THE AMAZON XOCIETY SEX EDUCATION PROGRAM (DRAFT-Part I)
Sections A, B, C and D
In the absence of sex education in public school curricula, we decided that as an organization of women and for the service of women, and future women, to offer a quality sex education program to provide some very basic and necessary information to young girls. This is our way of empowering girls and addressing part of the teen pregnancy epidemic.
Now having said that, we also believe that it is the parents responsibility to teach sex education to their own children and so we require the presence and participation of the mother. However, NO girl will be turned away if she has no mother, aunt, or grandmother to attend with her. If a girl comes unaccompanied, she will be given a "step-mother" for the duration of the program who will make her feel comfortable, guide her through the program, ensure that all her questions are answered, and make sure that she does not feel alone and isolated.
SECTION A - Menstrual Cycle (age 8+)
1) Menstruation (biology)
2) Secondary sex characteristics
3) Materials to be displayed and handled by the girls: sanitary napkins, tampons, the keeper, Instead (use and proper disposal)
SECTION B - What's Sex? (age 8+)
1) Male and female reproductive system (biology/anatomy)
2) Sexual intercourse, what is it? Also, masturbation, oral sex
3) Materials to be displayed and handled by the girls: Contraceptives: condoms (male/female), sponges, IUDs, pills
a) Types of contraceptives
b) Overcoming male objections to using contraceptives
4) Sexually Transmitted Diseases
SECTION C - Philosophy of Sex
1) Beyond the physical, what is lovemaking? (mothers/speakers share philosophies and anecdotes)
2) Differences in how men and women view sex.
(This could be a section all by itself)
3) Mental Readiness: Do NOT be rushed or pressured into having sex.
Take your time and wait until you are ready.
4) Sexual Boundaries: Set your own limits. Never do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or offends your sensibility. Setting sexual boundaries requires a strength that comes with maturity, this makes emotional preparedness even more important.
5) What's great about waiting? (abstinence)