Sex Ed For Girls: 10 Things They Didn’t Teach In School About Female Sexuality

If your sex education class in high school was anything like mine, it left you more confused than confident. Thankfully, however, the team at All Time 10’s put together a list of some of the most important points left out in girl’s sex education class to ensure that we’re no longer left in the dark.

The most important aspect of female sexuality emphasized in sex ed class is reproduction. And while reproduction is important, teachers often only focus on the parts of female genitalia associated with reproduction, and leave out those involved with pleasure, such as the clitoris. In reality, the clioris, similar to the penis, is filled with erectile tissue and can engorge when a woman is aroused.

female sexuality Sexual education in school often leaves out many important parts of women's sexual health, such as the effectiveness of birth control and different types of orgasms a woman can have. Photo Courtesy of Youtube Screenshot

In addition, sex ed also misinforms girls about the hymen. We are often taught that the hymen covers the vagina and breaks the first time that a woman has sex, but this is not completely accurate. In reality, it surrounds the vagina, and though it can stretch and even tear during intercourse, it never really breaks. In addition, it can also heal, meaning that it's possible for sexually active women to have intact hymens. As for why many women bleed the first time they have sex? According to All Time 10’s, this isn't due to the hymen tearing but rather blood from the vagina due to poor lubrication.

Birth control is also a topic that sex ed can often get wrong. For example, schools often do not teach that it is possible for women to become pregnant when they have sex during their period. In addition, although birth control pill manufacturers boast they are 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, in a real-life setting this is closer to 91 percent. This is largely due to some women not taking the pill as advised, and certain medications interfering with the drug's effectiveness.

To learn other important aspects of female sexual education often left out in school, watch the video below!

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