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Would You Go to an Adult Sex Ed Class?

Some religious people may object to sex education for kids, but churches around the country are increasingly offering such courses for adults.

In fact, a specific group of churches puts sexuality at the heart of their mission. Over 40,000 children and adults have taken at least one of the group's "Our Whole Lives" courses, which emphasize the important role sex plays in our lives. A spokesperson explained: "Your sexuality doesn't end after you stop having babies or get divorced or after you turn 60. It is who we are in our core. We feel it has to be integrated into our spirituality because, for us, spirituality is about wholeness."

Unlike sex therapy or marriage counseling, sex education courses aren't necessarily for people who have serious problems in their relationships. Varied topics covered in the courses include how to enjoy sex after losing a breast to breast cancer, how to manage being a parent and a sexual person, and how to feel sexually satisfied if you're not married.

Would you considering taking one of these courses?

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llamawich llamawich 8 years
Why not?
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I'm good, thanks.
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 8 years
Well, I'm not Christian, and I would stay clear of the church giving me sex tips. Oh damn, I'm not married, anyway. Would they tell me to cross my legs and stop sinning every night?.. I suppose this might be helpful for some middle aged soccer moms, whatever makes people happy. I personally, would rather go have a cavity filled then attend that.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
"and how to feel sexually satisfied if you're not married." What exactly does that entail? Are we talking masturbation or how to have a ONS or just sex in a relationship but not married? Changes how I feel about it. Also, I don't think I could sit through this without tee-heeing just a TAD. Except the breast cancer one, that's very sad - but I probably wouldn't be there anyway.
Rebecca14916991 Rebecca14916991 8 years
Sounds like a good idea to me. People don't stop having sex after they hit 40, so sex ed courses for adults sounds like a good way to stay informed.
roseate roseate 8 years
My college just offered a series of "Our Whole Lives" classes this past fall. I didn't take them, but I've heard good things about them. There was nothing about religion in them. I think these classes are a wonderful idea.
michaeluvnikita michaeluvnikita 8 years
There is always something new to learn.
seraphmaiden seraphmaiden 8 years
I don't think I'll ever know everything there is to know and learning new things is half the fun ;) My undergrad school had 2 human sexuality courses one taught by psychology and another by the biology faculty - I'm still pissed that I couldn't fit them into my schedule.
dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
I think it's good. Some people never get the information they want from friends or parents. To each his own. I applaud churches to be addressing people this way.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
I don't think religious groups necessarily object to sex education for children but what they object to is (secular) sex education for children. IMO they're okay with sex education that is seen through the ideology of their respective theology. I don't know what all the hubbub is these days over the issue. When I was in 6th grade back in 79/80 we were sent home with permission slips for a 2 week sex ed course. If you wanted your child to attend you marked yes if not you marked no and signed simple as that case closed. No one had issues with it. No one protested and wrote letters. I think what the problem is these days is that the schools are more aggressive at pushing such things on students and not giving the parents the option to opt their child out.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I think most of the adults who attend these are in their 40s - 60s -- when I'm that age, and with (hopefully) a husband and our kids are grown, I would love to go in for a "check up" of sorts, especially when our bodies (and hormones) are older and different
totygoliguez totygoliguez 8 years
I think is a great idea, a lot of people can be ignorant about many aspects of sex, such as how your sexual reproductive organs work, how to properly check yourself, etc.
Amanda-La Amanda-La 8 years
No thanks I don't need any help feeling sexy or enjoying sex. And I already know everything there is to know. ;)
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