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ON SEX EDUCATION

ON SEX EDUCATION

Hurray for sex education. After all, kids should know about their bodies - including their minds.

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There's something mystifying about this whole sex education process though. The word "love" seems to be left out of the discussion.

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That could mean a few things:

1. Love doesn't exist

2. We don't know much about love

3. We're afraid to talk about love

4. We're so poor at making love that we are ashamed to discuss it.

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A fresh thought: If we're teaching kids how to copulate well, but we're not teaching them how to make love, we could end up with the following:

1. A whole bunch of kids who may be copulating well but are unhappy with their ability to make love.

2. Some unwanted pregnancies.

3. A lot of divorces.

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Maybe we better learn what love is. Hey, if it exists, it's got to be able to at least be defined. There's a whole bunch of us old hippies running around screaming for sex education, and we used to be screaming, "Make love, not war." Maybe we just gave up for lack of knowledge?

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Abraham Maslow, the renowned humanistic psychologist, put it this way: "Our duty is clear here. We must understand love; we must be able to teach it, to create it, to predict it, or else the world is lost to hostility and to suspicion."

Hey, at least this essay could be part of a sex education course. It may broaden the discussion.