|The end will be my beginning|
Sex. That's right I said er...typed it.
Why is is that so many people are afraid to talk about sex? With their peers, parents, friends, doctor? What were we taught when younger, that is now making it hard for grown adults to not have a conversation about sex? Were you told that it's wrong to talk about, that it's personal and something you shouldn't share with others? Were we told that were not yet old enough to discuss it or maybe that we shouldn't know anything about it?
Some parents are very open and straight forward when it comes to talk about sex. Where your parents like this? I can honestly admit that I am 18 years old and I have NEVER had 'the talk' with my either one of my parents. I use to think when I was younger that this was a good thing. I don't want to talk to my parents about it, I felt that I was the lucky one who didn't have to have this embarrassing conversation. Now, when I think about I feel like I got ripped off. Like my parents didn't do the job they were supposed to do. But I don't feel like I'm in the total dark when it comes to the topic of sex. I got most of my information from books and online. Which, might not be the best but it's what I have to work with. Besides the few tidbits I've overheard my mother mention to other people.
I look at my peers and people from school and realize I have more knowledge than most of them do. They still see sex as a way to keep a boyfriend, they see it as recreational fun. Many think that they'll never get pregnant the first time, that swapping partners is ok to do. It disgusts me. How can you have sex with someone that you don't even know? How can you have sex with someone without having them get tested first? These are things I think I'll never understand. Maybe I'm a prude and I don't know what fun is. But getting Herpes or another STD doesn't sound like much fun to me.