School The Top Ten Tips for High School Sex-Ed Teachers

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Teaching Sex-Ed (to any age) can be intimidating and sometimes surprisingly enlightening....here are a few tips from my own experiences...
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1

Never use a banana in a condom demonstration. (The girls will never again eat one in the high school cafeteria..or anywhere on campus for that matter)


2

You will be informed that the concept of a "one-size fits all" condom does not apply to them. (I spoil this concept when I roll one over my hand and up my lower arm.)


3

Expect the guys to all talk like studs...and the girls to sound like virgins. (But be wise to the fact this is most likely NOT true for either sex)


4

Expect to be surprised (even shocked) at their lack of basic reproduction knowledge. (But NEVER show it.)


5

If you want to get their attention and keep it...bring clear, colored, realistic photos. (A primary herpes outbreak will make a lasting impression)


6

Their primary goal will often be to see if they can embarrass you. (NEVER BLUSH.)


7

Teens love "freebies". (Bring condoms and make them colorful.)


8

Be familiar with their "slang" or you will appear stupid. (However, don't USE it, or you will SOUND stupid)