I really hate to tell you this, but I think we did a better job of sex education back in the 1940s than you folks are doing today. Now, in case you are scratching your head and saying,
But they didn’t have sex education in the schools back then!, let me assure you that you are right. And there is a very strong case that no sex education at all may be better than the sex education that is in today’s schools.
Now before you write me a letter, stop and think about how you would evaluate that statement—how you would judge it. What I’m looking at is results: the number of teenage pregnancies, the occurrence of venereal disease, and so on. If you are looking at results, sex education has been worse that useless.
I consider all this and recall that sex education in the 40s took place on the playground, with little or no guidance from adults, and I want to know how come you folks today can’t do a better job than we were doing. Because your programs today have been an abject failure, and you know it. Let’s discuss one concept in particular that I believe is missing in sex education today.