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Rashmi Vasudeva
Features writer on health, lifestyle and the Arts, digital marketing blogger, mother
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Monday, 09 July 2018

No More Learning From Japanese Porn: Empowering Sex Education For Chinese Teens

It may sound peculiar but one of the most empowering things you could do for your child is arm her with sound sex education. The terrible lack of formal sex education, especially in several Asian and African countries, greatly debilitates youngsters’ ability to take important life decisions about sexuality, relationships and sexual behavior. It significantly contributes to the severe lack of awareness about LGBT rights, gender equality and sexual consent. Often, how a lack of sex education can lead children to pornography, online predators and sometimes even prostitution, is not reported enough.

In this context, this is a welcome story about how the Chinese government has certified its first batch of sex educators for middle school children.

The program initiator and associate professor of psychology at Beijing Forestry University, Fang Gang, calls the training courses ‘empowerment sexuality education’. And that’s a good name since the course’s main focus is teaching adolescents how to have sex safely. Other topics covered in the course (apart from common questions about sexual intercourse) are sexual consent, sexually transmitted diseases and prostitution.

As a 20-year-old student says in the article, the lack of sex education earlier made it difficult for her to understand how to carry herself. The article quotes her on how she felt anxious about sex and how most of her friends are confused about protection. She also adds that most boys in her class do not know the process of intercourse and they try to learn by watching Japanese porn.

Evidently, this is the norm rather than the exception.

Another gladdening part of this program is that the sex educators are inspiring others to start training courses on their own in their hometowns. One such educator mentioned in the story has started teaching pre-schoolers about sexual harassment through videos, drawings etc.

As Fang Dang says, sex education done right could contribute greatly to personal growth. True that!

No More Learning From Japanese Porn: Empowering Sex Education For Chinese Teens
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