Today’s youth are participating in sexual acts that were nonexistent or considerably less common in the past, forcing education to keep current
Experts reveal that teachers in the field of sexual education are struggling to stay current on the broad variety of explicit acts the youth of today engage in.
Sexual acts that were previously deemed “taboo” in the past have become commonplace, and researchers have stated it is of the utmost importance that teachers know what is going on to offer the best education they can.
Glasgow University researcher, Doctor Ruth Lewis, has stated that it is of “crucial” importance that education pertaining to intimate relationships and sex keeps pace with ever-evolving sexual trends so that curricula can be created based on the actual experience of today’s youth.
Statistics prove sexual trends have definitively evolved since the early 90’s: the number of individuals who have engaged in anal intercourse has jumped from just one in ten men and women saying they had done the act.
Comparatively, in 2012, one out of five women and one out of four men admitted to having engaged in anal sex.
Sex education’s future will change
As of 2019, children in the UK will begin learning about adult relationships as of age four, and sexual education will become obligatory by secondary-school age.
Every school will have some flexibility as to how they will teach the subjects to develop a curriculum that is acceptable to their local communities, and parents will still have the option to prevent their child from attending lessons.
Parents in the UK, when surveyed, emphasized they hoped that the new generation of sexual education would enable children to perceive sex as a natural act, rather than one to be ashamed of, as well as educating children on different sexual orientations, cultures, and religions regarding sex.