Here's a solution for parents concerned about their daughters' sex lives: Move to the Netherlands. Perhaps, though, we can move a little of the Netherlands here. While we in the United States have the highest teen pregnancy rate in the industrialized world, they have among the lowest.
Our teen birth rate is eight times higher than theirs, and our teen abortion rate is 1.7 times higher. Unified’s new Superintendent Michelle King suggested that single-sex education might attract more families to the district and improve student achievement. Unified’s new Superintendent Michelle King suggested that single-sex education might attract more families to the district and improve student achievement.
As for the Dutch girls, their early sexual activity took place in loving, respectful relationships in which they communicated openly with their partners (whom they said they knew “very well”) about what felt good and what didn't, about how “far” they wanted to go, and about what kind of protection they would need along the way.
My friend's mother also asked me how it was, if I had an orgasm and if he had one.”The attitudes of the two nations weren't always so far apart.Here's their secret: The Dutch girls said that teachers and doctors had talked candidly to them about sex, pleasure and the importance of a loving relationship.More than that, though, there was a stark difference in how their parents approached those topics.Sex, which typically involves sneaking around or straight-up lying, becomes a vehicle through which to do that.An American sex educator named Charis Denison, for instance, told me that roughly half the questions she fields from students about parents involve how to get contraception or testing for sexually transmitted diseases without Mom and Dad finding out; the other half are on how to bring up sensitive issues so they will actually listen.