We want them to get the scoop about sex from us, not their peers or online. We want them to avoid risky behavior. Many believe the Netherlands does it right. Research shows that honest and comprehensive sex-ed programs result in fewer teen pregnancies, lower rates of STDs and high-risk behavior, more acceptance of sexual identity and orientation, and overall healthier attitudes about sex.
Why Sex-Ed Is Important
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Maybe you had good, consensual sex, and you felt fine at first. Or maybe you felt anxious about something that was in no way related to the sex you just had, but for some reason, that was all your brain wanted to think about. Then, before you knew it, your anxiety completely took over the moment and your thoughts were racing. Maybe you even had a panic attack. Post-sex anxiety is a real thing and is actually pretty common.
But, while sex addiction is recognized and there are rehab centers and support groups that can provide help, its polar opposite — sex avoidance — is hardly ever discussed. And yet, sex avoidance is just as shattering — perhaps even more so, because a person with sex avoidance shuns intimacy and the enjoyment that comes with having a sincere connection to a loving partner. Additionally, while sexual avoidance can be troubling on its own, it is also often a side effect of having an anxiety disorder. Things like performance fears, being distressed and upset, and low libido can make people even more anxious and can lead to the avoidance of sex. In general, the aversion toward sex is a defense mechanism. When thinking of intimacy or engaging in sex, the person with sexual avoidance feels emotional distress and physical symptoms, such as nausea and tensed muscles, or they may have panic attacks.
I'm on the same page as you. I do not understand what makes these nurses think that they have a place in his life. The one I met was full of himself, a slob, and really not that great to women.