. My criticism was entirely of the mother.

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But then again, I was raised by a mother who believed tampons caused you to lose your virginity.
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The hymen has a hole in it. You are suppossed to put the tampon through it
Correct. The tampon goes in the same way the menstrual blood comes out.
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Old 30 July 2009, 02:51 PM
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I don't think you need a defense. My criticism was entirely of the mother.
Oh I know. I was just preceding what I was about to say with "Hey I was only 6, heheh (nervous laugh)".. I knew you were talking about the mom.

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Correct. The tampon goes in the same way the menstrual blood comes out.
And just to use this as a jump point, to answer Silas, according to the guide that comes in a box of Tampax Tampons (the only brand I used back then, just wanted to clarify), they not only give you a picturesque manual on how to insert a tampon, but they had a Q&A on the back of this little manual and one of the questions was "won't it cause me to lose my virginity?"

Granted, the company(any) would say "no", it would be bad business not to. But tampons (in general) have been proved to not cause you to lose your virginity (as in "no sex yet") simply because of the relation to your hymen (some girls have hymens located farther up than others) and where a correctly inserted tampon sits.

Yes, some girls are born without one (and like others, I don't believe the hymen to be that magical "your a virgin or your not" body part), some girls lose theirs doing basic everyday things (according to my mom, I actually lost mine while bike riding, but if I had done that, then how would a tampon cause me to lose it again? CPS should have been called on her that day when I spouted that question back to her)..

But in any case, in the general sense, no they don't cause you to lose your virginity (insomuch as virginity is the word for "haven't had sex yet"). But according to this: http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_he...ls/virgin.html
it can (though rarely) tear the hymen.

So, let's just say I no longer bring this topic up with my mother. She tried to play this game with my sister (not Lainie ) when she was 16 and I fought her on it, she tried to do this to my own daughter and I fought her on it and I just have no more fight left in me.
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Old 30 July 2009, 03:06 PM
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Yes, some girls are born without one (and like others, I don't believe the hymen to be that magical "your a virgin or your not" body part), some girls lose theirs doing basic everyday things (according to my mom, I actually lost mine while bike riding, but if I had done that, then how would a tampon cause me to lose it again?
Also, some girls are born with an imperforate hymen -- a hymen with no hole in it -- which is usually discovered, quite unpleasantly, at menarche.
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Old 30 July 2009, 03:13 PM
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Also, some girls are born with an imperforate hymen -- a hymen with no hole in it -- which is usually discovered, quite unpleasantly, at menarche.

Fortunately, I never had to go through that. When I started, I knew it (unfortunately )
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Old 30 July 2009, 03:17 PM
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Fortunately, I never had to go through that. When I started, I knew it (unfortunately )
Me, too, but that beats the heck out of what happens with an imperforate hymen. Producing and discharging menstrual blood isn't fun, but it beats the heck out of producing it and not discharging it.
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Old 30 July 2009, 03:27 PM
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Me, too, but that beats the heck out of what happens with an imperforate hymen. Producing and discharging menstrual blood isn't fun, but it beats the heck out of producing it and not discharging it.
And then what happens to the poor girl when this is discovered.. ::shudders::

Talk about traumatizing. As if bleeding for 7 days and not dieing wasn't enough.
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Old 30 July 2009, 05:29 PM
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While I got a very good education about sex from my parents and spending half my life growing up on my grandparents farm.

Fifth grade sex ed class always got to me. They showed to film, one for the boys and the other was for the girls. Both the boys and girls had to sit through the film about boys. Then all us boys were kicked out of the room while the girls had to watch the one for them. That leaves a boy to ask what do girl have that is so secret.

I did spend lots of time reading the family medical book about women try to find out what this secret was as after that class. Just found out they were different and different issues, but no secrets.
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Old 30 July 2009, 05:44 PM
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And then what happens to the poor girl when this is discovered.. ::shudders::

Talk about traumatizing. As if bleeding for 7 days and not dieing wasn't enough.
Have you seen pictures of the aftermath? I've heard the discharge described in many interesting ways, one including (whited for grossness) chocolate sauce.
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Old 31 July 2009, 01:33 AM
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There were no sex education classes in any of the schools I attended. And this was in the 1960s. I had to learn it from books I found in my high school library.

I once thought that every time a woman had intercourse with a man, she would automatically become pregnant. Not true, of course.

I recall some of my classmates in the seventh grade actually thought a male could get pregnant if a female f***ed him! How ignorant can kids be!?
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Old 31 July 2009, 01:47 AM
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Lol, yeah... so did I. For a lot longer then I'd like to think. In my defense, it's not like I can see exactly where it comes out and it seemed to make sense. Let's just say I could drink legally before I realized my mistake on that one.
For me, it's not only all of the above, but I also had an associate's degree in biology...
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Old 31 July 2009, 02:02 AM
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In my defense, it's not like I can see exactly where it comes out and it seemed to make sense.
I'm still hazy on this one, since I can't see where it comes out. I used to think it came out under the clit or through the clit. Then when I was 19 my doctor was trying to explain why having sex was causing my bladder infections, and did a very poor drawing that caused me to believe for several years that it actually came out from somewhere deep in the vagina.

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Both the boys and girls had to sit through the film about boys. Then all us boys were kicked out of the room while the girls had to watch the one for them. That leaves a boy to ask what do girl have that is so secret.
In fifth grade we were separated by gender, and us girls were shown a video about menstruation. I already knew about it, but I think it was new info for a few of the girls. One thing I hadn't heard before was that many girls start around the same age their mothers did. That frightened a few of the other girls because they knew their mothers had started around or before the age we were at that time. We got some free pads, I think.

Afterward, we asked the boys about what they had learned (and they us). They said they just learned about shaving, and showed us the razors they'd been given. None of them seemed particularly embarrassed, so I think that really is all they learned. Us girls were more hesitant about telling the guys what we'd learned.

I had a pretty solid sex education, starting with Where Did I Come From before I could actually read, a mom who was open to answering any questions and offering a fair amount of information unasked, and an aunt who told raunchy jokes and stories to let me in on more of the "fun" side of sex. I still had a few small misconceptions. One I believed for a long time was that sex was kinda like if you stick one index finger in between the index and thumb of the other hand making an "OK" sign, and then waggle the first index finger up and down. The whole "in-out" thing somehow eluded me.
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Old 31 July 2009, 02:17 AM
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Have you seen pictures of the aftermath? I've heard the discharge described in many interesting ways, one including (whited for grossness) chocolate sauce.
No, thank you. Your whited out description does it enough justice.

And we were separated as well and shown the menstruation video too. Ours came about because some girl left pads in the trash (gasp!) and someone else asked questions about it (double gasp!)
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Old 31 July 2009, 02:48 AM
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Fifth grade sex ed class always got to me. They showed to film, one for the boys and the other was for the girls. Both the boys and girls had to sit through the film about boys. Then all us boys were kicked out of the room while the girls had to watch the one for them. That leaves a boy to ask what do girl have that is so secret.
Same here, only it was 6th grade. Luckily (or perhaps unluckily), I had already learned about the last taboo - sort of - through a friend who had told me a very dirty joke just a few weeks before. I hadn't gotten the joke, so he had been so kind as to explain periods to me in a way only a ten year old boy could. I, of course, figured he was just trying to scare me.


If anybody is morbidly curious about the joke, here it is, whited out for the benefit of the squeamish (it is pretty gross): One day while a married woman was with her lover her husband arrived home. "Honey," he yelled from the bottom of the stairs. "Get in the closet," the woman said as he jumped in and she locked the door. "I just got a promotion and a trip to Hawaii, let's go," the husband said as he rushed in the room. "But, honey we have to pack-" "No, time, lets go." They left for Hawaii and returned two weeks later. The woman rushed to her bedroom and opened the closet. She sees her lover sitting there with a smile. "What? I thought you would be dead." "I would have been dead if you hadn't had these jelly donuts in here." She thought for a minute. "I didn't have any jelly donuts in there. Just my used maxi pads!"
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Old 31 July 2009, 02:58 AM
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Dave, that joke is pretty stupid, even by a ten-year-old boy's standards.

Why did she have used Maxi pads in her closet? Bathroom garbage, okay...but a closet?

(Note to self - do not overanalyze stupid dirty jokes.)
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Old 31 July 2009, 03:00 AM
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(Note to self - do not overanalyze stupid dirty jokes.)
I was wondering more how anyone could confuse the two.
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Old 31 July 2009, 05:03 AM
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I'm still hazy on this one, since I can't see where it comes out.
Here is a picture from the side to show the placement. Basically the urethral opening is a tiny hole located between the clitoris and the vagina. I also found an actual picture of it from the outside (obviously), but I don't want to link it. If you really want to see it, Google "female urethral opening" and it should be the first link (at coolnurse.com).

My sex ed classes weren't too bad. They didn't cover a lot about protection or anything, but my mom filled that in so no worries there. I do remember in 5th grade or so sitting through the class about puberty and all. The boys and girls were in separate rooms. After hearing about all the lovely things the girls had to go through I asked my mom what the boys had learned. I figured that there had to be something just as bad. I was rather irritated to hear that it was mainly more hair and their voices changed (I guess she didn't really want to tell 11yo me about erections, wet dreams and such). I'd still take an erection at an inopportune time over what we deal with!
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Old 31 July 2009, 05:35 AM
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I've had the unusual experience of subbing a health class that was teaching sex ed. They wanted to know things like whether or not oral sex caused a loss of virginity (I told them it's a matter of semantics).

The most unusual question I heard was in a math class though - a student wanted to know if the salt in seawater came from whale semen. (just seemingly at random during study time). I smiled, shook my head, and mouthed 'no'.
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Old 31 July 2009, 07:18 AM
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Dave, that joke is pretty stupid, even by a ten-year-old boy's standards.
I know. I think I asked him the same question you asked there, but his response - if there was one - is lost to history. Of course, this was a boy who liked checking out his own mother when she was sunbathing, so it doesn't surprise me that he liked that joke!
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