Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 4°C Wednesday 8 December 2021

Comment #2133015 by Geraldine Joyce

Geraldine Joyce Feb 17th 2014, 1:22 PM #

There is no harm what so ever in encouraging school kids to hold off on having sex until they get older. There is no harm in saying the more sexual partners you have the more you are exposing yourselves to the risk of STDS and pregnancy. Secular health organistions say it all the time. And saying so in schools helps balance or counter the incessant pressure from the media which is increasingly sexualisisng media content. Selling sex is very profitable so it is probably no harm to see groups making the effort to promote more cautious attitudes to sex.

| Share | Report this comment

Read the article where this comment appeared:

Students taped together by wrists in sex education talk by Catholic group

Students taped together by wrists in sex education talk by Catholic group

“We were told how ‘god loves sex’,” one student said. “However it was implied that is only after marriage.”

REPLIES

    Favourite James O Donoghue
    Hide Comment
    Report as Defamatory
    Report this Comment
    Feb 17th 2014, 3:11 PM

    No harm in educating about std’s thwts what sex ed is. That’s not the problem

    61
    Favourite Miss Filed
    Hide Comment
    Report as Defamatory
    Report this Comment
    Feb 17th 2014, 9:32 PM

    Of course there is no harm in those messages Geraldine, as you say. What a shame then that so many schools, while taking money from the state to provide our public education system, have been found not to be implementing the state’s Relationships and Sexuality curriculum as part of SPHE, despite the fact that they are required to do so. They are even allowed to adjust it to suit their own ethos, which in my view is a shame as they are taking the money to deliver our state education curriculum.

    So would schools not be better to deliver that curriculum, which is evidence-based and underpinned by sound child development principles… The fact also is that, while the state’s thoughtful and moral Relationships and Sex Education curriculum covers all the things you say, it will not be doing so from a purely Catholic point of view, advocating only chastity. You act as though this purity group encourages young people to explore sexuality, relationships, respectful relationships and morality in some kind of open way, thinking for themselves, when in fact it does not. And I bet there is no mention of contraception, which is just not realistic in this day and age.

    48