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The Pressures of Having Sex

- The Pressures of Having Sex Reminiscing about my high school days I can remember the pressure there was to have sex. Within the male high school community, having sex was a “right of passage”. As we all know this attitude was very wrong. There are many issues that affect young people these days. One of these one in three sexually active people will have contracted an STD. The numbers about other birth control methods don’t lie either. Eight to nine percent of adolescents used a condom always for STD prevention and seventeen percent used a condom to prevent contraception....   [tags: Papers]

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Sexual Attitudes And No Matter Format How It Is Forbidding Having Sex With Others

- Now let’s talk about the sex that was founded in sexual attitudes and no matter format how it is forbidding having sex with others. In my opinion the best thing I can do is to find another person who loves me for exactly what I am. Good mood, bad mood, pretty, smart, outgoing. That’s the kind of person that will stick by my side. I have been bisexual since I was 14, it’s something that I knew I was when I was 13 at the time when I experiment it. Also there will be a few straight people would just ask me if I am gay and I say to them I believe there is such a thing as bisexual because gay and bisexual are two different terms....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Human sexuality]

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Rape Is The Crime Of Having Sex With Someone Who Is Younger Than An Age

- According to Merriam Webster statutory rape is the crime of having sex with someone who is younger than an age that is specified by law. Depending on the state the ages vary. The sex could be forcible or not forced. As many know it is considered rape if sexual intercourse is within a four year age difference. However, people may not realize that it is illegal for a seventeen year old and an eighteen year old to have sex under statutory rape laws. Even though the two people are only a year apart it is still considered rape if brought into court....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Statutory rape]

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Sex Education Issues : Teens Have A Bad Reputation On Having Babies At Such An Early Age

- Sex Education Issues Teenagers have a bad reputation on having babies at such an early age. But do they know about sex education. Do they know about what protection is out there for them. Do they know what and how to use their protection safely and cautious. Although many people believe that using contraceptives reduces the number of pregnancies, people should understand the side effects of a teenage girl and how it could affect her body in the long run. They are many reasons and issues of why the teenage pregnancy rate is high in the U.S....   [tags: Birth control, Pregnancy, Sexual intercourse]

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Keeping The Community Safe By Having A Public Registry

- Keeping the Community Safe by Having a Public Registry The American criminal justice system is designed to provide citizens with a way to pay the debt that was created by their crimes against our society. Americans believe that once that debt is paid by serving the sentence dictated by the courts, citizens who commit these crimes are free to re-enter society, continuing their lives as they see fit. However, some types of crimes are so detrimental to society that extra measures need to be taken after offenders serve their time to minimize the likelihood that they will victimize society again....   [tags: Sex offender, Human sexual behavior, Crime]

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Sex Education versus Abstinence

- Students in the United States should be required to take sex education classes that promote abstinence instead of safe sex. Why is sex education prominent than abstinence. Focusing on abstinence will lead to a better outcome in life, while sex education has major disadvantages. Abstinence is the way to go, because the best safe sex is no sex. According to the Macmillan Dictionary, sex education is a system of medical and pedagogical measures for inculcating in parents, children, adolescents and young adults correct attitudes towards sex....   [tags: safe sex, no sex, sex life]

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Sex Offenders: To Castrate or Not To Castrate

- The act of rape is arguably one of the worse crimes that can be committed against another person. In the last few years there has been much debate about whether sex offenders should be castrated either voluntarily or as a forced treatment. There are a number of arguments for and against chemical or surgical castration being implemented against known sex offenders. First it is important to explain the difference between surgical and chemical castration. Surgical castration is the removal of a man’s testicles, for the purpose of removing his reproductive abilities and to control the levels of testosterone being produced....   [tags: Sex Crimes]

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Sex Education : A Shocking Amount Of Sex

- “Abstinence-Only?”, More Like “Accidents-Only” Sex ed. A phrase would make most middle schoolers cringe or giggle, and most high school students groan. Whether it was looking at diagrams of reproductive organs, reading about people who regret having sex before marriage, or watching slideshows with pictures of various genitals laden with disease, most sex education seemed disgusting and terrifying to students. Worst of all, much of it was incorrect. In reality, a shocking amount of sex education taught to students is misleading and untrue in many cases....   [tags: Sex education, Birth control, Sexual intercourse]

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The Issue Of Punishment Of Sex Offenders

- It is no secret that the issue of punishment of sex offender is steadily growing. From what kind of sex crime was committed, to who committed it , the bottom line is we need change. The main argument that people bring up now a days is that if you commit a crime, then you should suffer the consequences and face your punishment , and I totally agree. But when you start going overboard and start making people publicly display there long gone past, then you start to have problems.To name a few, inability to find a job, inability to find a place to stay, and last but not least the person’s overall character is destroyed....   [tags: Sex offender, Sex offender registration]

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Sex For Sale

- I have often wondered what the problem with prostitution was; the act of selling sex is between the two participating in the act. I have heard many times how it hurts families, being the wives and children. Would it be better if it was free sex with another person where there were feelings involved. It seems to me, if a man or woman goes elsewhere in search of sex with no feeling that is better than a co-worker or other. Furthermore, many wants and needs are fulfilled throughout life; cars are bought that families cannot afford even homes and other indulgences why not sex....   [tags: selling sex, prostitution, regulations]

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Sex Education in the U.S. and Japan

- How much sexual knowledge adults should give to adolescents has been discussed for decades to decrease teenage pregnancy and sex related diseases. According to The National Campaign to prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (2013), the U.S. has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy among developed countries, and about sixty eight girls per thousand became pregnant in 2008. To change this situation, the U.S. provides two kinds of sex education: abstinence-only sex education and comprehensive sex education....   [tags: social issues, sex education]

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The Proliferation of Premarital Sex in America

- Premarital sex is a highly controversial issue in society. Traditionally, sex prior to marriage was considered to be wrong and immoral. However, since the 1960s’ “sex revolution,” society has become more tolerant and accepting of premarital sex. There are many factors that contributed to this cultural shift. Religious groups have always been significant combatants to sex outside of wedlock. Religion once had a far stronger influence on the morals accepted by society, however in recent years religious conviction seems to have faded and society has begun to establish its own morals....   [tags: wedlock, sex revolution]

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The Importance of Sex Education

- Why is sex education important. It helps students of a variety of generations grasp the information they need about the dangers of sex. 46% of high school students in the United States have had sex and are putting themselves at risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection, pregnancy, and sexual transmitted diseases. The National Human Immunodeficiency Virus plan for the United States of America recommends educating students as well as young adults about Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection before they begin having sex, which places the young adults at risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus....   [tags: informs students on the dangers of sex]

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Sex Education in the United States

- Many sexually active teens are never educated on the dangers of unprotected sex, because their schools do not teach this kind of education. Could changing this lead to less sexually transmitted infections or teenage pregnancy. Teaching options could ensure more safety to teenagers. Should sex education be taught in public schools in the United States, and if so, what kind of education is the best choice for today’s teenagers. There are three basic types of sex education. The most widely spoken about and taught is called abstinence based sex education....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]

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Comprehensive Sex Education In Schools

- Why should comprehensive sex education be allowed in schools. Should teens be exposed to comprehensive sex education. Sex education should be taught in school because it give children stable and accurate information , it informs them of the danger and diseases associated with sex, and it teaches them about safe sex options. What is the meaning of comprehensive sex education. Is education about all matters relating to sexuality. What it teenage pregnancy. It is classified as any teen between the ages of 15-19 the gets pregnant....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]

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Let's Talk About Sex Education

- Comprehensive sex education should be taught in public schools. The youth of today cannot make educated decisions regarding sex if they are not properly educated. Not educating America’s youth in all aspects of sex education is comparable to allowing them to drive without being taught. This choice of not allowing comprehensive sex education is schools is dangerous and can have life long consequences. These consequences will not only affect the individual but can ultimately affect America. It is vital for Americans to begin giving their youth the education that is needed....   [tags: Sex Education ]

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The Third Sex in Eastern Civilization

- Western and Eastern civilizations have always been be incompatible with their thinking and teachings; especially when looking at certain topic such as Gender, sex and religion. Gender is defined as the cultural, behavioral, or psychological characteristics, typically belonging to one sex. Sex is the behavioral, functional and Structural characteristics that distinguish males from females; it is also the act of people (or animals) attempting to sexually reproduce. Western civilizations and religions have always been strict and less accepting when it comes to the conversation of gender and sex....   [tags: gender, sex, religion]

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Sex, Not only for Reproduction

- Sex, Not only for Reproduction Throw away those abstinence rings and listen up teens. From ages twelve and up, us “young adults” have had adults pestering us to death about sex and all the drawbacks of having it. Well, to hell with that nonsense, sex isn’t as bad as it’s made out to be. Adults are quick to mention gonorrhea, syphilis, and of course that unwanted pregnancy. Yet what they fail to mention is the facts. In reality sex has many known health benefits that can boost a teen’s happiness and overall self-esteem which in turn helps relieve the stress from a teen’s everyday life....   [tags: Sex, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Importance of Sex Education

- Sex education should be increased in schools. Nearly one million women under the age of 20 get pregnant each year. That means 2800 women get pregnant each day. If students are educated about the effects sex has on their lives, it lessens their chance of having children at an early age. Knowledge about sex can also lessen the chance of kids receiving STDS. First of all, the main reason children have sex prematurely is because they are curious. Students lack knowledge about sex because they haven’t been taught about it, however, when children know the consequences behind their actions and the risks they are taking they less likely to want to have sex....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]

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Mandatory Sex Education Classes

- “Arizona is rated the fourth highest state for teen pregnancy for ages 15-19 years old. For every 1,000 girls 70 teens are pregnant. Also, Arizona is ranked 16th highest state for syphilis, as well as 11th highest state for chlamydia. In the state of Arizona, 406 people out of 100,000 have reported consuming an STD. The average national rate of STD cases reported for every 100,000 people is 348” (Innes). From the look of these statistics the state of Arizona has a problem with teen pregnancy and STD’s....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]

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Sex Education In Schools

- "The Netherlands provides sex education starting in preschool and boasts the lowest teen birthrate in the world--6.9 per 1,000 women aged 15-19--a rate nearly eight times lower than in the United States."(Topic overview: sex education) Pregnancy among adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 is a high concern. Sex education has proven in many areas to be very beneficial. Sex education is a very controversial topic with parents. Sex education should be taught because it gives young people information which allows them to make an educated decision for themselves whether or not to have sex....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]

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Getting A Sex Change?

- Has there ever been a time in your life that you had to make an important choice. The decision wouldn’t just change your life for a short amount of time but for the rest of your life. Every day people go through that struggle. The difficult choice to be who they were meant to be. Not everyone was born who they were meant to be so in a result of that the person would end up getting a sex change. There isn’t many people who could go through with the full operation only some of the thing. Acting like the opposite, dressing like the gender that is desired are the easiest things that a person could do....   [tags: Transgender, Sex reassignment surgery]

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Thailand Sex Trade Industry

- Thailand Sex Trade Industry Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia are economically developing countries that thrive off international tourism, which has led to a problem with tourist abusing innocent young children and using them for sex and other horrific sexual favors. Economically challenged countries rely upon tourist’s revenue to help their economy. The government often does not enforce the laws upon tourist when they commit a crime upon a minor in their country because their economy revolves around the tourists and the money they generate from tourism....   [tags: Sex Crimes, argumentative, persuasive]

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Same Sex Marriage Is Not Acceptable

- Same Sex Marriage Is Not Acceptable On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court came to the conclusion that marriage is a right protected by the U.S. constitution in all 50 states. Prior to their decision, same sex marriage was legal in 37 states, including Washington D.C. Same sex marriage goes against what the bible says. I feel that homosexuality is unnatural and immoral. Gay marriage is incompatible with the beliefs of several Christian. Marriage is the joining of a man and a woman, who loves one another and wants to spend the rest of their lives together....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Should Sex Education Be Taught?

- Teaching sex education in schools can create problems. Sometimes teaching sex education at all in schools are banned rise. These problems have solutions, however, there are ways to fix them, so teaching sex education to students is done the right way and is accepted by the parents. Sex education is not a topic that some parents want teachers talking to their teens about. Without it being taught at school, some students will not get proper education because students will not get the proper education as some parents will choose not to talk about it with their teens....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, Sex education]

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Sex Education And Sexual Education

- Sex Education Sexual Education has created controversy in high school classrooms for decades. It used to be a question of whether it was appropriate to talk about such a crude subject with adolescents, especially at school, a place where kids were supposed to focus on learning. Now it is accepted as a normal class in high school, and most agree is should be taught, the question is how. As times change, should the way schools teach change as well. For years schools have taught abstinence-only sex education, which emphasizes abstinence from sex, and often avoids discussion of use of contraceptives but is this the most productive way to teach teens about sex, or should young teens...   [tags: Sex education, Human sexual behavior]

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Benefits Of Single Sex Education

- Recently, there has been an increase in debate and research on the benefits of single-sex education. The results of the examination have been received with mixed feelings across the population as there has been a spilt between people arguing for and against the issue. Ideally, reviews of the cons and pros illustrate disagreements among experts and researchers. Promoters of co-ed education argue that: students learn to communicate with each other of different genders; boys seem to study harder to impress the girls and that such schools are more opening since students are able to view different perspectives....   [tags: Gender, Education, Single-sex education]

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Same Sex Marriage Is Touched

- Every time the topic of same sex marriage is touched, different opinions are brought up. It is a very controversial subject. Until a few weeks ago it was against the law to be married with someone whom you share the same sex with. Now that it’s legal will it be right to the eyes of many individuals in our surroundings. Perhaps not. What are future problems that we will be facing now that it is legal or which one will we not face. Comparing the norm many of us have grown up to and the changes that we will possibly undergo after a social change....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Reasons for Encouraging Sex Before Marriage

- Sex, or sexual intercourse is denoted as penile-vaginal penetration .It is a physical and physiological basic need of human beings, equally important as eating, drinking, breathing, and sleeping. It can also be a beautiful and unforgettable experience, even doing it without marrying. Therapists have long known that couples who have more, and better, sex are happier and more stable.Although other people suggest that adults should abstain from sex before marriage as love is more important, avoid unwanted pregnancies or diseases, and unacceptable by society, there are reasons for encouraging sex before marriage....   [tags: sex, love, precautions, physical]

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Sex Education And Its Effects On Children

- Sex education is a very basic term used to describe a wide range of programs which aim to impart graphic, detailed, sexual information to our children” (Sex Education). During a sex education course, there could be topics discussed that include sexual health, sexual reproduction, and sexuality. When talking to teenagers about these subject matters, the topic can make parents feel very awkward and uncomfortable. Because of this, parents might be very vague in talking with their children about sex, and possibly might not talk about it at all with them....   [tags: Sex education, Human sexuality]

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Sex Education: Helping Teenagers Make Smart Choices About Sex

- Imagine that you are a parent of a young teenage girl, and she has returned home to tell you that she is now pregnant, or maybe you have a son who has contracted HIV, perhaps you even know a young child who has been abused by a significant other. That teenager will now have to face the consequences of these events for the rest of their lives, consequences that could have been avoided had these teenagers had proper sex education. To many, sex education is a sensitive topic, and because of this students do not receive the essential information that can help to protect them....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]

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When Should Sex Eduacation Be Taught?

- Sex is a word that means many different things to people across America and even the world. The word sex also initiates a series of questions. One of the major questions about sex that does arise is, should sex education be taught to children at a very young age. The answer to this conflicting question is yes. If schools taught sex to children starting at the age of seven, it could highly change the way that sex is having a negative impact on our world. Kids need to know that having sex is wrong....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]

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Sex Tourism in Southeast Asian countries

- Introduction The predominant popularity of sex tourism in South East Asia led to many foreign tourist attractions to their countries. South East Asia, notably Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, and Cambodia all have notorious red light districts promoted in guidebooks as a tourist attraction. Thus, it is not uncommon to sight family groups shopping in the open-air market while sex workers actively drag passers-by into strip clubs and bars that offers sex services on the same street. This paper is concerned with sex tourism and the images that it constructs for particular South East Asian countries....   [tags: Sex Tourism Essays]

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Sex Education in Schools

- Sex Education is Important for Students in Schools Prevention is always better than the cure”-but how can we help our future citizens; the teenagers to be cured from early sex and unwanted pregnancy when they do not know even about the preventions. Sex education, the students of most of the Asian countries do not even know about this subject, when the teenagers of the western countries are becoming more aware of having safe sex as well as their lives. Teenage sex, abortion, HIV patients and last but not least suicide cases are increasing day by day in the countries of the continent Asia....   [tags: Sex Ed, Education, Safety, Protection]

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The Causes and Effects of Unsafe Sex

- Introduction The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the topic of the causes and effects of unsafe sex in teenagers. Specifically, it will discuss causes, including media and peers, and some effects, including sexually transmitted diseases, (STDs) and unwanted pregnancy. Teenagers who practice unsafe sex are playing with a time bomb that could go off at any time. With the advent of easily accessible birth control and condoms, there are no more excuses for practicing unsafe sex that can cause an unwanted pregnancy or even death by disease....   [tags: cause and effect essays, teen pregnancy, teen sex]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Not Be Legalized

- As a country, we have seen many changes. A big change has been the legalization of same- sex marriage. 1.8% of males say they 're gay,and 1.5% of woman said they are lesbian according to a poll was taken in 2013 by the CDC. 60% of Americans are for same-sex marriage. But after a survey taken in February of 2015, 53% of Americans agree that marriage should be defined only as a union between one man and one woman. I believe that same-sex marriage should not be legalized. There are more cons than pros with same-sex marriage that it should just stay illegal....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Single Sex And Co Ed Schools

- When I was about to enter kindergarten, my parents initially wanted to enroll me into an all-girls preparatory school. However, my parents changed their mind and believed that co-ed schools had better opportunities and a better way to create more diversity in our society. Some may argue that single-sex schools have been proven to have students attend and graduate from four-year universities. This then allows both respective sexes to focus on their studies rather than their appearance and physical attraction....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Sex]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- The debate surrounding same sex marriage, while becoming a widely recognized issue within the past couple years, is one that has a long history and varied opinions. This argument of allowing same sex couples to marry has taken on various aspects, some of them being equality, sanctity of the institution, children’s protection, as well as many other reasoning’s. While marriage equality began as almost non existent, due to 40 of the states having some sort of limit keeping marriage to opposite sex couples by late 2000, it has now developed into 35 states allowing same sex marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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Sex Education Should Be Taught

- According to Guttmacher, “Many sexually experienced teens (46% of males and 33% of females) do not receive formal instruction about contraception before they first have sex.”(1) This means that many teens are participating in sexual activity unaware of how to have sex safely and how sex effects them. Students are not getting educated by a certified adult, but they are simply going by what they learned from an older sibling or friend. Not only are their peers telling them, but the media and Hollywood glorify sex without showing its risks....   [tags: Birth control, Sex education, Sexual intercourse]

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Abstinence vs. Comprehensive Sex Education

- It has been almost thirty three years since the first federal funding was put to use in “. . . sex education programs that promote abstinence-only-until-marriage to the exclusion of all other approaches . . .” according to the article “Sex education” (2010) published by “Opposing Viewpoints in Context;” a website that specializes in covering social issues. Since then a muddy controversy has arisen over whether that is the best approach. On one hand is the traditional approach of abstinence (not having sex before marriage), and on the other is the idea that what is being done is not enough, and that there needs to be a more comprehensive approach....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]

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Abstinence-Only vs. Comprehensive Sex Education

- Since the HIV/AIDS epidemic began in the U.S. in the early 1980s the issue of sex education for American youth has had the attention of the nation. There are about 400,000 teen births every year in the U.S, with about 9 billion in associated public costs. STI contraction in general, as well as teen pregnancy, have put the subject even more so on the forefront of the nation’s leading issues. The approach and method for proper and effective sex education has been hotly debated. Some believe that teaching abstinence-only until marriage is the best method while others believe that a more comprehensive approach, which includes abstinence promotion as well as contraceptive information, is necessar...   [tags: Sex Education ]

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Sex Education And Sexual Education

- What is possibly a more delicate topic to introduce to kids than that of which concerns the birds and the bees. I know that I never got a talk from my parents as it just wasn’t to be discussed in our house and we would learn about it in our school’s Health class. Living in a small rural community in the heart of the southern “Bible Belt”, I can say from experience that the sex education my peers and I received was not sex education. The problem is, many sex education courses teach based on abstinence from sex until marriage....   [tags: Sex education, Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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Sex Trafficking And Human Trafficking

- According to Van Wormer & Bartollas (2014), sex trafficking, “encompasses the organized movement of people, usually women, between countries and within countries for sex work” (p. 289). Sex trafficking is also a very lucrative business, it is estimated to make $31. 6 billion annually. This amount is estimated from the 2.5 million people who a trafficked each year. The exact number of people who are victims of the sex industry cannot be predicted accurately for all over the world. In the United States alone there is about 14,500-17,500 people trafficked each year....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Child sex tourism]

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Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples

- Imagine being in love with someone, but never having the ability to make the relationship official. For many same-sex couples across the United States of America this is a reality. Even though great strides have been made in the advancement of gay rights, homosexual couples still face opposition from the Federal Government by being denied the right to a marriage. Same-sex marriages should be constitutionalized. While the Federal Government denies gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, there are some state governments which allow same-sex couples the right to domestic partnerships, civil unions, and marriages....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Gay]

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Should Sex Education Be Taught?

- In today’s school systems, students are taught the basics: math, history, language arts, and science. However, what they are also “taught” is sex education. Currently, when people think of how they were taught sex education in high school, most would say something along the lines of that they were taught the anatomy, and they were taught to never actually use it. This approach to sex education has been going on for decades, and despite being proven unsuccessful countless times, continues to be taught in this fashion because this is what makes the people happy....   [tags: Sex education, Birth control, AIDS, Education]

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All About Sex

- Have you ever had sex. How old is acceptable to start having sex. How does your society accept or resent sex. What is sex. What do you call sex. What is a man’s perception on sex, compared to a woman’s. I think of sex way different than say my grandparents do. These are just some of the questions that I think of when I think of the real meaning of sex. How did sex come about in history. “Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply…” (The New King James Version Bible, Genesis....   [tags: Sex, argumentative, persuasive]

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Sex Education Reform

- I came to age in the 70’s the era known for its sexual promiscuity and wide spread drug use. People had drug parties where having sex with others was encouraged. Couples known as swingers would swap partners or all four would have sex together. The government was experimenting with LSD and had many participants in studies on the substance and its effects on the mind. This was the era of “free love”. It was also the end of the Korean War and the beginning of the Vietnam conflict. Sex was everywhere and widely accepted in many variations....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]

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Comprehensive Sex Education

- Human sexuality can be fascinating, complex, contradictory, and sometimes frustrating. Sexuality is interwoven into every aspect of being human; therefore, having knowledge about sex is as essential as having education about human anatomy. However, it is highly recommended to pay close attention when sex education is delivered to youths. (Donatelle 171) What and when do American parents want their children to be thought about sex. This is an ongoing question that parents seek to find the best answer, to be able to inform their kids about sexuality in order to build up a strong foundation for sexual health....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]

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Sex Education : A Hot Topic Of Debate

- Sex Education in Our Schools Sex education in our schools has been a hot topic of debate for decades. The main point in question has been whether to utilize comprehensive sex education or abstinence-only curriculum to educate our youth. The popularity of abstinence-only curriculum over the last couple of decades has grown largely due to the United States government passing a law to give funding to states that teach the abstinence-only approach to sex education. But not teaching our children about sex and sexuality is not giving them the information they need to make well educated decisions....   [tags: Sex education, Human sexual behavior]

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Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legal?

- There exist a plethora of moral dilemmas that challenge our society today. One of the most heated is the debate on same-sex marriage, also known as gay marriage. The question is simple, is same-sex marriage morally permissible. At first glance the question seems quite easy, simplistic, or even elementary. However, there is actually a lot at stake within the question. It is not simply a question of should same-sex marriage be legal, but rather, is it moral. I will present the views on this dilemma from two different philosophers, John Stuart Mill and Aristotle....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Ethics]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- There are an estimated three million same-sex adults who have raised a child, and nearly six million American children have an LGBT parent (Gates 2013). However, some people are concerned about how this new form of the family may affect the children of these relationships. Many sociologists and psychologists have taken a stand on this immensely debated topic. Numerous studies have been conducted by social scientists over the past fifty years to show if children raised by same-sex parents are negatively affected by their parents’ sexuality....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Defining The Boundaries Of Same Sex Marriage

- Defining the Boundaries of Same Sex Marriage Why is it taking so long to legalize same sex marriage throughout the whole United States. Over the course of years, the concept of traditional marriage has changed. Gay marriage, otherwise known as same sex marriage, has been a long debated issue in the United States. Marriage is a social, legal, or religious ceremony that brings two people together to form a family bond in which they are granted marital rights, benefits, and responsibilities. It is a civil right that all Americans equally share; therefore, there is nothing wrong with giving homosexuals the same equal rights and benefits as heterosexuals....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Law]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- People of the same sex should be married because homosexual couples have fundamental rights as heterosexual couples. What is the good and bad that we can expect from the same-sex marriage ruling. The same-sex ruling has become controversial because many clerks and judges do not want to issue marriage license because it goes against their religious beliefs. The Same-Sex Marriage debate finally came to an end on June 26, 2015. This debate has been controversial for many years on whether or not people should marry someone of the same sex....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- Same sex marriage has been always a controversial topic. In the past centuries it used to be considered as a crime. People would be killed even if they were discovered having relations with someone of their same sex. However, in the last years people have tended to turn more liberals and less conservatives. In addition, there have been many modifications to the laws around the world in order to permit same sex marriage in some countries. In the other hand, those human beings are just showing their love, and for some of them is not even their fault been homosexual....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized

- Gay marriage is one of the most controversial, sensitive topics that have been discussed around the world. Almost overnight same-sex marriage became a major national issue, pitting religious and social controversies against gay rights advocates and their allies (Masci). Although the debate for same sex marriage became noticeably public in the late twentieth century it was not until 1993 during a Hawaiian case that the issue became national news. Although many people are against the legalization of same sex marriage, same sex marriage should be legalized in all fifty two states in the USA because of the many legal issues for same-sex couples and the impact it will have on current and future g...   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Same Sex Couples Should Be Legal

- Every kid believes that a man and women should be together because that’s how they were raised. That’s the same thing I thought when I was a kid until my cousin started dating a woman. I was excited because I wasn’t the only lesbian in the family. I was so relieved that I told her about me liking girls and she completely understood me and didn’t judge me like some people would. She gave me advice on telling my parents, but when I built up the courage to do it, they disowned my cousin for liking the same-sex....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage Is A Controversial Topic

- Same-sex marriage has been a controversial topic in the United States. Different opinions are heard everyday but will it ever come to an agreement. It is a difficult question to answer. Today, I will share with you my thoughts or reactions on same sex-marriage based on the readings of provided in chapter five. Jeff Jordan, one of the many people that disapproves of same-sex marriage states that, “there are situations in which it is morally permissible to discriminate against homosexuals because of their homosexuality” (Jordan 237)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized

- Same Sex Marriage Should same sex marriage be legalized all over the United States. There are many pros and cons on the topic. Many people argue over how gay marriage is defined as a sin in the bible. Despite the cons to same sex marriage, people should be allowed to be with whomever they want without being controlled and told who they can and cannot love. People cannot control with whom they fall in love with and they cannot express their true selves if they do not have the opportunity to show who they really love....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Why I Support Sex Education

- Sex education should be increased in schools. If students are educated about the effects sex has on their lives, it lessens their chance of having children at an early age. Knowledge about sex also lessens the chance of kids receiving STDS. First of all, the main reason children have sex prematurely is because they are curious. Students lack knowledge about sex because they haven’t been taught about it, however, when children know the consequences behind their actions and the risks they are taking they are less likely to want to have sex....   [tags: Sex education, USA, argumentative, persuasive]

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Premarital Sex

- The new industrial society has made a big impact on the changes of human’s way of thinking. Compared to thirty years ago, people’s lifestyle nowadays is more direct to self- satisfaction. In the 70’s, a lot of people were reluctant to fulfill their own desires because they were afraid of the judgments which came from the close- minded generations. Time flies and things have changed. In the 21st century, we have become to emphasize on the “self” and lift off the weight of society’s judgments. As people start to move toward their complacency, they are more open to what is used to be considered as taboo such as premarital sex....   [tags: Sex, argumentative, persuasive]

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Education Is Key: A Comprehensive Approach to Sex Education

- Sex education is about informing students about sex so that they can make educated decisions when the time comes to have sex. Sex education helps students protect themselves from unintended pregnancies, STDs, and HIV/AIDS. Students should leave a sex education course with the right tools so they make informed decisions about their sexual health and well-being. The goal of sex education is to provide a student with as much information as possible so that they can use the skills they learned in class for the rest of their lives....   [tags: Sex Education Health]

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Should Sex Education be Taken Out of Schools?

- From a young age, children are bombarded by images of the rich and the famous engaging in torrid public affairs or publicly discussing their increasingly active sex lives. No longer is sex education left to teachers and parents to explain, it is constantly in our faces at the forefront of our society. Regardless of sex education curriculums and debates about possible changes, children and teenagers are still learning everything they think there is to know about sex from very early on in their young lives....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Controversy of Sex Education Programs in High School

- How many girls have you see around school who are pregnant. Do you ever come to think that they may not have had the “sex talk” with their parents or any sort of sex education at school. “The United Stated still has the highest teen pregnancy rate of any industrialized country. About 40 percent of American women become pregnant before the age of 20. The result is about 1 million pregnancies each year among women ages 15 to 19.” (The Annie E. Casey Foundation) At the age 15-20 most teen males and females don’t have a stable job and are still going to school....   [tags: pregnancy, sex, pledge]

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Sex Education Programs in Schools in the United States

- Nineteen-fifty five marked the debut of sex education programs in schools in the United States. Along the years, many have argued whether or not sex education should be taught in schools. Many believe that the education of sex encourages students to engage in sexual activities which lead to a higher number of pregnancies and sexual transmitted diseases (STD’s). As the number of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases climbs higher and higher every day in our country, one can only think that sexual education is a necessity in our school systems....   [tags: parents, inform, educate, sex]

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Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

- Everyone is aware of marriage. We have heard about it, gone to one, or even been in one. The idea of marriage is something that is bestowed upon us and something that we look forward to ever since we were children, but what about those who what to get married to the same sex. How is that possible. As you know, everything changes at some point or another, this includes marriage. That is why same-sex marriage should be legalized. It has come to a point where the idea or a “normal” marriage has to change in order to fit in with a constantly changing society....   [tags: Marriage History, Same Sex Marriage]

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Should Parents be Allowed to Select the Sex of Their Baby?

- The ability for parents to select the sex of their baby has been made possible by the advancement of technology with fertility procedures. Today’s parents want the option to select the sex of their baby and there are a plethora of reasons why a couple would want to take this route. John A. Robertson from Extending Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis mentions, one main reason is there are serious diseases that could be prevented by sex selection using preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Conversely, Marcy Darnovsky from Revisiting Sex Selection: The Growing Popularity of New Sex Selection Methods Revives and Old Debate; believe parents should not have the right to select the sex of their baby....   [tags: Health, Fertility, Sex]

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Disenfranchised Supporters : The Sex Offender Registry And Its Impact On Family Members

- Disenfranchised Supporters: The Sex Offender’s Family OVERVIEW I chose to write about sex offender families as I’ve seen so many in court that look pained, embarrassed, angry, lost and confused. As an advocate I was there for the victim and their family but the sex offender’s family often only had the support of each other. They weren’t recognized as anything but supporters of the offenders who didn’t deserve support themselves. I often had opposing feelings of empathy for them and sometimes mistrust....   [tags: Sex offender, Sex offender registration]

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The Debate of Abstinece-Only or Comprehensive Sex Education

- Today’s young Americans face strong peer pressure to be sexually active and engage themselves in risky behaviors (Merino 100-109). Anyone deciding to have sex must first think about all the risks involved. Kekla Magoon, author of Sex Education in Schools, says that “half of all teens aged 15 to 19 years old in the United States have had sex” (Magoon 64-65). It is currently not required by federal law for schools to teach Sex education and those few schools that do teach Sex education have the decision to determine how much information is allowed....   [tags: peer, sex, education]

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Pros and Cons of a Teenage Same-sex Relationship

- Although same-sex teenage relationships were looked down on before and were not common, today many teens are in a same-sex relationship. This is critical to developing sexual and social identities. In this paper, readers will learn the ups and downs of teenagers in a world of relationships and sexuality. Growing up in a home with parents of the same sex is viewed in negative ways to a lot of people, but studies show that a child is well adjusted to being raised under a roof with parents of the same sex just as well as a child with a male and female parent under the same roof....   [tags: legal issues, same sex]

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The Same Sex Will Never Be Accepted By Everyone

- Having a significant other of the same-sex will never be accepted by everyone in our society because of personal and religious beliefs. In 2004 the Michigan Initiative was approved, which meant people of the same-sex could not marry one another. I believe that everyone has a right to be happy no matter who they marry whether it’s a male or female for these reasons, people can’t control their feelings and who they fall in love with, it will decrease the amount of children in an orphanage and most importantly, everyone should be treated equally....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage, LGBT]

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Diagnosis Of Sex Offenders That Target Children

- Groth’s Categorization of Sex Offenders that target Children Similar to the MTC, Groth categorizes child offenders based on the longevity of the behavioral patterns and the offender’s psychological goals. If sexual preference for children has existed since adolescence, the offender is classified as immature or fixated. If the offender appears to have some normal relationships with adults but resorts to children when under stress, he is a regressed child offender. Groth identifies two categories based on the psychological goal of the offender: sex pressure offender and sex force offenders....   [tags: Child sexual abuse, Human sexuality, Sex offender]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- Same-sex marriage became legal in the United States of America on June 26, 2015. This meant that in all states, men were allowed to marry men, women were allowed women, and women and men could marry each other. Although some states had allowed civil unions and some offered legal marriages, these marriages were not recognized throughout the country as a whole. The civil unions that often resulted did not grant the couple the same legal rights as a typical man and woman would have if they got married at the same time....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Race, Miscegenation]

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Young Irish Women and Sex in Seamus Heaney's Poem, Punishment, and in the Documentary, Sex in a Cold Climate

- During the 20th century in Ireland, girls had to suppress their inner-sexual thoughts and desires becasue Irish girls' personal lives were dictated and controlled by the Catholic church and state. Ireland socially accepted female inferiority as they humiliated and tortured young girls for loving another partner. As seen in Seamus Heaney's poem, Punishment, and the documentary, Sex in a Cold Climate, Irish girls' views of love and sex were forever tainted because of the public treatment and ridicule they received....   [tags: Sex and Sin in Ireland]

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Sex In America

- Sex In America a definitive survey covers a wide variety of sexual practices as well as the diversity of sexual acts. This book also reveals the myth shattering results of the only comprehensive methodologically sound survey of America’s practices (inside the cover). Robert T. Michael, John H. Gagnon, Edward O. Laumann, and Gina Kolata wrote this book. Socialization plays a major role in this book because it helps us learn about the attitudes values beliefs, and norms of our culture (Gagnon). This book covers most of the talked about topics in America, to have a better understanding of what can happen when being sexually active....   [tags: Sex In America Essays]

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Comprehensive Vs. Abstinence Only Sex Education

- Comprehensive vs. Abstinence Only Sex Education Darci Deakin Utah State University Comprehensive vs. Abstinence Only Sex Education Comprehensive vs. abstinence only sex education has been very controversial across the globe from the beginning. In recent years however, it has increased its attention through the media. Depending on your views and believes, usually, will determine which method you will choose to participate in. Comprehensive sex education teaches about condoms and contraception to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy, but it also teaches about abstinence as the best method for avoiding STDS and unintended pregnancy (Alford, 2001)....   [tags: Sex education, Birth control, Sexual intercourse]

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Sex Education Is The Single Most Controversial Debate

- Sex education has been the single most controversial debate in the United States education systems within the past few decades, but was first introduced as early as 1905 where there was a rally for sex education within schools in attempts to eradicate venereal disease (The Beginning of Sex Education in the U.S.: A Historical Perspective). There was not much support at this time though, until the 1980’s when there was the HIV/AID’s epidemic. This was when more people became aware of what was growing and tried figuring out how to put a stop to it, and quick....   [tags: Sex education, Birth control, Teenage pregnancy]

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Same Sex Marriage Within The United States

- Same-Sex Marriage In Relation to Interracial Marriage Same-sex marriage became legal in the United States of America on June 26, 2015. This meant that in all states, men were allowed to marry men, women were allowed women, and women and men could marry each other. Although some states had allowed civil unions and some offered legal marriages, these marriages were not recognized throughout the country as a whole. The civil unions that often resulted did not grant the couple the same legal rights as a typical man and woman would have if they got married at the same time....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Race, Miscegenation]

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Single Sex Schools Vs. Coed Schooling

- Single sex schools have been present in countries other than the United States for years. Recently, a hand full of various public schools in the United States have switched their systems to single sex. Boards of education chose to switch because of the research that scientists and colleges have found from conducting numerous studies on the effects on single sex schooling opposed to coed schooling. By using test scores, researchers have been able to prove that single sex schools positively benefit students more often than not (Kleiner)....   [tags: education system, coed schooling, single sex]

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The Argument of Sex Education in School

- Audience Analysis: I am writing to the seven chairmen of the ___ County School Board. They are a made up of a group of five men and two women. They are most likely all parents who have a common concern on the material being taught on the issue of Sex Education in schools. Fellow parents vote on them to insure that they make the correct decisions on what their kids are learning in school. They are all from some form of the Christian religion. They are from ages 30 and older. They represent all races....   [tags: Sex Education School Pregnancy Essays]

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Comprehensive Sex Education Program Is The Most Successful At Preventing Teen Pregnancy

- “Teachers are often charged with giving adolescents their first, and sometimes only, factual source of sex information” (Mink, par. 4). Because teachers are given this task the information provided should be accurate and honest. Advice should include how to obtain contraceptives (condoms, birth control, etc.), what to expect, and why it is best to wait. Face it, most teenagers are going to “do it” whether they are knowledgeable or not. According to the Center for Disease Control in 2005, “47 percent of high school students report having had sexual intercourse, and 34 percent of sexually active students said they didn’t use a condom the last time they had sex” (Qtd....   [tags: Sex education, Human sexual behavior]

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